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P/2012 T3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003210
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456214.5 (2012-Oct-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6574395721087789 0.012488  
a 6.672832711196605 0.17475 AU
q 2.285848428794046 0.024079 AU
i 9.645835997919612 0.03032 deg
node 115.6447768229344 0.33586 deg
peri 189.3567852924148 1.6074 deg
M 10.33483057449683 0.29109 deg
tp 2456033.755686245415
(2012-Apr-16.25568625)
2.0137 JED
period 6295.986420156531
17.24
247.32
0.6771
d
yr
n .05717928470230875 0.0022461 deg/d
Q 11.05981699359917 0.28963 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      33  
   data-arc span      12 days  
   first obs. used      2012-10-10  
   last obs. used      2012-10-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      8  
   fit RMS      .40296  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:44:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27035 AU 
 T_jup = 2.462 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 14.8 mag 0.6 5 from 27 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 5 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 17.2 mag 0.8 5 from 4 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 5 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 5 autocmod 2.5c

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
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 2012.3   P/2012 T3       
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