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P/2012 TK8 (Tenagra)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003215
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456278.5 (2012-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2613686494249561 3.1314e-05  
a 4.18467837374247 0.0002 AU
q 3.090934638919579 1.6893e-05 AU
i 6.294583599612233 4.2763e-05 deg
node 289.740135193034 0.00071799 deg
peri 128.2324641745166 0.0024849 deg
M 343.3288965137289 0.0017813 deg
tp 2456423.294945033576
(2013-May-10.79494503)
0.013014 JED
period 3126.738446259068
8.56
0.22416
0.0006137
d
yr
n .1151359495485514 8.2542e-06 deg/d
Q 5.278422108565361 0.00025228 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      62  
   data-arc span      543 days (1.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      2012-10-06  
   last obs. used      2014-04-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      4  
   fit RMS      .41124  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:33:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.10805 AU 
 T_jup = 2.964 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.9 mag 0.5 12 from 38 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 22.   n/a 12 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.7 mag 0.5 12 from 12 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 12 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 12 autocmod 2.5c

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 2013.4   P/2012 TK8       
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