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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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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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