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15P/Finlay
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000027
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456908.5 (2014-Sep-08.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K085/12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .7202023626552836 3.0236e-07  
a 3.487775668305367 5.4858e-07 AU
q .975871391580231 1.0759e-06 AU
i 6.79885160400866 1.3783e-05 deg
node 13.78071289778196 9.433e-05 deg
peri 347.5536068944907 8.9709e-05 deg
M 343.3413843758766 3.8949e-05 deg
tp 2457018.592478489770
(2014-Dec-27.09247849)
0.00027952 JED
period 2379.146812111094
6.51
0.00056132
1.537e-06
d
yr
n .1513147478614656 3.57e-08 deg/d
Q 5.999679945030502 9.4367e-07 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 3.999746415190451E-9 6.15E-11
A2 [EST] 2.131760177430379E-10 9.799E-13
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      312  
   data-arc span      15222 days (41.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1967-07-17  
   last obs. used      2009-03-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   fit RMS      .91257  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2014-Aug-29 14:17:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .00963854 AU 
 T_jup = 2.620 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.7 mag 1. K085/12 2 parameter fit from 96 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.   n/a K085/12 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.1 mag 0.9 K085/12 from 153 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K085/12 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K085/12 autocmod 2.5c

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 00:47 00:07 Earth 0.2540471083693 0.25383680439953 0.254257407808321 18.8187404589101 18.8181831269105 2417429.532902591 6.60227973137135 9993.73858510747 76.7520161688382 12.1736199065256 89822.7842991464 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1910-Jun-28 21:40 00:12 Jupiter 0.452948492240185 0.452935136489713 0.452961848222017 6.43938030059358 6.14211524177149 2418851.402974832 11.6081206348059 64.1041800389298 48.8129796000362 -54.9508659807759 137411.823362124 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1919-Nov-09 23:57 00:08 Earth 0.22637531415723 0.226160614477245 0.226589994594958 16.3581684126387 16.3574488672946 2422272.497867665 7.71265919412619 9799.34030131864 105.976529376014 5.04284240776918 23328.7465602474 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1921-May-24 04:35 00:07 Jupiter 1.12726808629928 1.12721015613135 1.12732601520408 10.1286578940773 10.0541992553062 2422833.690734383 6.71586516457273 609.566435229876 19.770114231526 -7.61252051880409 191802.935182006 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1957-Oct-20 01:17 00:11 Jupiter 0.600090509380684 0.600075137565785 0.600105881605899 6.17614363727079 5.94321189982089 2436131.553768516 10.5587090582143 70.1195435004007 16.3865762419345 -41.9479270249373 386892.282672016 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1960-Aug-09 01:36 < 00:01 Earth 0.41895299930251 0.418921991652007 0.418984006870073 19.2412418505641 19.2409113153879 2437155.566820141 0.637448855098137 1507.9440364736 19.3048604419273 7.20791641103837 353974.910332875 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1960-Nov-25 23:07 00:01 Mars 0.0783426005581846 0.0783182180257675 0.0783669851306086 14.0391503182893 14.0388900199453 2437264.463056383 1.13726042778658 1311.90960919599 142.522116546858 -28.2676063007993 37401.5285252641 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
1993-Sep-02 14:32 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.959657461794635 0.959634374371657 0.95968054903652 9.75872542776622 9.66785714983888 2449233.105513918 0.873705565738733 229.418277410561 34.7262084783381 -11.7845110898293 167328.033475542 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2004-May-08 02:07 00:01 Jupiter 0.275596017833026 0.275593229779792 0.275598805925811 6.94359996038069 6.48588767548012 2453133.588397392 1.42251092083234 23.299675684725 9.64728024026635 65.7774374552956 452957.012451872 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2034-Aug-13 16:49 00:05 Earth 0.184666873795449 0.184568247471912 0.184765504192152 15.0386612306692 15.037701768098 2464188.200502628 4.85026852225398 4739.27754966128 40.9424467810961 21.76260538565 200901.508049245 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2047-Nov-22 18:23 00:04 Earth 0.447388792557619 0.447192319667764 0.447585263429257 24.0458223021595 24.045574622775 2469037.266021290 4.07573844169724 9640.90493801215 36.0109496524412 -5.84897183713659 171780.959243384 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2052-Sep-25 18:50 00:05 Jupiter 1.18640303056852 1.18633095983392 1.18647509901314 10.3483214980773 10.279098917884 2470806.284491690 4.84474515898253 829.648838901912 47.6362921411353 7.92812684809601 93950.9035341865 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2060-Oct-26 22:02 00:16 Earth 0.0467993665347987 0.0466516130498116 0.0469475048692858 13.180899533369 13.1765793865151 2473759.418261950 16.004491739768 8017.86915646852 82.0018851500374 -42.1777496816169 43709.886186936 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2064-May-12 23:23 00:07 Jupiter 0.437239430416435 0.437226603043629 0.437252258009811 6.50274678865506 6.19768548064803 2475053.474441176 7.20180427753273 85.2199187432142 35.3383817199065 -47.4620077400852 156829.134049366 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2075-Apr-24 01:32 00:06 Jupiter 0.69316673567725 0.693124760368501 0.693208710430432 8.88373021156598 8.74509811573409 2479051.564225151 6.36708070677444 353.247767838876 81.10128303089 -11.0126579954528 55254.2010180513 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2100-Nov-06 08:29 00:09 Earth 0.382573727650335 0.382179236856729 0.382968191141815 18.9040238279587 18.9036554045722 2488378.853354333 9.03031977538424 18807.4290655305 105.33234495718 -2.53656627010678 20820.4464418873 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2112-Feb-13 21:17 00:09 Jupiter 0.237865006867863 0.237837226115445 0.237892789236298 7.22301238112861 6.71193206734773 2492495.386870170 8.75660724649307 177.601557426087 93.6532875913176 -44.173078334022 35669.7644651684 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2122-Oct-30 03:28 00:12 Jupiter 1.95463492867726 1.954471205676 1.95479864278425 12.4248962486297 12.3899703692067 2496406.644689816 12.170776817746 2516.80064407104 378.171955168537 9.49329504201348 34935.5402886837 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2142-Oct-13 07:45 00:19 Earth 0.312066966549209 0.311441688040591 0.312692040326399 12.0229620551908 12.022251879328 2503694.822786795 18.6306588982727 27984.1177867586 26.9621980227333 -1.51627146818721 33388.3660442469 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2147-Sep-16 22:19 00:19 Jupiter 0.199289048049682 0.199199616849103 0.199378659834736 7.43220053053558 6.8364583329559 2505494.429606136 19.1543946834622 1169.18065658451 52.4974536208614 -68.5444972328913 64286.4594837076 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2179-Sep-19 22:49 00:24 Earth 0.37471260961397 0.366505172179109 0.382947806254446 7.32129098592067 7.32031968189211 2517185.450950038 23.6862191945158 372184.852277373 606.694487628658 -24.4494572618786 20988.987625693 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22
2181-Jul-27 08:16 01:06 Jupiter 0.770717437638308 0.768081629943889 0.773366790527324 8.28541731432716 8.15169488867667 2517861.844533676 65.5602941793351 37109.9519979502 719.196276686697 46.0034919268824 15826.5570120425 T K085/12 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Aug-29 14:22:01 2014-Aug-29 14:22

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 
 1949.8       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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