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141P/Machholz 2
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1003394
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458056.5 (2017-Oct-30.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K202/1 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .7474981240949333 2.5988e-07  
a 3.034101569792488 1.8345e-07 au
q .7661163380591107 8.2995e-07 au
i 13.54663883449047 3.0603e-05 deg
node 242.9380791875331 0.00015299 deg
peri 152.6978460775968 0.00017163 deg
M 148.4220306178664 1.4487e-05 deg
tp 2457260.634886616497
(2015-Aug-26.13488662)
0.00013792 TDB
period 1930.383512645272
5.29
0.00017507
4.793e-07
d
yr
n .1864914394687714 1.6913e-08 deg/d
Q 5.302086801525864 3.2057e-07 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 1.243341786977169E-9 3.606E-10
A2 [EST] -1.21344728161611E-9 1.14E-10
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      405  
   data-arc span      2052 days (5.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      2015-05-24  
   last obs. used      2021-01-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .90117  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2021-Jan-19 12:45:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .113932 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .571756 au 
 T_jup = 2.701 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.9   1. K202/1 2 parameter fit from 130 observations, autocmod 2.9a
comet total magnitude slope K1 11.5   n/a K202/1 autocmod 2.9a

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