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C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003442
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Orbit Diagram
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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 2457829.5 (2017-Mar-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.002030873867909 1.7164e-06  
a -1339.458259526514 1.1318 au
q 2.720270776427134 8.1079e-07 au
i 165.6140831457019 6.4616e-06 deg
node 94.54614147652826 3.7891e-05 deg
peri 128.3594375564547 5.0973e-05 deg
M -.003309176223976783 4.1931e-06 deg
tp 2457994.092331916520
0.00010698 TDB
period n/a
n 2.010528792832933E-5 2.5482e-08 deg/d
Q n/a n/a au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2106  
   data-arc span      987 days (2.70 yr)  
   first obs. used      2015-11-02  
   last obs. used      2018-07-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55382  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Oct-18 17:45:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.73814 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .857318 au 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 11.4   0.8 22 2 parameter fit from 396 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 5.   n/a 22 autocmod 2.8

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Alternate Designations
 2015 VL62 = 2015 YY6 
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