(120132) 2003 FY128 Precovery Images

(120132) 2003 FY128 Precovery Images


Two new images extend the arc of this well-observed TNO back to 1989.

The following astrometry was submitted to the Minor Planet Center:

C0132          1989 12 08.51944 10 51 27.94 +07 44 13.5                      261
C0132          1996 04 10.19236 11 20 11.52 +02 12 20.4                      261
At the end of this page are the elements and residuals before and with the new data. The new orbit is much more accurate because the object has now been observed for 16 years instead of seven years (when this astrometry was submitted in 2007).

View the Discovery Announcement. See also MPEC 2003-V39.


1996 Apr. 10.19236 UTC

RA 11h20m11.52s Dec. +0212'20.4"

70-minute exposure

Size = 150" x 150"

Palomar Mountain-DSS plate XP785-A1RI

1989 Dec. 08.51944 UTC

RA 10h51m27.94s Dec. +0744'13.5"

70-minute exposure

Size = 150" x 150"

Palomar Mountain-DSS plate XP712-A0S0


Original elements and residuals from the Minor Planet Center

(120132) 2003 FY128

Epoch 2007 Oct. 27.0 TT = JDT 2454400.5                 MPC
M  19.94972              (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.00282135     Peri.  175.30172     -0.92161573     -0.38281920             T = 2447329.50571 JDT
a  49.6019145      Node   341.78223     +0.34909555     -0.74583825             q =    37.0930593
e   0.2521849      Incl.   11.78047     +0.16957814     -0.54513739
P 349              H    5.0           G   0.15           U   3
From 52 observations at 5 oppositions, 1999-2005, mean residual 0".39.
  
Residuals
19990320  645  0.0   0.1-    20030502  360  0.2+  0.2-    20040220  621  0.3+  0.3-
19990322  645  0.0   0.0     20030503  246  0.0   0.0     20040221  621  0.3-  0.7-
20020226  644  1.0-  0.7+    20030503  246  0.1+  0.6-    20040223  621  0.1-  0.7-
20020313  644  0.3+  0.1+    20030503  246  0.0   0.5-    20040224  621  0.1+  0.3-
20020314  644  0.6-  0.1+    20030503  246  0.4+  0.3+    20040419  691  0.1-  0.1+
20030311  644  0.1-  0.0     20030503  246  0.1-  0.4-    20040419  691  0.0   0.0
20030311  644  0.1+  0.1-    20030504  246  0.9+  0.1-    20040419  691  0.0   0.1+
20030311  644  0.1+  0.2+    20030504  246  0.4+  0.9+    20040526  304  0.4-  0.5-
20030326  644  0.3+  0.0     20030504  246  0.3+  1.5+    20040526  304  0.5-  0.6-
20030326  644  0.3-  0.0     20030504  246  0.2-  0.3+    20050205  621  0.1-  0.4-
20030326  644  0.6+  0.1+    20030504  246  0.1-  1.2+    20050205  621  0.0   0.3-
20030401  675  0.1+  0.1+    20030505  360  0.4+  0.8+    20050206  621  0.3-  0.3-
20030401  675  0.1+  0.1+    20030505  360  0.0   0.8+    20050207  621  0.3+  0.2-
20030401  675  0.3+  0.4+    20030531  675  0.3+  0.5+    20050207  621  0.0   0.4-
20030402  675  0.4+  0.3+    20030531  675  0.1-  0.5+    20060401  621  0.7-  0.5-
20030425  675  0.1+  0.3+    20030531  675  0.0   0.1+    20060401  621  0.7-  0.3-
20030425  675  0.6+  0.0     20030719  413  0.3+  0.1-    20060402  621  0.3-  0.3-
20030502  360  0.3-  0.1-    20040218  493  0.0   0.2-
20030502  360  0.4+  0.4+    20040219  493  0.1-  0.2-


Revised elements and residuals from the Minor Planet Center (new astrometry is shown in red)

(120132) 2003 FY128
Epoch 2009 June 18.0 TT = JDT 2455000.5                 MPC
M  22.22559              (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.00284640     Peri.  174.63262     -0.91739818     -0.39282998             T = 2447192.17260 JDT
a  49.3104809      Node   341.82746     +0.35710236     -0.74183856             q =    37.0614699
e   0.2484058      Incl.   11.79639     +0.17566585     -0.54347048
P 346              H    5.0           G   0.15           U   2
From 56 observations at 8 oppositions, 1989-2006, mean residual 0".38.
  
Residuals
19891208  675  0.5+  0.7+    20030502  360  0.3-  0.1-    20040218  493  0.0   0.1-
19960410  675  0.2-  0.1+    20030502  360  0.4+  0.5+    20040219  493  0.1-  0.1-
19990320  645  0.0   0.1-    20030502  360  0.2+  0.2-    20040220  621  0.3+  0.2-
19990322  645  0.1-  0.1-    20030503  246  0.1+  0.0     20040221  621  0.3-  0.6-
20020226  644  1.0-  0.7+    20030503  246  0.2+  0.5-    20040223  621  0.1-  0.6-
20020313  644  0.2+  0.1+    20030503  246  0.0   0.5-    20040224  621  0.1+  0.2-
20020314  644  0.6-  0.2+    20030503  246  0.4+  0.3+    20040419  691  0.0   0.1+
20030311  644  0.2-  0.1+    20030503  246  0.1-  0.4-    20040419  691  0.0   0.1+
20030311  644  0.1+  0.1-    20030504  246  0.9+  0.1-    20040419  691  0.0   0.1+
20030311  644  0.0   0.3+    20030504  246  0.5+  1.0+    20040526  304  0.4-  0.5-
20030326  644  0.3+  0.1+    20030504  246 (0.4+  1.5+)   20040526  304  0.4-  0.5-
20030326  644  0.3-  0.1+    20030504  246  0.2-  0.3+    20050205  621  0.1-  0.3-
20030326  644  0.6+  0.2+    20030504  246  0.1-  1.2+    20050205  621  0.0   0.2-
20030401  675  0.1+  0.2+    20030505  360  0.4+  0.9+    20050206  621  0.2-  0.3-
20030401  675  0.1+  0.2+    20030505  360  0.0   0.8+    20050207  621  0.3+  0.1-
20030401  675  0.3+  0.4+    20030531  675  0.4+  0.6+    20050207  621  0.0   0.4-
20030402  675  0.4+  0.4+    20030531  675  0.1-  0.5+    20060401  621  0.6-  0.4-
20030425  675  0.1+  0.3+    20030531  675  0.0   0.2+    20060401  621  0.5-  0.3-
20030425  675  0.6+  0.0     20030719  413  0.3+  0.1-    20060402  621  0.2-  0.3-


DSS precovery images are from DSS plate archive scans, which are copyright California Institute of Technology.


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