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Enhanced with new options and more accuracy (geocentric positions etc.) by Robert von Heeren in March 2003
 
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3D-orbit for minor planet 87555 2000 QB243



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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 87555 2000 QB243


 

More information regarding 87555 2000 QB243 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)
87555 2000 QB243 44.75020 284.29739 254.42524 330.12785 6.779878

Eccentricity e Semi major axis a (AU) Perihelion distance (AU) Aphelion distance (AU) Period (years) Epoch (date) observations (no) diameter (km)
0.5644027 34.8874557 15.19688 54.57802 206.0648 20171213 3 N.A.

 

Discovery data for 87555 2000 QB243

Number Name Designation Date of discovery Site of discovery Discoverer(s)
87555 2000 QB243 2000 08 25 Cerro Tololo Cerro Tololo

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.
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