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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 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6565627759912185 0.012463  
a 6.659989405891297 0.1734 AU
q 2.287288273487201 0.024067 AU
i 9.643713432925429 0.030289 deg
node 115.6263007940906 0.33584 deg
peri 189.459183685373 1.6104 deg
M 10.35651495565135 0.28837 deg
tp 2456033.899116616495
(2012-Apr-16.39911662)
2.0293 JED
period 6277.818194293595
17.19
245.18
0.6713
d
yr
n .05734476355610815 0.0022396 deg/d
Q 11.03269053829539 0.28725 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      .41147  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Oct-22 15:37:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27182 AU 
 T_jup = 2.464 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 14.8 mag 0.6 4 from 27 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 4 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 17.2 mag 0.8 4 from 4 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 4 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 4 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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