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62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000097
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453560.5 (2005-Jul-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K044/15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.57800841084276 3.0981e-07  
a 3.52862876870025 2.6337e-07 AU
q 1.48905166164978 1.1186e-06 AU
i 10.5021442034695 9.1297e-06 deg
node 96.74903768918099 0.000116 deg
peri 22.86372369456345 0.00014487 deg
M 31.68213685772162 1.9188e-05 deg
tp 2453347.431451344813
(2004-Dec-07.93145134)
0.00012011 JED
period 2421.070203071632
6.63
0.00027106
7.421e-07
d
yr
n .1486945729798603 1.6648e-08 deg/d
Q 5.568205875750728 4.1561e-07 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 5.139654424694536E-9 1.584E-10
A2 [EST] -3.354555452174294E-10 2.332E-11
A3 [EST] -1.819901206259925E-9 7.415E-11
DT [EST] 17.41772727857961 1.282
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      733  
   data-arc span      7580 days (20.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1984-09-05  
   last obs. used      2005-06-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .74624  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      M.S.W. Keesey  
   solution date      2005-Jun-13 11:24:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .510149 AU 
 T_jup = 2.796 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.0 mag n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 20.0   n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  

62P/Tsuchinshan 1          Discovered 1965-Jan-01 at Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1991.7       1991 XIV   1991c1 
 1985.0       1985 I   1984p 
 1978.4       1978 IX   1978e 
 1971.8   62P/1971 Y1   1971 VIII   1971f 
 1965.2   62P/1965 A1   1965 I   1965b 
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