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162P/Siding Spring
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000525
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454260.5 (2007-Jun-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 118 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5961608955128394 3.298e-08  
a 3.049961484777487 2.4443e-08 au
q 1.231693714732871 9.7798e-08 au
i 27.82958775145472 7.3762e-06 deg
node 31.26114534867436 7.9859e-06 deg
peri 356.3847942992125 1.3194e-05 deg
M 174.2446426014597 3.7564e-06 deg
tp 2453318.833994128441
(2004-Nov-09.33399413)
1.3096e-05 TDB
period 1945.539082593988
5.33
2.3388e-05
6.403e-08
d
yr
n .185038688361897 2.2244e-09 deg/d
Q 4.868229254822102 3.9014e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2083  
   data-arc span      11059 days (30.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-03-23  
   last obs. used      2020-07-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48866  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jul-09 22:14:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .236914 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .582419 au 
 T_jup = 2.793 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 15.0   0.6 118 2 parameter fit from 610 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 118 autocmod 2.8
rotation period rot_per 32.853 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Kokotankekova, R.; Snodgrass, C.; Lacerda, P.; Green S.F.; et al. (2017) Mon. Not. Royal Ast. Soc. 471, 2974-3007.]

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2004.9   162P/2004 TU12       
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