Minor planets-, Comets-, TNOs-, SDOs-, Centaurs-, Kuiperoids, Icy Dwards-, Plutoids- 3D-Orbit Viewer 1.2 by

Enhanced with new options and more accuracy (geocentric positions etc.) by Robert von Heeren in March 2003
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A complete list of all currently named minor planets (attention: needs time to load!
The astorb database contains currently 718247 objects with 20216 named objects and 474120 numbered objects.
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3D-orbit for minor planet 7934 Sinatra

Use the horizontal scrollbar to rotate, use the vertical scrollbar to flip the 3D-view.
Move the zoom-scrollbar to the right to increase the zoom into the inner solar system or to the left to decrease the zoom.
0° Aries or vernal equinox is where the red line points to, on default it points to the left side.
When you activate 'Zodiac Grid' you get the ecliptic plane divided into the twelve equal 30°-sections of the zodiac.

Zodiac color-code: red for fire-signs, green for Earth-signs, yellow for air-signs and blue for water-signs.
When you move the zoom-scrollbar to the left then you see the zodiac-abbrev.

Object Nodes: the intersection of the object's orbit plane with Earth's orbit plane is shown.
'South node' => object intersects fom south to north, 'North node' => object crosses Earth's plane from northern to southern latitude.

Object Apsides: the orbit points where the object's orbit has its farthest distance from the Sun (called Aphelion)
or nearest distance towards the Sun (called Perihelion) are shown.

Object's Apogee/Perigee: the orbit points where the object's orbit has its farthest distance from Earth (called Apogee)
or nearest distance towards Earth (called Perigee) are shown.

An underscore at the beginning of a provisional designation means that it has no MPC-catalog number yet.

Osculating elements from astorb-database for 7934 Sinatra


More information regarding 7934 Sinatra in English wikipedia (external link)
Number Name or designation Mean Anomaly M (degrees) Long. of Perihelion Argument w (degrees) Long. of Perihelion L (degrees) Long. of Ascending Node o (degrees) Inclination i (degrees)
7934 Sinatra 90.34140 332.31610 138.63311 166.31701 7.864692

Eccentricity e Semi major axis a (AU) Perihelion distance (AU) Aphelion distance (AU) Period (years) Epoch (date) observations (no) diameter (km)
0.1469681 2.5751073 2.196648 2.953565 4.132310 20161108 103 N.A.


Discovery data for 7934 Sinatra

Number Name Designation Date of discovery Site of discovery Discoverer(s)
7934 Sinatra 1989 SG1 1989 09 26 La Silla Elst, E. W.

Source: Discovery Circumstances of Numbered Minor Planets by Minor Planet Center

This 3D-Orbit Viewer uses the ASTORB orbit elements database by David Bowell/Lowell University.
The elements are correct for the given epoch but not for years before or after that epoch.
The osculating elements for the currently 408 comets are by JPL Dastcom services
OrbitViewer-Applet courtesy from Osamu Ajiki/AstroArts Inc.
In case of minor planets you can search either by number or name/designation.
The query tries to find an exact match first,
if it fails it gives you the first object which contains your search phrase (except for numbers).
The search is case-insensitive.
In case you search for a comet then you can enter its full name like '1P/Halley' or just its number '1P/' but don't forget the slash.
Comets: Please enter a comet designation like e.g. '1P/Halley'. 'Halley' will find an asteroid not the comet.
If you want to find a new comet like for example C/NEAT (2002 V1) then please leave the brackets just enter: C/NEAT 2002 V1.
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