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11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000365
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Orbit Diagram
Note: Make sure you have Java enabled on your browser to see the applet. This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool. The applet was implemented using 2-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories (over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances. For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system.

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Orbit Viewer

Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456981.5 (2014-Nov-20.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5459614775625522 4.9251e-07  
a 3.410717931810781 1.9284e-07 AU
q 1.548597330210275 1.6088e-06 AU
i 13.57559298422617 4.4497e-05 deg
node 240.4356054673936 0.000142 deg
peri 164.071713962899 0.00025393 deg
M 13.31054327144365 7.5514e-05 deg
tp 2456896.433137625768
(2014-Aug-26.93313763)
0.00047588 JED
period 2300.737830921162
6.30
0.00019512
5.342e-07
d
yr
n .1564715436768666 1.327e-08 deg/d
Q 5.272838533411288 2.9812e-07 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      74  
   data-arc span      4838 days (13.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-08-01  
   last obs. used      2014-10-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .90769  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 13:40:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .562738 AU 
 T_jup = 2.844 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 15. mag n/a ICQ 2002 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.0   n/a ICQ 2002 Handbook  
comet nuclear magnitude M2 17.5 mag n/a ICQ 2002 Handbook  
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.0   n/a ICQ 2002 Handbook  
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a ICQ 2002 Handbook  

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2002.1   11P/2001 X3       
 1907.6       1908 II   1908d 
 1888.7       1891 V   1891d 
 1882.4   11P/1880 T1   1880 IV   1880e 
 1869.8   11P/1869 W1   1869 III   1869c 
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