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116P/Wild 4
Classification: Encke-type Comet          SPK-ID: 1000122
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455380.5 (2010-Jul-03.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 106 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3743512480847117 1.7924e-07  
a 3.476690922984567 1.6015e-07 AU
q 2.175187336760506 6.8844e-07 AU
i 3.612282718016135 8.2622e-06 deg
node 21.02632213591965 9.5185e-05 deg
peri 173.6045561662417 0.00010914 deg
M 53.08511538248159 2.8277e-05 deg
tp 2455031.345360422865
(2009-Jul-18.84536042)
0.0001738 JED
period 2367.813827701483
6.48
0.00016361
4.479e-07
d
yr
n .152038980340555 1.0505e-08 deg/d
Q 4.778194509208628 2.201e-07 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 2.444351850935107E-8 1.568E-10
A2 [EST] -1.109271416552819E-9 2.383E-11
A3 [EST] 3.806312550632595E-9 7.448E-11
DT [EST] 79.81001322022671 .5755
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2981  
   data-arc span      5675 days (15.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-01-03  
   last obs. used      2010-07-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .81448  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Alan B. Chamberlin  
   solution date      2010-Jul-23 10:01:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17527 AU 
 T_jup = 3.010 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 5.5 mag 1. 106 2 parameter fit from 663 observations, autocmod 2.4a
comet total magnitude slope K1 19.   n/a 106 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.7 mag 0.8 106 from 1782 observations, autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 106 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 106 autocmod 2.4a

116P/Wild 4          Discovered 1990-Jan-21 by Wild, Paul at Astronomical Institute, Berne University
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (AU) Minimum Distance (AU) Maximum Distance (AU) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1950-Jul-12 22:27 00:06 Jupiter 0.621252112897342 0.620250919740063 0.622252774720423 4.13359280739201 3.78942814373299 2433475.435662991 6.15129834338063 5258.87755500691 40.5627663134209 26.1457577871158 68297.5556925601 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
1954-May-19 04:37 12:10 Jupiter 1.44812294018673 1.44696331951976 1.44928257771362 2.43960477951021 2.18674419441736 2434881.692854805 730.787200385307 2147.05335438127 34.4236226775646 -5.19330672941358 21671.8310758621 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
1984-Apr-25 12:33 1_08:39 Jupiter 1.27163142000469 1.2711493541458 1.27211353113205 1.32991218857598 0.660669334754589 2445816.023265878 1959.91300636417 340.599020843691 9.00638845228629 10.204384709547 76731.773934787 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
1987-Jul-02 10:55 00:02 Jupiter 0.146090998152941 0.1460855105566 0.146096485814246 4.52031551209458 2.97278173972083 2446978.954899413 2.61234925244199 14.802176258826 10.8070771160485 32.1429546142586 119589.568377717 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
1998-Dec-11 05:35 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.960011814818723 0.960007797702257 0.960015831925728 6.01610661068149 5.86761707887844 2451158.732858677 0.339227637661946 26.269985363529 6.63994792462571 -2.6198811101848 555627.01978398 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2042-Nov-04 19:19 00:03 Ceres 0.0297755803690483 0.0297324998655773 0.0298186882712492 6.11078732231993 6.11078500046894 2467193.304926607 3.3936758347067 2575.90797804421 267.459135889357 33.9587564907103 9377.80215786267 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2059-Jan-18 12:59 00:03 Jupiter 0.757339554627202 0.757259015484358 0.757420088163369 5.31847339626436 5.10385367661268 2473112.041353638 3.95807653354387 485.557829869272 14.0852538912447 -6.21514337623225 75415.32704978 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2070-Sep-24 23:10 00:16 Jupiter 0.247562032080626 0.247496558977805 0.247627496707691 4.23436409201157 3.3297038574943 2477379.465810546 16.3834692755826 237.691585959179 23.2387367186448 -7.24382552648024 15685.5826524609 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2082-Dec-11 22:13 00:19 Jupiter 0.741841997009954 0.739689345884963 0.743989862415388 5.61578684290808 5.40865010748013 2481840.426062473 19.9300996454215 14654.6407527903 11.3615709574365 -5.34977688108025 79363.7384172839 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2141-Dec-03 01:26 16:23 Jupiter 0.3242044259475 0.321310029810636 0.327089718217928 4.33872306104768 3.68772022520677 2503380.560086200 983.143777203518 10767.7163199724 201.093036584308 -6.2182687006928 1580.31476995593 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05
2153-Sep-12 01:18 04:30 Jupiter 0.705948799537461 0.671703082363836 0.739064439007079 5.17744319105866 4.94026787714408 2507681.554853894 270.456963332012 200733.411544948 309.014904052983 -5.55313218662953 2638.54875532748 T 106 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2010-Jul-23 10:05:01 2010-Jul-23 10:05

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1996.6   116P/1994 V1       1994v 
 1990.1   116P/1990 B1   1990 X   1990a 
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