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271P/van Houten-Lemmon (2012 TB36)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000103
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455603.5 (2011-Feb-11.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3897439217303679 4.3886e-07  
a 6.968155447042075 1.2896e-06 AU
q 4.252359215885071 3.0736e-06 AU
i 6.85629997988744 5.0337e-05 deg
node 9.58987952180934 0.00031006 deg
peri 35.03287325067492 0.00054255 deg
M 313.0851201369799 0.00023518 deg
tp 2456479.054693206326
(2013-Jul-05.55469321)
0.0043829 JED
period 6718.544105294154
18.39
0.0018652
5.107e-06
d
yr
n .05358303738994928 1.4875e-08 deg/d
Q 9.683951678199078 1.7923e-06 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      89  
   data-arc span      19507 days (53.41 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-02-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5128  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:42:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.2636 AU 
 T_jup = 2.863 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 5.5 mag n/a ICQ 1994 Handbook  
comet total magnitude slope K1 15.0   n/a ICQ 1994 Handbook  
comet nuclear magnitude M2 10.5 mag n/a ICQ 1994 Handbook  
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 10.0   n/a ICQ 1994 Handbook  

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2013.5   271P/2012 TB36       
 1958.3   271P/1960 S1   1961 X   
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