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P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PANSTARRS)
Classification: Encke-type Comet          SPK-ID: 1003275
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456579.5 (2013-Oct-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2734481461811998 1.2509e-05  
a 3.032931460580129 3.7353e-05 au
q 2.203581975189854 4.0667e-05 au
i .8989340445778941 7.6406e-05 deg
node 342.685501127328 0.0029119 deg
peri 8.232087331492211 0.010422 deg
M 13.03473596921684 0.005072 deg
tp 2456509.645874720634
(2013-Aug-05.14587472)
0.02701 TDB
period 1929.266934133587
5.28
0.035641
9.758e-05
d
yr
n .1865993728657731 3.4472e-06 deg/d
Q 3.862280945970404 4.7567e-05 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      318  
   data-arc span      110 days  
   first obs. used      2013-09-15  
   last obs. used      2014-01-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53221  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:45:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.19712 au 
 T_jup = 3.184 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.4   1. 17 2 parameter fit from 184 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 32.   n/a 17 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.0   0.6 17 from 108 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 17 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 17 autocmod 2.5c

Alternate Designations
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 2013.6   P/2013 R3       
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