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15P/Finlay
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000027
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454841.5 (2009-Jan-10.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K085/10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.7214426166185468058955 3.3241e-07  
a 3.4822702812780490511102 4.8669e-07 AU
q 0.9700120977798104560108 1.1132e-06 AU
i 6.8168286265521169653425 1.7183e-05 deg
node 13.80663692678561 0.00015282 deg
peri 347.4959886440172 0.00013593 deg
M 30.55171262951712 1.4331e-05 deg
tp 2454640.069513713605
(2008-Jun-22.56951371)
7.6083e-05 JED
period 2373.515879206157
6.50
0.00049759
1.362e-06
d
yr
n .1516737272136578 3.1797e-08 deg/d
Q 5.994528464776288 8.3781e-07 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 3.613077174647958E-9 6.388E-11
A2 [EST] 2.459393447219388E-10 1.983E-12
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      313  
   data-arc span      10084 days (27.61 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-08-10  
   last obs. used      2009-03-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      1  
   fit RMS      .89113  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Nick Mastrodemos  
   solution date      2009-Jun-18 15:07:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0130742 AU 
 T_jup = 2.619 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.6 mag 1. K085/10 2 parameter fit from 89 observations, autocmod 2.4a
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.   n/a K085/10 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.9 mag 0.8 K085/10 from 143 observations, autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K085/10 autocmod 2.4a
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K085/10 autocmod 2.4a

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-07 00:27 00:06 Earth 0.25439764892049 0.254180874112235 0.254614418825502 18.8259886645522 18.8254323148178 2417429.519439852 6.70527758009276 10291.9133515121 80.0078051442686 12.1249701475789 85957.0232236619 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1910-Jun-28 20:11 00:12 Jupiter 0.452999643006688 0.452982997397763 0.453016289056051 6.43898690370803 6.14173717707487 2418851.341133318 12.6454578479675 62.5733490009121 57.9962563927636 -41.7874619159969 119660.991688333 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1919-Nov-10 01:15 00:09 Earth 0.227313428246792 0.227029503315708 0.227597319400009 16.3839781972643 16.3832627504024 2422272.552197823 9.26895443440466 12928.5690705365 129.01857219422 4.74520324453155 18110.0090791356 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1921-May-24 04:49 00:07 Jupiter 1.12787696981738 1.12776211704035 1.12799181733968 10.130063747392 10.0556558562345 2422833.701271179 7.05772244730916 1229.96340976552 21.9022186368544 -7.17444414687326 160009.400319838 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1957-Oct-19 21:45 00:15 Jupiter 0.600249680070434 0.60022173720033 0.600277623892686 6.17580095743232 5.94291876416572 2436131.406801988 15.7148648545766 105.482702387377 34.2356650033238 -21.1109591483253 125910.311864268 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1960-Aug-09 03:42 00:04 Earth 0.41763794172614 0.417451465516425 0.417824415254805 19.200846763421 19.2005144898619 2437155.654672526 4.23124498245309 9090.88982038448 18.9817356354722 7.45024512439662 368841.748229964 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1960-Nov-26 01:37 00:07 Mars 0.0793370139530458 0.0791971358959154 0.0794769426116755 14.0562679461717 14.0560112238352 2437264.567815567 7.02885349818273 7332.3448304604 157.285404775622 -25.0484895919804 30108.0659340623 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
