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255P/Levy (2006 T1)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002422
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456717.5 (2014-Mar-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6682848667905783 3.105e-06  
a 3.038171340994558 3.4549e-05 AU
q 1.007807411091057 2.2635e-06 AU
i 18.26904883121086 4.4685e-05 deg
node 279.7297880481631 5.2284e-05 deg
peri 179.6814432740759 0.00032725 deg
M 144.4048013387077 0.0024858 deg
tp 2455941.617505153646
(2012-Jan-15.11750515)
0.00014293 JED
period 1934.268774689394
5.30
0.032993
9.033e-05
d
yr
n .1861168441070497 3.1746e-06 deg/d
Q 5.068535270898058 5.7637e-05 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 7.641558722555794E-9 6.483E-10
A2 [EST] -4.183068513425314E-9 2.026E-10
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      503  
   data-arc span      1941 days (5.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      2006-10-02  
   last obs. used      2012-01-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      4  
   fit RMS      .94332  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2014-Feb-19 15:00:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0240302 AU 
 T_jup = 2.792 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 11.5 mag 1. 36 from 137 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 40.   n/a 36 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.2 mag 1. 36 from 109 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 36 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 36 autocmod 2.5c

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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
1901-Jun-21 20:08 2_08:08 Jupiter 0.212406729629963 0.202008613252667 0.223154990637165 6.68129550121636 6.05509969889963 2415557.338902053 3367.72903923602 79794.6087960409 2876.75360645292 -41.6264661804627 796.106220034818 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
1960-Nov-11 09:03 1_23:11 Jupiter 0.123223948065449 0.105640454257398 0.14142162037688 7.14584683379705 6.10863600016084 2437249.876749579 2830.66309755374 101638.82499959 241.998438402418 -25.4848337412588 3622.62165787136 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
1972-Oct-09 21:16 10:36 Jupiter 0.154911052600677 0.151052408131578 0.158921115722755 7.14399182244808 6.33253669043612 2441600.386447471 635.532872676507 34923.4899039937 4.26025755077204 52.1878346426041 496667.479866344 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
1991-Jan-21 21:13 07:25 Earth 0.173526496165309 0.164067109031133 0.182970309615644 15.6273528936263 15.6263702980753 2448278.384117411 444.961497530134 419527.902544681 148.546455476753 13.1420081659292 32308.9971980457 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2012-Jan-26 02:19 < 00:01 Earth 0.235889313132483 0.235886584219637 0.235892042045604 16.3868717442876 16.386182430174 2455952.596213261 0.0762799446641173 136.446860687434 26.2671064657316 3.33961644430367 223014.161256986 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2020-Mar-20 02:56 00:54 Jupiter 0.197700995724396 0.196869726796215 0.198532270754705 6.99437286419806 6.35236404446849 2458928.622263554 53.9306220061305 4441.87201808133 246.714459566963 -1.76234120992346 788.856319873518 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2047-Nov-01 13:04 1_02:08 Venus 0.14831739765224 0.128805419132965 0.184940722028752 13.8682992651882 13.8672434931019 2469016.044179932 1568.34798446961 2415929.78068736 491.425733106393 57.3809927719004 30499.0276986488 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2055-Dec-31 17:03 09:56 Jupiter 0.558098010807628 0.537792451508125 0.57823840769568 7.17932828429478 6.96472287846938 2471998.210508997 596.44140408513 144888.430699018 720.430822167289 -16.4019689526578 3825.93930309244 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2057-Oct-21 19:36 1_16:27 Earth 0.289903181560079 0.217141501430884 0.372874317856672 24.1179447086051 24.1175636230291 2472658.316456982 2427.30624030995 4579668.40784782 124.865706271609 -32.4968549177648 169344.956947942 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2079-May-15 13:00 11:39 Jupiter 0.38008776001913 0.366003055692838 0.394061032528418 7.41911737123538 7.11240596816548 2480534.041811605 698.987184607531 104288.0285101 446.473822334442 -18.0739967724328 4735.5906374662 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2115-Jan-18 19:08 11:32 Jupiter 0.240600056916109 0.239310529553333 0.242145581628487 6.88532252872311 6.35348324320839 2493565.297545347 691.789868841493 44477.0946141744 629.315365810065 -78.8844596904521 6348.89622116157 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02
2163-Jan-14 09:25 06:18 Jupiter 0.766692124502032 0.679468218785532 0.850825859388104 7.75806188081589 7.61432686206328 2511092.892385324 377.798887455449 810616.745541387 393.905375659895 -21.7619378838769 13791.0424189226 T 36 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Feb-19 15:02:10 2014-Feb-19 15:02

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2012.0   255P/2011 Y1       
 2006.7   255P/2006 T1       
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