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56P/Slaughter-Burnham
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000087
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457260.5 (2015-Aug-26.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K164/1 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5068157697508696 4.4967e-07  
a 5.086080145567667 9.948e-07 AU
q 2.508374521577175 2.7526e-06 AU
i 8.147882385395283 2.1428e-05 deg
node 345.9868661837351 7.344e-05 deg
peri 44.23172251260178 0.00022765 deg
M 331.863380751342 0.00016012 deg
tp 2457587.948223720717
(2016-Jul-18.44822372)
0.0019586 JED
period 4189.606416381415
11.47
0.0012292
3.365e-06
d
yr
n .0859269258783821 2.521e-08 deg/d
Q 7.66378576955816 1.499e-06 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 7.034826402930512E-8 5.284E-9
A2 [EST] -6.82138855690339E-10 6.588E-11
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      556  
   data-arc span      12455 days (34.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-07-09  
   last obs. used      2015-08-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   fit RMS      .78071  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Alan B. Chamberlin  
   solution date      2015-Aug-28 11:11:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.52137 AU 
 T_jup = 2.710 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.5 mag n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 15.0   n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  
diameter diameter 3.12 km n/a Lamy,P.L.;Toth,I.;Fernandez,Y.R.;Weaver,H.A. (2004) Comets II, pp. 223-264  

56P/Slaughter-Burnham          Discovered 1959-Jan-27 by Slaughter, C. D. at Lowell Observatory
discovered on plate/photo taken on 12/10-15
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1993.6       1993 X   1992w 
 1982.1       1981 XVIII   1981i 
 1970.7   56P/1969 V1   1970 V   1969f 
 1959.2   56P/1959 B1   1958 VI   1959a 
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