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C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003274
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456653.5 (2013-Dec-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 58 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9984253754874282 5.2371e-07  
a 515.5677109100575 0.17144 AU
q .8118255554895299 8.4444e-08 AU
i 64.0409475768887 1.5171e-05 deg
node 70.71117850508936 7.0797e-06 deg
peri 67.16643028588672 6.3127e-06 deg
M .0003592406443450889 1.7882e-07 deg
tp 2456649.233124624197
(2013-Dec-22.73312462)
7.4924e-06 JED
period 4275894.611227554
11706.76
2132.8
5.839
d
yr
n 8.419290762095014E-5 4.1994e-08 deg/d
Q 1030.323596264625 0.34261 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3740  
   data-arc span      364 days  
   first obs. used      2013-09-07  
   last obs. used      2014-09-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   fit RMS      .81632  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 13:43:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .146162 AU 
 T_jup = 0.499 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 11.6 mag 01. 58 2 parameter fit from 475 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.   n/a 58 autocmod 2.6

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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
2013-Nov-19 17:42 < 00:01 Earth 0.396726102038751 0.396725762088489 0.396726441989001 46.7527987894943 46.752655136516 2456616.237828176 0.0062115213446915 16.9999567206513 10.1030468402445 -10.2247310283205 3492232.23728367 T 58 CATAB v2.0c-linF95 2014-Oct-09 13:44:05 2014-Oct-09 13:44

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2014.0   C/2013 R1       
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