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Mathematical datum for Nereid

The following results are not based on any evidence, but are here to illustrate what I feel are best fit values for Nereid. My findings are based upon correcting uncertainties from reference values I have acquired from the internet and books.I have created a hierarchy starting at the top of the list with globally accepted values, where uncertainty in the value is the least, from a series of sampled results. The parameters lower down the list have a much greater uncertainty or are estimated by computation using my Nereid comparator program.

Orbital Properties

Nereid Physical Parameters from user settings and results.

1. Semi major axis (km)

5513400

Based on references

2. AU

0.036855

Calculated from 1 above.

3. AU (x106 km )

5.5134

Calculated from 2 above.

4. Orbital inclination (degree)

27.6

Based on references

5. Orbital eccentricity

0.754489

Adjusted to fit reference 7 below .

6. Sideral Period (days)

360.0622

Result of changing e, 5 above.

7. Nearest to Neptune (km)

1353600

 Based on references.

8. Farthest From Neptune (km)

9673200

Calculated from 1,5,7 above.

9. Mean Distance from Planet (km)

3618514

Computed using * polar method.

10. Density

Not done

Due to variant temperature and distance.

The Planetary Scientist's Companion, Katherine Lodders and Bruce Fegley,Jr. , Pages 15, 18, 228
Oxford Univerity Press, ISBN:0-19-511694-1 (deleted),
The New Solar System, Beatty,Petersen,Chaikin, p390 and other pages
http://www.nineplanets.org/nereid.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/neptuniansatfact.html
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?sat_ephem
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/?sat_phys_par
http://www.if.ufrgs.br/ast/solar/eng/nereid.htm
http://radioscience.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/dsn.html
http://www.gbnet.net/surf/surf96/jpl_buratti.html

References for calculations

Nereid Research