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15P/Finlay
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000027
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457003.5 (2014-Dec-12.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K085/14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .7201837655737445 2.3898e-07  
a 3.487648865320557 8.2955e-07 AU
q .9759007724950007 1.0014e-06 AU
i 6.798912616250968 1.3856e-05 deg
node 13.77814649906467 0.00025433 deg
peri 347.5528393601829 0.00024341 deg
M 357.7215899710233 9.3232e-05 deg
tp 2457018.556600959975
(2014-Dec-27.05660096)
0.00062141 JED
period 2379.017067452725
6.51
0.00084879
2.324e-06
d
yr
n .1513230001268806 5.3989e-08 deg/d
Q 5.999396958146112 1.427e-06 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [SET] 4.075350311591202E-9 n/a
A2 [EST] 6.652929544888228E-11 2.561E-12
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      297  
   data-arc span      4641 days (12.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-01-27  
   last obs. used      2014-10-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   fit RMS      .88642  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2014-Dec-02 09:51:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .00943284 AU 
 T_jup = 2.620 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.6 mag 1. K085/14 2 parameter fit from 78 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.   n/a K085/14 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.0 mag 0.9 K085/14 from 146 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K085/14 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K085/14 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 23:10 00:02 Earth 0.254353560207913 0.254308836487458 0.254398283923981 18.8393599310392 18.8388038798146 2417429.465308703 2.42634213577025 2193.45073208412 155.957096345129 13.1354118644242 49850.1590096008 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1910-Jun-28 21:57 00:04 Jupiter 0.453177912225175 0.453139338221835 0.453216486183918 6.44033097147092 6.14326602007148 2418851.414276279 4.05556170938076 209.660996147815 69.8502559943468 13.5456706844938 41145.6823798353 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1919-Nov-09 21:37 00:10 Earth 0.224310170729912 0.224012930571208 0.2246073737753 16.3079986083151 16.3072702041438 2422272.400737550 9.76146936942191 13541.6071077747 133.664853672527 5.25199375015952 19035.4645246782 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1921-May-24 03:28 00:05 Jupiter 1.12587375076142 1.12577711289563 1.12597038413611 10.1260710211344 10.0515006407534 2422833.644456649 5.10504747545905 1089.64971232883 22.0214120455781 -6.67512889900522 148309.106258878 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1957-Oct-20 18:25 00:23 Jupiter 0.59914599264364 0.599085217731884 0.599206771152039 6.17797858180019 5.9447444484295 2436132.267061485 23.3916543295666 237.008659395343 55.2031762302794 -14.4828190543538 55556.0939046317 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1960-Aug-08 11:44 00:13 Earth 0.427606081185008 0.427032278911886 0.428179860986708 19.5054598033851 19.5051403438555 2437154.989039516 13.1520212940588 28027.4485648641 29.6800949471951 7.50846800620203 244337.67342887 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1960-Nov-25 06:20 00:22 Mars 0.0720280548023755 0.0716126910614436 0.0724440474984566 13.92828113573 13.9279957636864 2437263.763999529 22.3276444552059 22242.3624901429 227.476272674011 -27.6205932638622 20656.4608900022 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
1993-Sep-02 14:24 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.959910861883552 0.95986966924707 0.959952053795976 9.75965876834613 9.66882336007143 2449233.100052682 0.723376486325624 433.384823449151 51.8933563606386 -12.3724290562984 108239.640036116 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2004-May-08 02:02 00:02 Jupiter 0.275589241907122 0.275584619571724 0.275593864267127 6.9436260591591 6.48590396520743 2453133.584843752 1.61696155286976 41.0831089725023 19.7109798711385 -74.2542355084049 232250.160814835 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2034-Aug-13 04:00 00:12 Earth 0.189476820097699 0.189222281360399 0.189731383232059 15.202160964483 15.2012359167224 2464187.666645458 12.366123710539 12270.4894406988 45.1897691701665 21.3138968947162 183755.028145057 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2047-Nov-22 05:04 00:11 Earth 0.437648308893873 0.437124749883644 0.438171852721993 23.755192821776 23.7549365322341 2469036.711375647 10.508345251914 25664.2806132503 72.458303077318 -6.13223919477325 87328.2380005233 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2052-Sep-25 10:33 00:08 Jupiter 1.19038621393218 1.19018367224318 1.19058873584998 10.3591055568734 10.2901876830871 2470805.939634116 8.43643153389529 2383.50475249831 61.1321412656052 6.5274751555411 57122.5409107467 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2060-Oct-25 10:30 00:39 Earth 0.0409000613996395 0.0406072394395282 0.041195911294471 12.9371376867862 12.9321011183145 2473757.937705340 39.1194654720707 18077.9739416462 67.0451627509235 -49.4119491670557 52426.3146456166 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2064-May-13 11:33 00:15 Jupiter 0.436263396541606 0.436187270734266 0.436339527165281 6.50404461526269 6.19834799122005 2475053.981075243 15.0187483053908 418.302018656561 40.362528610838 -27.8712459362682 81860.5430990151 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2075-Apr-23 19:28 00:10 Jupiter 0.693565178677822 0.693498175257437 0.693632178389239 8.88401319802615 8.74546585846406 2479051.310907885 10.3141712472515 666.856545008397 49.8451887463305 6.41179668665006 40082.9378914402 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2100-Nov-07 00:51 00:17 Earth 0.394731677367052 0.393872293276045 0.395590944318858 19.2514357869879 19.2510851552643 2488379.535336291 16.5497185841849 41112.835665737 68.941954571896 -2.89830283685846 37410.7354089872 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2112-Feb-13 06:38 00:24 Jupiter 0.239715631317788 0.239552780316848 0.2398787656484 7.20997565974099 6.7020037825553 2492494.776289656 23.9822171489381 1592.25276046009 44.6552952085389 -61.3477203190808 83331.3136519169 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2122-Oct-31 04:48 00:38 Jupiter 1.97291897184789 1.97159733395993 1.97424013183519 12.4755745787039 12.4411137766373 2496407.700017691 38.2373355367597 21191.685819195 230.878710977094 15.6750915608182 70683.7764523319 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2142-Oct-17 19:52 01:52 Earth 0.381861230594838 0.376685007548847 0.387030042623819 14.1282130333105 14.127719146822 2503699.327522382 112.199018367179 242274.122710172 36.4633520962749 -1.4385736331608 30706.7551697866 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2147-Sep-14 17:23 01:33 Jupiter 0.211287057853961 0.210356961763502 0.212227346401427 7.3455591054859 6.77786817370578 2505492.223963431 92.8618355165565 9329.13396576103 32.8701943197256 -60.3070787045951 100364.571480337 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52
2181-Aug-12 05:35 09:34 Jupiter 1.02298096879709 1.00792339007706 1.03809088831584 9.28485433875094 9.19524503682474 2517877.732821641 574.202176327762 198702.350629092 754.491648328224 33.7031538445647 17276.1265307981 T K085/14 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Dec-02 09:52:01 2014-Dec-02 09:52

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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