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69P/Taylor
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000092
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455960.5 (2012-Feb-03.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K113/3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4144624763356466 1.2427e-06  
a 3.881643499563681 5.5123e-06 AU
q 2.272847922482353 7.1024e-06 AU
i 22.04601570933275 6.4361e-05 deg
node 104.8809593923122 0.00012041 deg
peri 343.4481373761716 0.00032564 deg
M 25.83257715246469 0.00024055 deg
tp 2455760.058737081482
(2011-Jul-17.55873708)
0.0021266 JED
period 2793.32775141956
7.65
0.0059502
1.629e-05
d
yr
n .1288785391607015 2.7453e-07 deg/d
Q 5.490439076645011 7.7969e-06 AU

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 2.036942395791936E-9 6.484E-10
A2 [EST] -3.781697935641232E-9 1.716E-10
A3 [EST] 4.392778042180349E-9 3.98E-10
DT [EST] 242.0805738622929 22.89
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      635  
   data-arc span      5231 days (14.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-10-08  
   last obs. used      2012-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      2  
   fit RMS      .7019  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Alan B. Chamberlin  
   solution date      2012-Feb-06 11:13:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.29661 AU 
 T_jup = 2.798 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 5.0 mag n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 20.0   n/a ICQ 2005 Handbook  

69P/Taylor          Discovered 1915-Nov-24 by Taylor, Clement J. at Herschel View, South Africa
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1988.6       1990 XXX   1990n 
 1981.0       1984 II   1983u 
 1973.3   69P/1976 X1   1977 II   1977a 
 1919.8       1916 I   
 1912.1   69P/1915 W1       1915e 
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