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C/2013 G3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003244
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456785.5 (2014-May-08.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 52 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.000438571555032 5.2456e-06  
a -8783.478809901568 105.05 AU
q 3.852183960248343 6.9594e-06 AU
i 64.67208264785059 2.7376e-05 deg
node 208.1311828824365 2.5868e-05 deg
peri 76.49555191884176 0.00017067 deg
M -.0002289174639409012 4.106e-06 deg
tp 2456976.694189150607
(2014-Nov-15.19418915)
0.00077838 JED
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 1.197303458634817E-6 2.1479e-08 deg/d
Q n/a n/a AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      845  
   data-arc span      710 days (1.94 yr)  
   first obs. used      2013-04-10  
   last obs. used      2015-03-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   fit RMS      .51496  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 15:57:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.39354 AU 
 T_jup = 1.977 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.4 mag 0.5 52 2 parameter fit from 195 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.   n/a 52 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.0 mag 0.4 52 from 604 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 52 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 52 autocmod 2.6
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