Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 14KA102

The following information shows the result of the orbit fit based on Gary Bernstein's method. Most of the information should be self-explanatory. Take special note that while the original Bernstein software works with barycentric coordinates, we convert these results into a heliocentric coordinate system.

# Object: 14KA102   
# Created Mon Jan 22 02:38:11 2018
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting   27 observations of   27
# Arc:   3.13y
# First observation: 2012/03/29
#  Last observation: 2015/05/18
Preliminary a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
   0.000055   0.030381  -0.000000   0.011922   0.026132   0.000000
# Chi-squared of fit:     6.14 DOF:   48 RMS:  0.08
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.21    0.24
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  1.847262E-05  3.105454E-02  6.934920E-06  1.219152E-02  2.650890E-02  7.809027E-03
# Covariance matrix:
  3.5777E-13 -2.6970E-13  1.7010E-14 -6.1727E-14 -9.3644E-14 -1.6722E-12
 -2.6970E-13  2.0538E-12 -1.6981E-13  7.6711E-13  2.2060E-12  2.0637E-11
  1.7010E-14 -1.6981E-13  3.3435E-13 -1.8325E-13 -1.7591E-13 -1.7671E-12
 -6.1727E-14  7.6711E-13 -1.8325E-13  3.4716E-13  8.3619E-13  7.9241E-12
 -9.3644E-14  2.2060E-12 -1.7591E-13  8.3619E-13  2.6353E-12  2.2463E-11
 -1.6722E-12  2.0637E-11 -1.7671E-12  7.9241E-12  2.2463E-11  2.1322E-10
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
   16.595200 -156.336415    0.252491    0.276831   -0.928953  2456015.962156
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2456010.5000  =  2012/03/24
Mean Anomaly:            5.35017 +/-     0.008
Argument of Peri:        5.78632 +/-     0.053
Long of Asc Node:      168.15628 +/-     0.001
Inclination:            26.77468 +/-     0.000
Eccentricity:         0.65420464 +/-    0.0003
Semi-Major Axis:    104.87465083 +/-    0.0527
Time of Perihelion: 2450180.4908 +/-       7.4
Perihelion:          36.26516806 +/-    0.0326
Aphelion:           173.48413361 +/-    0.0912
Period (y)             1074.0240 +/-      0.81
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X          -34.09812780 +/-    0.0020
Ecliptic Y          -14.66681619 +/-    0.0009
Ecliptic Z           10.77432029 +/-    0.0007
Ecliptic XDOT         0.00090388 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00309970 +/-    0.0000
Ecliptic ZDOT         0.00143715 +/-    0.0000
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   38.65079294 +/-    0.0018
Geocenter to KBO     37.72317562 +/-    0.0023
# Hcoef:  6.12

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for 14KA102. The first three columns show the date of observation. The next six columns are RA and DEC. The next column (when provided) is the observed magnitude and filter. The next column is the object name (14KA102) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2012 03  29.46139  13 51 57.541  +06 15 35.16  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2012 03  29.47574  13 51 57.472  +06 15 35.66  22.0w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2012 03  29.49015  13 51 57.413  +06 15 36.31  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2012 03  29.50467  13 51 57.355  +06 15 36.82  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.38098  14 03 00.408  +06 39 57.26  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.38173  14 03 00.410  +06 39 57.47  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.39400  14 03 00.359  +06 39 57.60  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.39475  14 03 00.353  +06 39 57.56  22.0w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.40702  14 03 00.316  +06 39 57.95  22.3w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.40778  14 03 00.297  +06 39 57.78  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.42012  14 03 00.260  +06 39 57.86  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 05  25.42089  14 03 00.252  +06 39 57.82  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 07  02.28080  14 01 27.479  +06 37 58.75  22.3w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 07  02.29367  14 01 27.461  +06 37 58.52  22.5w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2014 07  02.30649  14 01 27.437  +06 37 58.27  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 03  22.49918  14 14 57.256  +06 08 08.69  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 03  22.51283  14 14 57.200  +06 08 08.89  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 03  22.52652  14 14 57.158  +06 08 09.57  21.9w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 03  22.54029  14 14 57.115  +06 08 10.12  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 04  23.49499  14 12 43.223  +06 27 41.32  22.4w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 04  23.50923  14 12 43.157  +06 27 41.87  22.3w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 04  23.52343  14 12 43.093  +06 27 42.27  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 04  23.53768  14 12 43.020  +06 27 42.74  22.2w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 05  18.42580  14 10 52.747  +06 37 16.37  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 05  18.43815  14 10 52.705  +06 37 16.62  22.1w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 05  18.45044  14 10 52.654  +06 37 16.75  22.0w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      
2015 05  18.46274  14 10 52.608  +06 37 17.07  22.3w 14KA102   F51  C~1vXX      

