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P/2015 X6 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Encke-type Comet          SPK-ID: 1003426
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457380.5 (2015-Dec-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1696230332447405 9.0112e-05  
a 2.754577861620491 0.00029611 au
q 2.287338009423612 2.9957e-05 au
i 4.558149351368047 0.00016512 deg
node 107.1116498028165 0.0030265 deg
peri 329.0226528726325 0.014281 deg
M 341.5364596874284 0.0066902 deg
tp 2457466.143317959751
(2016-Mar-18.64331796)
0.041032 TDB
period 1669.863630894097
4.57
0.26926
0.0007372
d
yr
n .2155864666668887 3.4762e-05 deg/d
Q 3.22181771381737 0.00034633 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      46  
   data-arc span      116 days  
   first obs. used      2015-11-12  
   last obs. used      2016-03-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .35005  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Giorgini  
   solution date      2019-Apr-04 07:30:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.30375 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.04614 au 
 T_jup = 3.319 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 8.120205696999528E-9 -3.729243896776025E-10 3.20613098314027E-6 -1.291843383404548E-7 1.13255984575379E-6 9.54270111270989E-9
q -3.729243896776025E-10 8.974425709193205E-10 -7.186466091377454E-7 -8.512924782509983E-9 -2.263820631120877E-7 3.953537221071755E-10
tp 3.20613098314027E-6 -7.186466091377454E-7 .001683616550060902 -4.283004779104842E-5 .0005751159137510827 3.311418689733803E-6
node -1.291843383404548E-7 -8.512924782509983E-9 -4.283004779104842E-5 9.159761987738848E-6 -2.234968242914198E-5 -4.755670198674919E-7
peri 1.13255984575379E-6 -2.263820631120877E-7 .0005751159137510827 -2.234968242914198E-5 .0002039479608751214 1.49945469954594E-6
i 9.54270111270989E-9 3.953537221071755E-10 3.311418689733803E-6 -4.755670198674919E-7 1.49945469954594E-6 2.726450416251194E-8

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.1   0.4 7 from 37 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6q
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 7 autocmod 2.6q

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2016.2   P/2015 X6       
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