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P/2017 G2 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Halley-type Comet*          SPK-ID: 1003514
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457889.5 (2017-May-16.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .650310361043299 6.0618e-05  
a 8.13936487944755 0.0014931 au
q 2.846251566030866 3.1268e-05 au
i 47.90623538566556 0.00021829 deg
node 79.81966931419981 0.0010069 deg
peri 105.9390908635877 0.0027792 deg
M 358.772767007477 0.00026434 deg
tp 2457918.414036514417
(2017-Jun-13.91403651)
0.0092444 TDB
period 8481.725319159472
23.22
2.3339
0.00639
d
yr
n .04244419460116112 1.1679e-05 deg/d
Q 13.43247819286423 0.0024641 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      164  
   data-arc span      130 days  
   first obs. used      2017-03-18  
   last obs. used      2017-07-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42687  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-06 07:15:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.19408 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .445559 au 
 T_jup = 1.913 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.9   0.6 7 from 144 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 7 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.4   0.3 7 from 4 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 7 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 7 autocmod 2.8

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Alternate Designations
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 2017.4   P/2017 G2       
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