The following table shows the residuals to the orbit fit. The first coumn is the point number. The second column is the time, in years, measured from the first observation. The third and fifth columns are the regularized positions used in the orbit fit. The fourth and sixth columns are the residuals, in arc seconds, for RA and Dec respectively.

  1   0.0000      0.00     0.01       0.00     0.07
  2   0.0000     -1.14    -0.06       0.09    -0.04
  3   0.0001     -2.20    -0.04       0.37     0.05
  4   0.0001     -3.19     0.05       0.53     0.01
  5   2.1545   8649.74     0.09    5008.59    -0.21
  6   2.1545   8649.69     0.08    5008.80     0.00
  7   2.1545   8648.93     0.02    5008.64    -0.02
  8   2.1545   8648.86    -0.01    5008.57    -0.08
  9   2.1545   8648.21     0.03    5008.73     0.23
 10   2.1545   8648.01    -0.13    5008.46    -0.03
 11   2.1546   8647.46     0.03    5008.33    -0.01
 12   2.1546   8647.37    -0.03    5008.25    -0.09
 13   2.2582   7405.61     0.11    4383.25     0.02
 14   2.2583   7405.45     0.05    4382.94    -0.02
 15   2.2583   7405.21    -0.08    4382.57    -0.13
 16   2.9789  19331.69    -0.10    7254.54     0.24
 17   2.9789  19330.83    -0.05    7254.41    -0.14
 18   2.9790  19329.98     0.01    7254.80     0.01
 19   2.9790  19329.18     0.11    7255.07     0.04
 20   3.0665  17020.21     0.08    7587.30    -0.05
 21   3.0665  17019.08     0.04    7587.43     0.06
 22   3.0666  17018.04     0.08    7587.45     0.04
 23   3.0666  17016.84    -0.04    7587.47     0.04
 24   3.1347  15266.43    -0.17    7499.22    -0.10
 25   3.1348  15265.76    -0.05    7499.22     0.01
 26   3.1348  15265.00    -0.02    7499.05    -0.03
 27   3.1348  15264.24     0.01    7499.09     0.12

The following table comes from a 10My integration of the orbit of the object. Three columns are shown. The first column is the result of integrating the nominal orbit. The other two columns are based on clones of the nominal orbit that are +/- 3 sigma from the nominal orbit. If all three types agree then the classificiation is deemed secure. The basis for these calculations is described in more detail in AJ, 129, 1117 (2005). Any use made of these calculations should refer to and credit this publication and the Deep Ecliptic Survey Team.

14KA102    quality flag:3

Type:       SCATNEAR  SCATNEAR  SCATNEAR

axisobj       104.276   104.434   104.119
ecceobj         0.652     0.653     0.651
incobj         26.800    26.800    26.800
qmin           33.938    33.948    34.362
qmax          183.300   184.759   184.561
amean         105.904   106.292   106.247
amin          103.520   103.759   103.487
amax          109.734   109.912   110.050
emean           0.664     0.667     0.664
emin            0.649     0.650     0.648
emax            0.678     0.682     0.677
imean          24.962    24.682    25.156
imin           23.956    23.846    24.532
imax           26.274    26.275    26.279
excite_mean     0.787     0.787     0.788
fracstop        1.000     1.000     1.000
cjmean          2.827     2.826     2.827

libcent 0      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  0      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 1      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  1      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 2      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  2      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 3      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  3      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libcent 4      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0
libamp  4      -180.0    -180.0    -180.0

kozaimean        88.0      82.7      74.1
kozaiamp         81.9      74.2      65.6