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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 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9777010773943061 0.0039852  
a 91.91390615788191 16.481 au
q 2.049581079801619 0.0012193 au
i 169.3212891046933 0.003154 deg
node 356.0467101546353 0.020311 deg
peri 293.1651488054851 0.080535 deg
M .05549109229067622 0.015204 deg
tp 2456882.887508854636
(2014-Aug-13.38750885)
0.24915 TDB
period 321862.4120565745
881.21
86570
237
d
yr
n .00111849034405646 0.00030083 deg/d
Q 181.7782312359622 32.595 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.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      7  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40656  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:00  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08954 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .254955 au 
 T_jup = -1.678 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.6   0.5 9 2 parameter fit from 30 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.25   n/a 9 autocmod 2.9c

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