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14P/Wolf
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000110
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455320.5 (2010-May-04.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K078/6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3578283337029269 1.7167e-07  
a 4.243104751563671 3.5987e-07 AU
q 2.724801648584671 7.8731e-07 AU
i 27.94305013230745 2.2926e-05 deg
node 202.1153830643518 4.6872e-05 deg
peri 159.0487592546983 4.3555e-05 deg
M 48.55245959896953 2.0457e-05 deg
tp 2454889.940880827473
(2009-Feb-27.44088083)
0.00015535 JED
period 3192.449655123124
8.74
0.00040614
1.112e-06
d
yr
n .1127660695987125 1.4346e-08 deg/d
Q 5.761407854542671 4.8864e-07 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      206  
   data-arc span      21789 days (59.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-06-18  
   last obs. used      2010-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .73319  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Alan B. Chamberlin  
   solution date      2010-Nov-18 16:30:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.73976 AU 
 T_jup = 2.716 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.8 mag 0.8 K078/6 from 70 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.4a
comet total magnitude slope K1 11.   n/a K078/6 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.0 mag 0.9 K078/6 from 52 observations, autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K078/6 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K078/6 autocmod 2.4a
diameter diameter 4.66 km n/a Lamy, P; Toth, I; Fernandez, Y; Weaver, H. (to be published)  

14P/Wolf          Discovered 1884-Sep-17 by Wolf, Max at Heidelberg, Germany (024)
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1991.7       1992 XXII   1992m 
 1982.9       1984 IX   1983m 
 1974.2       1976 II   1975f 
 1965.5       1967 XII   1967j 
 1956.7       1959 II   1958c 
 1948.0       1950 VI   1950c 
 1939.2       1942 VI   
 1930.5       1934 I   1933e 
 1921.8       1925 X   1918b 
 1913.0       1912 I   1911a 
 1895.5       1898 IV   1898f 
 1886.8   14P/1884 S1   1891 II   1884c 
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