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Orbits of the large cubewanos compared with Pluto. Originally plotted by a program written by Eurocommuter.
Redrawn using real arcs (instead of lines 1px long) by Ysangkok.
SVG code improved by Nickshanks.
- Makemake (2005 FY9) in blue
- Haumea (2003 EL61) in green
- Pluto in red
- Neptune in grey (shown as a circle to represent the ecliptic)
- Orbits plotted in brighter colours above the ecliptic and darker below.
- Major axis drawn showing perihelia (q) and aphelia (Q) and the dates of the passage.
- Relative Sizes (not to scale with the orbits), colours and albedos illustrated
- The bodies' positions as of April 2006 (move less than 1 pixel in a year).
- The Sun in the centre.
- Yellow segment points toward the vernal point.
- View from ~5° degrees above the ecliptic, longitude ~60°.
- For planets: Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Keplerian Elements for Approximate Positions of the Major Planets
- For TNOs: MPCORB as of Feb 14th, 2006
|Description||The orbits of large cubewanos (Transneptunian objects)|
|Date||29 April 2006|
|Source||Plotted by a program written by the author|
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