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15P/Finlay
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000027
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457164.5 (2015-May-22.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K085/15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .7201690549546611 9.8486e-08  
a 3.487620254044579 2.0547e-07 AU
q .9759440716485595 3.415e-07 AU
i 6.79901936491555 1.1296e-05 deg
node 13.77506488595554 0.00011721 deg
peri 347.559241376592 0.00011856 deg
M 22.08495765565798 3.626e-06 deg
tp 2457018.555987037910
(2014-Dec-27.05598704)
2.4414e-05 JED
period 2378.987792756403
6.51
0.00021023
5.756e-07
d
yr
n .1513248622360049 1.3373e-08 deg/d
Q 5.999296436440599 3.5344e-07 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [SET] 4.075350311591202E-9 n/a
A2 [EST] 5.743913600399761E-11 6.602E-13
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1172  
   data-arc span      4831 days (13.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-01-27  
   last obs. used      2015-04-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .80833  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2015-May-12 21:44:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0103554 AU 
 T_jup = 2.620 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.7 mag 1. K085/15 2 parameter fit from 145 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 19.   n/a K085/15 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.1 mag 1. K085/15 from 871 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K085/15 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K085/15 autocmod 2.6

15P/Finlay          Discovered 1886-Sep-26 by Finlay, W. H. at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
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
1906-Aug-06 22:58 < 00:01 Earth 0.254431266014529 0.254418157439842 0.254444374614854 18.8423073728004 18.8417515783591 2417429.456966331 0.635479986199673 645.055751925614 73.8486595840612 17.4013423473223 141170.947785842 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1910-Jun-28 21:32 00:02 Jupiter 0.453240948093119 0.453225331551734 0.45325656476668 6.44033763877125 6.14331532372068 2418851.397079611 1.7294556272157 86.0833648806974 27.9053636502946 27.6049626006946 140520.217141107 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1919-Nov-09 21:56 00:05 Earth 0.224425177493589 0.224260153317008 0.224590190185855 16.3127741595126 16.3120463417605 2422272.413883981 5.44727360610333 7521.55000825505 86.7926763059421 5.14392705439412 28799.7528635977 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1921-May-24 03:31 00:03 Jupiter 1.12587967955538 1.12582928152641 1.12593007629556 10.1262046146319 10.0516356194783 2422833.646353797 2.83854674416648 581.160550637985 16.495886614887 -7.64248915894672 228843.6320027 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1957-Oct-20 19:47 00:07 Jupiter 0.599063451118622 0.599045794539764 0.59908110804807 6.17815586906873 5.94489592563851 2436132.324349767 6.71568102108022 79.9845050990928 18.7134045049084 -31.248396699569 271731.412918637 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1960-Aug-08 10:21 00:03 Earth 0.42845676346979 0.42831907522251 0.428594450465428 19.5316142309111 19.5312958325997 2437154.931274432 3.1181099099146 6729.56157868533 22.617695337634 7.53612068425517 322648.357653749 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1960-Nov-25 04:40 00:05 Mars 0.0714087890756998 0.0713092529571917 0.071508365261655 13.9173297007006 13.9170416273412 2437263.694130389 5.3308321049189 5381.23626020863 118.705650285789 -28.7142665540001 40690.5063532035 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
1993-Sep-02 14:20 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.959907418136146 0.959882474889186 0.95993236112374 9.75970687415878 9.6688715904114 2449233.097045585 0.310175984725937 259.196416509032 31.3786911156219 -11.7405157749192 172640.737067127 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2004-May-08 01:52 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.275583739601787 0.275581067156135 0.275586412050869 6.94368562366136 6.4859582719779 2453133.578002675 0.771172773274346 24.6916672525915 13.1887202491128 -82.4729277180022 355278.174365771 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2034-Aug-13 03:11 00:02 Earth 0.189774722333389 0.189729226451712 0.189820219046946 15.2125803540727 15.2116573910932 2464187.632345410 2.15838894560176 2196.45831048336 29.0550202544686 21.5682979784347 289722.999223227 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2047-Nov-22 04:13 00:02 Earth 0.437011374042152 0.436904422398271 0.437118325066957 23.7364823075707 23.7362254421707 2469036.675833454 2.1549868139068 5245.20130774624 32.4819186059794 -6.15284777355528 195400.566086392 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2052-Sep-25 09:59 00:02 Jupiter 1.19060983674843 1.19056089893424 1.19065877345329 10.3597450061313 10.2908444015731 2470805.915674726 1.66832042452382 565.744455520115 27.6824601435394 5.90275222666244 123357.322248494 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2060-Oct-25 08:03 00:09 Earth 0.0405373914824766 0.0404743904514085 0.0406005379058449 12.9213215400716 12.9162336802712 2473757.835604422 8.56012708786362 3911.92170271626 31.5576137459797 -49.8796475253545 111105.915283277 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2064-May-13 12:18 00:04 Jupiter 0.436172076675293 0.436152343440229 0.436191810259824 6.50417322704711 6.19841736602218 2475054.012836851 4.16914695227323 111.945098158583 18.4684319569498 -30.5720321814262 199277.413356815 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2075-Apr-23 18:46 00:02 Jupiter 0.693439807164179 0.693419934825067 0.693459679206863 8.88363537685914 8.7450568030835 2479051.282218268 2.23776194701286 193.311452478611 30.694363520914 7.82262945383653 102390.867502882 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2100-Nov-07 02:22 00:04 Earth 0.395875524680819 0.395652780411466 0.396098261100763 19.2839254955408 19.2835764659965 2488379.598562292 4.28238615963392 10655.061442254 31.0403974481765 -2.90403876916965 83624.8969125169 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2112-Feb-13 05:14 00:05 Jupiter 0.239954887039345 0.239914933342406 0.239994856718964 7.20851343545306 6.70095649438759 2492494.717760045 5.42203361034318 380.068901485369 19.4188862625554 -60.5807517426905 190394.387880373 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2122-Oct-31 07:29 00:09 Jupiter 1.97462274077099 1.97430967804938 1.97493577649077 12.480360405625 12.4459426183456 2496407.811751666 9.47655182411037 5024.20648022725 108.500888007706 15.5435686658326 149695.817382841 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2142-Oct-18 05:38 00:26 Earth 0.388553004760816 0.387343814623958 0.389761812372771 14.3285845623508 14.3281059696762 2503699.735041790 25.5129482207924 56785.5950706469 17.9081840915409 -1.42435983131776 63336.818799096 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2147-Sep-14 12:30 00:21 Jupiter 0.212509917798999 0.212293484626033 0.212726877722517 7.33750349473616 6.77254405423667 2505492.021050280 21.2298223573122 2129.91331807103 14.7711089909613 -59.8516325558053 223367.897856323 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52
2181-Aug-13 14:59 02:06 Jupiter 1.04144241452594 1.0381709617839 1.04471605789523 9.35251874698372 9.26514832570661 2517879.124468323 126.333191993547 43369.3819193565 344.074465878578 33.3629225914122 38500.2345446548 T K085/15 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2015-May-12 21:52:03 2015-May-12 21:52

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1988.9       1988 IX   1988f 
 1982.4       1981 XII   1981e 
 1975.9       1974 X   1974d 
 1969.4       1967 IX   1967g 
 1962.9       1960 VIII   1960d 
 1949.9       1953 VII   1953i 
 1923.8       1926 V   1926d 
 1917.3       1919 II   1919d 
 1904.3       1906 V   1906d 
 1891.2   15P/1893 K1   1893 III   1893a 
 1884.7   15P/1886 S1   1886 VII   1886e 
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