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C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003181
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456751.5 (2014-Apr-04.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 59 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.001159941850033 4.6526e-06  
a -2980.00726595011 11.95 AU
q 3.456635141177911 4.1782e-06 AU
i 11.35529389957327 1.8422e-05 deg
node 164.6223849633041 8.6763e-05 deg
peri 104.0316044314839 0.00017019 deg
M -.002228343567934144 1.3399e-05 deg
tp 2457119.293510540829
(2015-Apr-06.79351054)
0.0007629 JED
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 6.058681037241342E-6 3.6443e-08 deg/d
Q n/a n/a AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1088  
   data-arc span      1217 days (3.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      2012-01-19  
   last obs. used      2015-05-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   fit RMS      .4621  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-May-24 12:12:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.46657 AU 
 T_jup = 2.259 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.7 mag 0.9 59 2 parameter fit from 198 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.   n/a 59 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 10.4 mag 0.6 59 from 798 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 59 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 59 autocmod 2.6
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