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234P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003071
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454789.5 (2008-Nov-19.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2511894162667584 1.839e-07  
a 3.820039233472817 6.5742e-08 au
q 2.860485808300665 6.824e-07 au
i 11.51338282548197 2.1673e-05 deg
node 179.7365888969859 5.5987e-05 deg
peri 358.4404892030572 0.00022244 deg
M 307.1993245251331 0.00013497 deg
tp 2455189.478953297732
(2009-Dec-23.97895330)
0.0010208 TDB
period 2727.094339081401
7.47
7.0399e-05
1.927e-07
d
yr
n .1320086345532377 3.4078e-09 deg/d
Q 4.77959265864497 8.2256e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      261  
   data-arc span      6018 days (16.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-12-26  
   last obs. used      2018-06-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .77464  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Sep-20 18:19:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.86474 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .186884 au 
 T_jup = 2.987 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.7   0.6 23 from 121 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6n
comet total magnitude slope K1 24.   n/a 23 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.3   0.6 23 from 109 observations, autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 23 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 23 autocmod 2.6n

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1999-Mar-06 14:22 00:02 Jupiter 0.128820821245654 0.128801726764537 0.128839916859535 4.71537744952962 3.0140316504644 2451244.098741849 1.64995972308185 1214.18808183088 75.832347744257 -36.6645065967496 225163.149545181 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2058-Feb-20 17:08 00:02 Jupiter 0.330277935464961 0.330263892361708 0.330291978577132 3.90556812988751 3.18187248983181 2472780.214029689 1.89006236783732 703.716659790701 188.030008882428 13.072851421201 92260.6878277765 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2061-Nov-15 22:25 00:43 Jupiter 1.14444415289023 1.14439363436439 1.14449467360553 2.72699706058898 2.44054892771874 2474144.433899428 43.1524041670109 4034.78227119964 481.794825754696 9.95392152653228 99031.5318026984 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2111-Dec-20 21:11 04:13 Jupiter 1.17815073233951 1.1779310137277 1.1783713638215 3.58295994869196 3.37634672281682 2492440.382937517 253.277463484114 54463.2262950973 211.072346697893 -77.5979632886369 397366.539710917 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2160-Aug-25 05:34 12:52 Jupiter 1.36580886875059 1.36563929989867 1.36598120287327 2.85797564467747 2.63205264815348 2510220.732110536 772.288878518647 104375.975809107 205.72699114905 -81.0618036950747 273708.37288273 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2164-Sep-22 13:06 01:03 Jupiter 1.19735734015758 1.1937606483345 1.2009533697516 4.72663922888802 4.57452713044718 2511710.045596150 63.4622600322778 173465.393216894 420.83986321281 6.67582050014625 28755.4514462977 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2200-Apr-24 10:41 04:45 Jupiter 1.30631848046673 1.28287901883678 1.3297391259703 5.08125897242361 4.95200809279478 2524706.945380591 284.938829984553 1140844.74945036 402.053154199149 8.38538332983688 40755.3789355652 T 23 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:52 2018-Sep-20 18:19

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2010.0   234P/2010 E4       
 2002.5   234P/2002 CF140       
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