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C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003469
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458096.5 (2017-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 39 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9990058117949318 1.4623e-06  
a 2223.416002501314 3.2715 au
q 2.210493964646799 1.4106e-06 au
i 90.99333661122587 7.3571e-06 deg
node 92.20435322527617 8.7153e-06 deg
peri 209.8270047105516 6.0313e-05 deg
M 359.9977044393813 5.0676e-06 deg
tp 2458340.683200846033
(2018-Aug-10.18320085)
0.00013287 TDB
period 38293892.824905
104842.96
84517
231.4
d
yr
n 9.400976851480314E-6 2.0749e-08 deg/d
Q 4444.621511037982 6.5397 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 4.126580996673373E-8 1.984E-9
A2 [EST] -1.241098717970571E-8 1.12E-9
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3395  
   data-arc span      1553 days (4.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      2016-06-22  
   last obs. used      2020-09-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47049  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Sep-24 20:17:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.28873 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.80715 au 
 T_jup = -0.030 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.4   0.9 39 2 parameter fit from 979 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 6.5   n/a 39 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
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 2018.6   C/2016 M1       
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