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53P/Van Biesbroeck
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000102
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455782.5 (2011-Aug-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K162/8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5510744634278288 7.3981e-08  
a 5.404500638380561 1.1297e-07 au
q 2.426218348989635 4.297e-07 au
i 6.611254102620895 6.7155e-06 deg
node 148.8977993028672 9.069e-05 deg
peri 134.2654652081746 9.4239e-05 deg
M 224.5394756349046 1.6223e-05 deg
tp 2457509.299989079199
(2016-Apr-30.79998908)
0.00025704 TDB
period 4589.145058917946
12.56
0.00014389
3.939e-07
d
yr
n .07844598402929603 2.4596e-09 deg/d
Q 8.382782927771487 1.7522e-07 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] -1.216840672420297E-8 1.172E-9
A2 [EST] 4.627173099646659E-9 4.58E-10
A3 [EST] 2.212587938595131E-9 4.381E-10
DT [EST] -179.1889805451431 11.81
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2911  
   data-arc span      6192 days (16.95 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-02-20  
   last obs. used      2018-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .61036  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2018-Feb-28 15:29:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.41526 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .00942527 au 
 T_jup = 2.652 
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Orbit Covariance (10×10)
  e q tp node peri i A1 A2 A3 DT
e 5.473161501011723E-15 -3.163429249590283E-14 -1.086957020848485E-11 -8.783728125488414E-14 -5.591728357979239E-13 -5.654235792639087E-14 5.95787587533921E-17 -4.520706337250989E-18 2.596111552251602E-18 4.348880230169933E-7
q -3.163429249590283E-14 1.846435341476739E-13 7.103146000760257E-11 4.67748132899989E-13 4.070432855696075E-12 3.476148070416452E-13 -3.760292769837329E-16 3.359681067014299E-17 -1.618993089479356E-17 -2.764096293886796E-6
tp -1.086957020848485E-11 7.103146000760257E-11 6.607037344654928E-8 6.311438869779234E-11 6.35091448221941E-9 2.309987721924155E-10 -2.796912186722406E-13 5.651715034444738E-14 -1.120528482290832E-14 -.002042743619774051
node -8.783728125488414E-14 4.67748132899989E-13 6.311438869779234E-11 8.224668869901159E-9 -8.163721940862158E-9 2.35598789377741E-10 -5.146422141619236E-16 7.540393681446679E-17 -3.363063563269058E-14 -3.185432072960754E-6
peri -5.591728357979239E-13 4.070432855696075E-12 6.35091448221941E-9 -8.163721940862158E-9 8.881003885057311E-9 -2.143001533551153E-10 -2.430502380933891E-14 7.348687947755354E-15 3.253411450561976E-14 -.0001463326172857031
i -5.654235792639087E-14 3.476148070416452E-13 2.309987721924155E-10 2.35598789377741E-10 -2.143001533551153E-10 4.509763547977003E-11 -9.060746718761147E-16 4.65075932354758E-17 -1.403830034750514E-15 -1.147854654229285E-5
A1 5.95787587533921E-17 -3.760292769837329E-16 -2.796912186722406E-13 -5.146422141619236E-16 -2.430502380933891E-14 -9.060746718761147E-16 1.373857430796379E-18 -3.29307595330281E-19 4.116385117083448E-20 6.770762359137116E-9
A2 -4.520706337250989E-18 3.359681067014299E-17 5.651715034444738E-14 7.540393681446679E-17 7.348687947755354E-15 4.65075932354758E-17 -3.29307595330281E-19 2.097475912039332E-19 2.175460030627834E-21 1.151075659218984E-9
A3 2.596111552251602E-18 -1.618993089479356E-17 -1.120528482290832E-14 -3.363063563269058E-14 3.253411450561976E-14 -1.403830034750514E-15 4.116385117083448E-20 2.175460030627834E-21 1.919150791908463E-19 6.626668016584834E-10
DT 4.348880230169933E-7 -2.764096293886796E-6 -.002042743619774051 -3.185432072960754E-6 -.0001463326172857031 -1.147854654229285E-5 6.770762359137116E-9 1.151075659218984E-9 6.626668016584834E-10 139.4839772867332

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 9.9   0.8 K162/8 2 parameter fit from 871 observations, autocmod 2.6m
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a K162/8 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.5   0.6 K162/8 from 1611 observations, autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K162/8 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K162/8 autocmod 2.6m
diameter diameter 6.66 km n/a Lamy,P.L.;Toth,I.;Fernandez,Y.R.;Weaver,H.A.; (2004) Comets II, pp. 223-264  

53P/Van Biesbroeck          Discovered 1954-Sep-01 by Van Biesbroeck, George at Yerkes Observatory
discovered on plate/photo taken on discovery date
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1991.2       1991 VI   1989h1 
 1978.6       1978 XXIV   1977s 
 1966.1   53P/1965 J1   1966 III   1965d 
 1953.5   53P/1954 R1   1954 IV   1954i 
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