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34D/Gale
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000284
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2429080.5 (1938-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: SAO/1938 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.760719 n/a  
a 4.9435893 n/a AU
q 1.182907 n/a AU
i 11.7281 n/a deg
node 67.9235 n/a deg
peri 209.1572 n/a deg
M 1.1223642 n/a deg
tp 2429067.9832
(1938-Jun-18.48320000)
n/a JED
period 4017.75
11.00
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 0.0896686 n/a deg/d
Q 8.7042717 n/a AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      47  
   first obs. used      1927-??-??  
   last obs. used      1938-??-??  
   producer      Marsden  

Additional Information
 T_jup = 2.291 
 2008 SAO Comet Catalog 

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.5 mag n/a ICQ 2004 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 20.0   n/a ICQ 2004 Handbook  

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1938.5   34D/1938 J1   1938    1938a 
 1927.5   34D/1927 L1   1927 VI   1927f 
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