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C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003288
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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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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 2456786.5 (2014-May-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 50 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9987183372415089 4.6762e-07  
a 488.1011851019209 0.17805 au
q .6255811113204857 1.8852e-07 au
i 154.8854369835577 1.8533e-05 deg
node 278.6162674613354 2.0135e-05 deg
peri 314.5684412013226 2.7586e-05 deg
M 359.9870010155336 7.1135e-06 deg
tp 2456928.723101128500
1.2936e-05 TDB
period 3938793.567964861
n 9.139854470362832E-5 5.0011e-08 deg/d
Q 975.5767890925214 0.35588 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1519  
   data-arc span      523 days (1.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      2013-11-12  
   last obs. used      2015-04-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2017-Jan-11 19:59:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .188801 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .179316 au 
 T_jup = -0.877 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.8   01. 50 2 parameter fit from 368 observations, autocmod 2.6g
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.   n/a 50 autocmod 2.6g

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
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
2013-Oct-18 19:52 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.433013956074858 0.433007526782756 0.433020385370628 27.4348916788356 27.3634987408543 2456584.327609521 0.0894123004055446 327.517998024739 108.892475912795 -12.4410063739734 241196.916233551 T 50 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:09:59 2017-Nov-30 19:10
2014-Sep-16 11:23 < 00:01 Earth 0.480265920210869 0.480265202471975 0.480266637949763 80.066959275038 80.0668899839407 2456916.974173860 0.0101883399504693 35.8321876100312 24.1110246429357 -3.72751384659598 2003332.88388799 T 50 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2017-Nov-30 19:09:59 2017-Nov-30 19:10

Alternate Designations
 2014.7   C/2013 V5       
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