Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for MA68726

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: MA68726   
# Created Thu Dec 14 02:38:20 2017
# Orbit generated from Bernstein formalism
# Fitting   13 observations of   13
# Arc:   0.97y
# First observation: 2015/03/23
#  Last observation: 2016/03/13
Preliminary a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  -0.000002   0.025470  -0.000000  -0.000708   0.024785   0.000000
# Chi-squared of fit:     3.36 DOF:   20 RMS:  0.09
# Min/Max residuals:    -0.32    0.16
# Exact a, adot, b, bdot, g, gdot:
  1.590510E-05  2.549592E-02 -9.766431E-07 -7.094852E-04  2.494028E-02  3.271632E-03
# Covariance matrix:
  2.5400E-13  9.0526E-12  2.0124E-14 -2.3826E-13  3.0383E-12  3.4237E-10
  9.0526E-12  7.4874E-09  1.3296E-11 -1.8657E-10  1.9455E-09  2.7282E-07
  2.0124E-14  1.3296E-11  1.6814E-13 -5.0450E-13  3.4797E-12  4.8477E-10
 -2.3826E-13 -1.8657E-10 -5.0450E-13  5.6227E-12 -4.8537E-11 -6.7993E-09
  3.0383E-12  1.9455E-09  3.4797E-12 -4.8537E-11  5.0975E-10  7.0936E-08
  3.4237E-10  2.7282E-07  4.8477E-10 -6.7993E-09  7.0936E-08  9.9422E-06
#      lat0       lon0       xBary       yBary       zBary        JD0
    2.692484  157.244496   -0.416130    0.042507   -0.901099  2457104.651598
# Heliocentric elements and errors
Epoch:              2457100.5000  =  2015/03/19
Mean Anomaly:           43.46017 +/-    10.683
Argument of Peri:       61.80931 +/-    21.862
Long of Asc Node:       36.35783 +/-     0.099
Inclination:             3.08615 +/-     0.003
Eccentricity:         0.17495261 +/-    0.1168
Semi-Major Axis:     46.03860482 +/-    1.9729
Time of Perihelion: 2443326.1670 +/-    3268.2
Perihelion:          37.98403065 +/-    5.6183
Aphelion:            54.09317899 +/-    5.8557
Period (y)              312.3859 +/-     20.08
# Ecliptic coordinates at JD0 (AU and AU/d)
Ecliptic X          -37.93029717 +/-    0.0334
Ecliptic Y           15.45692235 +/-    0.0140
Ecliptic Z            1.88349118 +/-    0.0017
Ecliptic XDOT        -0.00142017 +/-    0.0003
Ecliptic YDOT        -0.00244662 +/-    0.0001
Ecliptic ZDOT        -0.00006084 +/-    0.0000
# Distances at JD0 (AU)
Heliocenter to KBO   41.00209057 +/-    0.0314
Geocenter to KBO     40.09578560 +/-    0.0363
# Hcoef:  7.23

The following table shows the complete astrometric record for MA68726. 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 (MA68726) followed by the observatory code and reference code for the source of the astrometry.

2015 03  23.15082  10 39 52.956  +11 20 57.36  23.0R MA68726   695              
2015 03  23.15697  10 39 52.923  +11 20 57.42  22.9R MA68726   695              
2015 03  23.21731  10 39 52.663  +11 20 58.73        MA68726   695              
2015 03  23.22247  10 39 52.617  +11 20 59.00        MA68726   695              
2015 03  23.27719  10 39 52.405  +11 21 00.19        MA68726   695              
2015 03  23.28187  10 39 52.393  +11 21 00.32        MA68726   695              
2015 04  15.19942  10 38 28.268  +11 28 09.94  23.0R MA68726   695              
2015 04  15.27604  10 38 28.040  +11 28 10.98        MA68726   695              
2015 04  15.34908  10 38 27.822  +11 28 12.01        MA68726   695              
2015 04  24.16408  10 38 04.679  +11 29 55.02  23.0R MA68726   G37              
2015 04  24.26513  10 38 04.430  +11 29 55.79        MA68726   G37              
2016 03  13.17699  10 46 00.881  +10 41 55.77  23.3R MA68726   G37              
2016 03  13.21732  10 46 00.689  +10 41 56.92        MA68726   G37              

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     0.05       0.00     0.11
  2   0.0000     -0.47    -0.00      -0.13    -0.00
  3   0.0002     -4.51     0.05      -0.34    -0.07
  4   0.0002     -5.24    -0.32      -0.34    -0.06
  5   0.0003     -8.57     0.05      -0.41     0.01
  6   0.0004     -8.79     0.16      -0.35     0.08
  7   0.0631  -1316.68    -0.05     -63.91    -0.04
  8   0.0633  -1320.18     0.02     -64.20    -0.03
  9   0.0635  -1323.54     0.04     -64.44     0.01
 10   0.0876  -1677.63     0.04     -95.69     0.12
 11   0.0879  -1681.31    -0.05     -96.34    -0.11
 12   0.9747   5901.62     0.05    -129.65    -0.03
 13   0.9749   5898.56    -0.05    -129.66     0.03

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.

MA68726    quality flag:1

Type:       SCATNEAR  CENTAURR CLASSICAL

axisobj        45.736    61.438    44.141
ecceobj         0.173     0.515     0.067
incobj          3.090     3.079     3.095
qmin           37.140    29.223    40.294
qmax           54.878    93.091    48.371
amean          45.783    57.411    44.224
amin           45.370    54.045    43.873
amax           46.288    61.495    44.588
emean           0.175     0.482     0.070
emin            0.163     0.450     0.054
emax            0.187     0.515     0.085
imean           2.404     3.936     2.589
imin            1.618     2.675     1.817
imax            3.064     5.967     3.227
excite_mean     0.180     0.487     0.083
fracstop        1.000     0.015     1.000
cjmean          3.083     2.936     3.096

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       181.3     109.1     175.9
kozaiamp        180.0      66.2     180.0