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C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003345
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456932.5 (2014-Oct-02.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9773427678022546 0.0039808  
a 90.45557011234018 15.947 au
q 2.049472855614731 0.0012185 au
i 169.3209865605272 0.003152 deg
node 356.0486264771331 0.020295 deg
peri 293.1582032029526 0.080513 deg
M .05686364512680569 0.015322 deg
tp 2456882.865506470946
(2014-Aug-13.36550647)
0.24905 TDB
period 314232.7163623251
860.32
83095
227.5
d
yr
n .001145647735752961 0.00030295 deg/d
Q 178.8616673690656 31.532 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      39  
   data-arc span      33 days  
   first obs. used      2014-09-22  
   last obs. used      2014-10-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      6  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40712  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 12:40:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08944 au 
 T_jup = -1.677 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.7   0.5 8 2 parameter fit from 30 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.   n/a 8 autocmod 2.6

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2014.6   C/2014 S3       
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