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237P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003096
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456530.5 (2013-Aug-26.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4388317139571095 1.7919e-07  
a 3.515231151334803 3.1366e-07 au
q 1.972636240239128 7.0986e-07 au
i 15.18909353923662 1.4225e-05 deg
node 249.3891910746008 4.8552e-05 deg
peri 20.81977145676735 3.1318e-05 deg
M 190.1393318197968 2.0774e-05 deg
tp 2457666.346349489863
(2016-Oct-04.84634949)
0.00013911 TDB
period 2407.294697454907
6.59
0.0003222
8.821e-07
d
yr
n .1495454629549955 2.0016e-08 deg/d
Q 5.057826062430477 4.5131e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      516  
   data-arc span      5669 days (15.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-05-17  
   last obs. used      2017-11-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .74458  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Apr-04 15:19:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .964748 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .164798 au 
 T_jup = 2.906 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.0   1. 37 from 181 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6m
comet total magnitude slope K1 25.   n/a 37 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.4   1. 37 from 201 observations, autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 37 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 37 autocmod 2.6m

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2010.2   237P/2010 L2       
 2003.6   237P/2002 LN13       
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