Solar System Dynamics Group |
Example 1 Sample of randomly selected orbits |

Arc : 2004 03 15 — 2006 08 16

Nominal rms: 0².31 (1971 residuals)

The derived swarm of VAs follows the normal distribution in the orbital elements space. This is visualized by color coding of points in figures below. Each point represents a single virtual orbit, while the colors indicate the deviation magnitude from the nominal orbit:

red points represent virtual orbits within confidence level of 50%,

magenta: confidence level within 50%—90%,

blue: 90%—99%,

cyan: remaining points.

In the crowded areas points' symbols heavily overlap.

Fig.1 | Fig.2 |

LOV's (line of variations) are given by black dotted lines.

Each individual plot is centered on the nominal values of respective pair of orbital elements denoted by the subscript '0' (epoch: 2006 09 22).