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114P/Wiseman-Skiff
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000114
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456734.5 (2014-Mar-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K203/3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5553739519060772 1.4699e-07  
a 3.542177760274955 5.6661e-08 au
q 1.574944499197236 5.4171e-07 au
i 18.28410387079218 1.2577e-05 deg
node 271.0545620201207 6.6747e-05 deg
peri 172.8350365591759 7.1452e-05 deg
M 45.55669193270479 1.5618e-05 deg
tp 2456426.356057593511
(2013-May-13.85605759)
0.00010813 TDB
period 2435.027974160234
6.67
5.8426e-05
1.6e-07
d
yr
n .1478422440399901 3.5473e-09 deg/d
Q 5.509411021352674 8.8129e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      450  
   data-arc span      4854 days (13.29 yr)  
   first obs. used      2006-07-21  
   last obs. used      2019-11-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .68436  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 14:41:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .593258 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .172967 au 
 T_jup = 2.772 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 13.5   0.6 K203/3 2 parameter fit from 253 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 13.5   n/a K203/3 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.6   0.9 K203/3 from 126 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K203/3 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K203/3 autocmod 2.8
diameter diameter 1.56 km n/a DASTCOM value unverified

114P/Wiseman-Skiff          Discovered 1986-Dec-28 by Wiseman, Jennifer at Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa Station
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 
 1993.4   114P/1993 X2   1993 IX   1993u 
 1986.7   114P/1986 Y1   1986 XV   1987b 
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