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C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003181
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456712.5 (2014-Feb-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 47 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.00108024575044 5.5512e-06  
a -3199.728072681028 16.447 AU
q 3.456492653077148 1.671e-05 AU
i 11.35539924672745 3.1443e-05 deg
node 164.6229340457417 0.00012856 deg
peri 104.035310621601 0.0002764 deg
M -.002215278950290443 1.7073e-05 deg
tp 2457119.312186593375
(2015-Apr-06.81218659)
0.0013864 JED
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 5.445458674286725E-6 4.1985e-08 deg/d
Q n/a n/a AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      983  
   data-arc span      926 days (2.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      2012-01-19  
   last obs. used      2014-08-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   fit RMS      .44362  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 13:50:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.46581 AU 
 T_jup = 2.259 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.1 mag 0.8 47 2 parameter fit from 176 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 47 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 10.3 mag 0.6 47 from 723 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 47 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 47 autocmod 2.5c
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