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This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool.
The applet was implemented using 2-body methods,
and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories
(over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances.
For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system.|
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here is a possible workaround.
Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.
Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by
Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts),
and further modified by
Ron Baalke (JPL).
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|Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB |
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
| Element ||Value ||Uncertainty (1-sigma) || Units |
|e ||.04522244933888744 ||5.641e-08 || |
|a ||2.218077900057042 ||1.0464e-08 ||AU|
|q ||2.117770984592007 ||1.2464e-07 ||AU|
|i ||7.410122865795639 ||7.0419e-06 ||deg|
|node ||359.4617363840353 ||3.6243e-05 ||deg|
|peri ||45.83139232771243 ||7.7371e-05 ||deg|
|M ||211.0665886872765 ||6.8475e-05 ||deg|
|tp ||2457499.675492752273 |
|period ||1206.600827892715 |
|n ||.2983588206455378 ||2.1112e-09 ||deg/d|
|Q ||2.318384815522078 ||1.0937e-08 ||AU|| ||Orbit Determination Parameters
|Physical Parameter Table|
||Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01)
||Published Reference List:
[Pray, D.P.; Galad, A.; Husark, M.; Oey, J. (2008) Minor Planet Bul. 35, 34-37.]
|SMASSII spectral type
||based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)
|3314 Beals (1981 FH) Discovered 1981-Mar-30 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM) (688)|
|Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.|
|Reference: DISCOVERY.DB||Last Updated: 2003-08-29|
| 1981 FH = 1928 DD1 = 1941 BT = 1959 SR = 1959 TX = 1969 TM = 1974 DZ1 = 1978 AG = 1979 WV4 = 1985 ND |