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P/2010 B2 (WISE)
Classification: Encke-type Comet          SPK-ID: 1003060
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Note: This Java-based orbit viewer will eventually be retired.

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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 2455251.5 (2010-Feb-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .480311218088897 0.00010334  
a 3.110431472658605 0.00065975 au
q 1.616456343243909 3.4173e-05 au
i 8.931634458197232 0.00035658 deg
node .8736290310951919 0.00095984 deg
peri 156.0447233229981 0.001652 deg
M 11.51524527427406 0.0041159 deg
tp 2455187.408553205072
(2009-Dec-21.90855320)
0.0027961 TDB
period 2003.684706371018
5.49
0.6375
0.001745
d
yr
n .1796689862708068 5.7164e-05 deg/d
Q 4.604406602073302 0.00097664 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      49  
   data-arc span      75 days  
   first obs. used      2010-01-22  
   last obs. used      2010-04-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51158  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:44:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .630343 au 
 T_jup = 3.013 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.1   0.3 8 from 13 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 16.   n/a 8 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 19.1   0.5 8 from 11 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 8 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 8 autocmod 2.5c

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1962-Nov-12 14:37 09:55 Jupiter 0.439466737254463 0.412801934202415 0.466600174507794 4.45900370936844 4.00349096420019 2437981.109119714 594.50563231984 1534722.6839429 3335.3570454105 34.5048145677282 18789.9585563169 T 8 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:07:45 2017-Nov-30 19:07
1974-Oct-11 10:38 10:35 Jupiter 0.723341785372489 0.670702689263696 0.7760910199144 5.33934052175533 5.11532861439605 2442331.942848012 635.119259884385 2664309.63905241 1005.94536175048 19.3448306632325 21041.0055655092 T 8 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:07:45 2017-Nov-30 19:07
1999-Feb-18 00:00 2_23:13 Mars 0.0750610468696797 0.0411595878918112 0.114159852307397 8.51451506726516 8.51406710330439 2451227.499835861 4273.12144830674 2073578.11154458 1647.85467715538 24.7501176465874 2693.29797249968 T 8 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:07:45 2017-Nov-30 19:07
2045-Sep-12 09:50 3_04:14 Jupiter 0.508995418151508 0.472152882388524 0.545794022887848 4.44993084695364 4.05877713232572 2468235.909619232 4574.39960232031 1811963.41083777 2222.65296636791 -18.3949179944342 8547.46333552538 T 8 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:07:45 2017-Nov-30 19:07
2057-Jul-16 17:47 2_02:51 Jupiter 0.725614219012258 0.711243660126738 0.740035698030327 4.94047471495112 4.69826079232955 2472561.240707876 3050.72278915583 781553.148275195 4545.67999557119 -28.0439232517935 7629.44293015849 T 8 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:07:45 2017-Nov-30 19:07

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