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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.

Note: Make sure you have Java enabled on your browser to see the applet. This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool. The applet was implemented using two-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories (over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances. For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system.

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Orbit Viewer

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 2455300.5 (2010-Apr-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4802949953218025 5.1959e-06  
a 3.110275873035253 2.331e-06 au
q 1.616425937146271 1.7302e-05 au
i 8.931571032573951 0.00014381 deg
node .8734391874194573 0.00042357 deg
peri 156.0406007770194 0.00087082 deg
M 20.32179977094838 0.00016592 deg
tp 2455187.401599926046
(2009-Dec-21.90159993)
0.00085834 TDB
period 2003.534356481031
5.49
0.0022523
6.166e-06
d
yr
n .1796824690504918 2.02e-07 deg/d
Q 4.604125808924235 3.4506e-06 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      52  
   data-arc span      1958 days (5.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      2010-01-22  
   last obs. used      2015-06-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49697  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 11:20:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .63003 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .422103 au 
 T_jup = 3.013 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 2.699729103093984E-11 -8.987202977962574E-11 -2.480684254724347E-9 -1.659928240426489E-9 -3.867372266193019E-9 -4.751354394108341E-10
q -8.987202977962574E-11 2.99354374093438E-10 8.191136668217191E-9 5.53450671722725E-9 1.284620259893024E-8 1.584570134114314E-9
tp -2.480684254724347E-9 8.191136668217191E-9 7.367464406011539E-7 1.090004172221475E-7 6.144562485691028E-7 2.781985237819749E-8
node -1.659928240426489E-9 5.53450671722725E-9 1.090004172221475E-7 1.794107830828521E-7 1.433333908433004E-7 5.209640534825193E-8
peri -3.867372266193019E-9 1.284620259893024E-8 6.144562485691028E-7 1.433333908433004E-7 7.583220109843808E-7 3.884996518221696E-8
i -4.751354394108341E-10 1.584570134114314E-9 2.781985237819749E-8 5.209640534825193E-8 3.884996518221696E-8 2.068146299103337E-8

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.9   0.4 9 2 parameter fit from 16 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.   n/a 9 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 19.1   0.5 9 from 11 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 9 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 9 autocmod 2.8

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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
1902-Dec-04 10:29 04:39 Jupiter 1.79411421413698 1.79134089600487 1.79688757033751 8.11708790093922 8.05871530480909 2416087.936909839 279.186873390396 138909.498343105 927.635810313131 9.90475066232199 28403.8192697786 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
1962-Nov-12 14:34 00:13 Jupiter 0.43946330390477 0.439215273567932 0.439711394100962 4.45907009227739 4.00356113882585 2437981.106837262 13.1354922558759 15005.4558721409 911.564387325917 42.604211303615 33576.0444119888 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
1974-Oct-11 10:32 00:39 Jupiter 0.723373798147198 0.723006526910421 0.723741076161503 5.33950363338712 5.11550899915385 2442331.939082643 38.6783729959508 18645.1606901031 805.287197997228 18.2601231894801 29386.1991060698 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
1999-Feb-17 23:44 00:59 Mars 0.075011872219786 0.0748705763182472 0.0751531895558301 8.51398678101234 8.51353849556188 2451227.489187170 58.9773511169915 7325.49241580906 400.045835540432 15.894616093693 7409.90090382164 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
2045-Sep-12 09:14 00:53 Jupiter 0.509058930938213 0.508974547242135 0.509143314089212 4.45011298068956 4.05902796897305 2468235.884561335 52.9932269852891 4107.50157336507 1346.72261278343 -3.99415100213055 17584.7939628504 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
2057-Jul-16 17:17 01:02 Jupiter 0.725621079315931 0.725515459683262 0.725726698672204 4.94054801505997 4.6983402202627 2472561.219845127 62.2709444010314 5214.44400684555 656.615410619637 12.8220821108977 28757.1086652118 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
2129-Feb-25 06:15 01:19 Jupiter 0.60158512670808 0.600719334762395 0.602450808486234 4.59836354754296 4.28123561314973 2498716.760753784 79.1331567124706 40953.5995435343 904.66899937002 -3.90072281497794 4170.40452601207 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20
2141-Jan-23 15:35 01:37 Jupiter 0.739985479564284 0.738415209385703 0.741555461111157 5.03539459838161 4.80269755425593 2503067.149025926 96.8635258691538 74559.2666719887 667.567624503383 -1.80587775081293 2364.04486172315 T 9 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Aug-24 11:20:57 2020-Aug-24 11:20

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