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LC SPINAXIS QUALITY CODE

The Q value gives our assessment of the quality of the pole solution. 0 Either wrong or very uncertain determination 1 Possible but not certain pole determination. This will most often appear when a limited number of data sets is used, especially if methods other than lightcurve inversion are involved. 2 Good determination, based on large dataset. The solution consists of one or two solutions (and possibly their 180 degree mirrors). If two solutions, they may differ in both longitude and latitude but not by the simple 180 degree mirror. 3 Very good determination, based on large dataset, an ambiguity of about 180 degrees in pole longitude might appear. 4 Excellent determination, pole position confirmed by methods based on independent datasets (for example, lightcurves and radar data, lightcurves and spacecraft fly-by). P A prograde rotation has been determined but no specific pole position has been determined. This will be followed by a 0 or 1, indicating the quality of the determination. R A retrograde rotation has been determined by no specific pole position has been determined. This will be followed by a 0 or 1, indicating the quality of the determination. In some cases, the numerical quality code is followed by a plus or minus sign, indicating that the reliability is judged somewhat better (+) or worse (-) than implied by an un-signed number alone. If the Q value is blank, the given pole solution has not yet been reviewed under the new rating system.

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