1993-Sep-02 14:24 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.959670566794953 0.959648091393209 0.959693042017895 9.75870860108794 9.66784140950374 2449233.100021080 0.972276136327413 223.129941383945 42.2577005118687 -10.8198135300206 144243.728231219 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2004-May-08 02:01 00:01 Jupiter 0.275583464677436 0.275579771105361 0.275587158280566 6.94363623278289 6.48590491124321 2453133.584308188 1.55235589355518 22.949189480982 14.6000057483185 62.0036981960745 300837.649270817 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2034-Aug-13 19:51 00:09 Earth 0.183543269803099 0.183345011067996 0.183741545275661 15.0004802780225 14.9995124844458 2464188.327463505 9.71529753908991 9530.18425918926 40.9304958965788 21.8142369803906 199971.5970134 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2047-Nov-22 21:27 00:07 Earth 0.449633445996392 0.449238591675511 0.450028292515616 24.1127119866454 24.1124662273803 2469037.394288660 7.98873466857623 19388.4773541479 40.7640940994306 -5.85551250742351 152688.758889695 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2052-Sep-25 20:54 00:07 Jupiter 1.18557013404964 1.18541519685623 1.18572506019145 10.3460445859718 10.2767578617035 2470806.371381943 7.46128929782825 1807.98169458085 49.0052075837288 8.10447199455825 87628.0657793398 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2060-Oct-27 06:11 00:28 Earth 0.0483253605893027 0.0480478590837633 0.0486040308843424 13.2401745885843 13.236009618826 2473759.758300191 28.9218464142689 14755.9210209492 84.7640988850675 -40.6507425809924 42441.8922788183 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2064-May-12 21:35 00:10 Jupiter 0.437344550182765 0.437324178750685 0.437364922250286 6.50252874086878 6.19753182338073 2475053.399841878 10.2499859456978 121.560726414404 32.2588151643755 -41.0177402879397 149256.975744658 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2075-Apr-24 02:46 00:06 Jupiter 0.692733432457107 0.692643036229664 0.692823825646547 8.88267244810063 8.74393616602983 2479051.615815777 6.72804425026837 790.588523348059 86.7542335017169 -12.7047832823737 42447.1310509548 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2100-Nov-06 07:15 00:10 Earth 0.381636583528153 0.38118612889162 0.382087002653872 18.8767149843929 18.8763451219866 2488378.802464834 10.0951412082529 21481.4852849848 164.11497938095 -2.68830937363313 14197.2000191075 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2112-Feb-14 00:12 00:11 Jupiter 0.237774713549082 0.237741147362827 0.237808285923487 7.22407426132606 6.71287334127536 2492495.508922743 11.7087626410145 342.672621600277 142.032332716512 -73.411609932834 28699.0556776235 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2122-Oct-30 01:55 00:14 Jupiter 1.95215113724964 1.95176167591963 1.95254055086542 12.4180349174903 12.3830451603176 2496406.580439020 14.2282493500145 5917.09171459676 436.542652770238 10.3439230383465 26341.2329476803 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2142-Oct-12 17:11 00:43 Earth 0.303323426774957 0.301915241035704 0.304730500879974 11.7562627646647 11.7555155404835 2503694.216352691 43.1511459875039 62716.5562109597 39.7317817107233 -1.58177808197301 22725.5312227026 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2147-Sep-17 07:22 00:33 Jupiter 0.197763825672242 0.197541986171399 0.197986792526709 7.44449718789624 6.84503744789707 2505494.807601457 33.8461686885473 2907.7317791935 70.9499068755569 -68.3339636127036 47198.7957995682 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2179-Sep-19 16:30 02:51 Earth 0.281714316190373 0.276560966221669 0.288232365876658 5.86493248000811 5.86331960712612 2517185.188021999 171.585467573853 521664.996260158 830.972894826644 -61.8721664325581 20824.7842287279 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37
2181-Jul-25 22:46 01:56 Jupiter 0.731606842401627 0.725944425382262 0.737380819809382 8.09391952988039 7.94959247182414 2517860.448976130 116.180950296603 88935.2396149147 895.383334934152 50.5839617342881 12663.286405049 T K085/10 CATAB v2.0b-linF95 2009-Jun-18 15:37:05 2009-Jun-18 15:37

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1989.0       1988 IX   1988f 
 1982.5       1981 XII   1981e 
 1976.0       1974 X   1974d 
 1969.5       1967 IX   1967g 
 1963.0       1960 VIII   1960d 
 1950.0       1953 VII   1953i 
 1924.0       1926 V   1926d 
 1917.5       1919 II   1919d 
 1904.5       1906 V   1906d 
 1891.5   15P/1893 K1   1893 III   1893a 
 1885.0   15P/1886 S1   1886 VII   1886e 
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