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C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
Classification: Halley-type Comet*          SPK-ID: 1003572
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458273.5 (2018-Jun-04.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9372141034491438 4.4708e-05  
a 29.92979311858918 0.021464 au
q 1.879168894532268 9.7163e-06 au
i 164.1927073415578 9.3141e-05 deg
node 260.0017994993891 5.6733e-05 deg
peri 325.0029097328154 0.00089075 deg
M .3497312437579611 0.00038865 deg
tp 2458215.398689145353
(2018-Apr-06.89868915)
0.0020954 TDB
period 59807.27281589004
163.74
64.335
0.1761
d
yr
n .006019334824181326 6.475e-06 deg/d
Q 57.98041734264609 0.04158 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      163  
   data-arc span      251 days  
   first obs. used      2017-11-06  
   last obs. used      2018-07-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54802  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 00:54:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .886288 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .745421 au 
 T_jup = -1.436 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.998790898662119E-9 4.257495020694131E-10 9.235399743507369E-8 3.916640138931322E-10 3.87854719982721E-8 -3.132637182707646E-10
q 4.257495020694131E-10 9.440653203395178E-11 2.01670339398511E-8 8.891654173094881E-11 8.567095302543783E-9 -7.021955789851072E-11
tp 9.235399743507369E-8 2.01670339398511E-8 4.390613664274773E-6 1.90821246340142E-8 1.859692665111498E-6 -1.682252066029165E-8
node 3.916640138931322E-10 8.891654173094881E-11 1.90821246340142E-8 3.218643651706894E-9 1.117424713163548E-8 -1.935028004312824E-9
peri 3.87854719982721E-8 8.567095302543783E-9 1.859692665111498E-6 1.117424713163548E-8 7.934287431823315E-7 -9.043484333549012E-9
i -3.132637182707646E-10 -7.021955789851072E-11 -1.682252066029165E-8 -1.935028004312824E-9 -9.043484333549012E-9 8.67523905992027E-9

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.5   0.7 4 2 parameter fit from 116 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.75   n/a 4 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.6   0.4 4 from 29 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 4 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 4 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2018.3   C/2018 K1       
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