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P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003034
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Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455177.5 (2009-Dec-12.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 42 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5791972464252515 3.3375e-06  
a 3.138937332861699 2.706e-05 au
q 1.32087347296678 9.7745e-07 au
i 10.96931866130131 2.1439e-05 deg
node 127.6729218711165 3.6397e-05 deg
peri 320.0111460711544 5.3174e-05 deg
M 3.912927386494172 4.8237e-05 deg
tp 2455155.421392306119
(2009-Nov-19.92139231)
5.9203e-05 TDB
period 2031.292172001822
5.56
0.026267
7.192e-05
d
yr
n .1772270897126645 2.2917e-06 deg/d
Q 4.957001192756619 4.2733e-05 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      816  
   data-arc span      275 days  
   first obs. used      2009-08-26  
   last obs. used      2010-05-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .66232  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Oct-25 14:45:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .360881 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .598235 au 
 T_jup = 2.901 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 15.5   1. 42 2 parameter fit from 170 observations, autocmod 2.6n
comet total magnitude slope K1 11.   n/a 42 autocmod 2.6n

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