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263P/Gibbs
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002435
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454299.5 (2007-Jul-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5870326714794809 2.8439e-07  
a 3.030190102710547 8.3691e-07 au
q 1.251369511625692 1.136e-06 au
i 14.47188569954579 1.8207e-05 deg
node 113.3471388219306 8.3278e-05 deg
peri 26.3278039668544 9.9503e-05 deg
M 37.59861656736561 2.3334e-05 deg
tp 2454098.279323576316
(2006-Dec-28.77932358)
6.6902e-05 TDB
period 1926.651832594323
5.27
0.00079818
2.185e-06
d
yr
n .1868526497157734 7.741e-08 deg/d
Q 4.809010693795402 1.3282e-06 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      155  
   data-arc span      4254 days (11.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      2006-11-10  
   last obs. used      2018-07-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .77819  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Sep-20 18:19:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .283093 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .4709 au 
 T_jup = 2.914 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.8   1. 16 from 65 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6n
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.   n/a 16 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude M2 20.5   0.5 16 from 36 observations, autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 16 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 16 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
1914-Jul-05 02:55 00:28 Jupiter 1.90399056715723 1.90325686224866 1.9047242698235 11.0090624440175 10.9685788484618 2420318.621694233 27.6299046052406 36440.6818303815 210.942834994239 -1.00823058172904 14454.9219282621 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
1918-Jan-26 07:36 00:19 Earth 0.399955268083911 0.398897221640234 0.401013872111716 9.67148647873098 9.67079763109437 2421619.816656308 18.9107087787949 57790.2674512091 85.6118222733347 24.048654564409 263426.236992133 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
1926-Jul-18 09:53 00:37 Jupiter 0.853959820163212 0.853339344892192 0.854580374910925 6.07269883376279 5.90710745665077 2424714.911706096 36.9744893477075 33620.0253708976 189.851479779375 25.8633849622546 220003.907891757 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
1944-Jan-30 04:58 00:03 Earth 0.409589415400291 0.408355818613947 0.410828211919868 10.5019394262287 10.5013199752676 2431119.706983867 2.85244767797099 95374.1150343715 101.560124084937 -49.7348029732242 508941.435280827 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
1961-Oct-24 17:15 00:04 Jupiter 0.454682478159182 0.4546553411655 0.454709619432319 6.10852701478553 5.79554366416333 2437597.218893153 4.49104534011835 2648.86998900098 163.680102642136 61.7969024954501 278944.249632398 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2009-Apr-24 12:32 00:01 Jupiter 0.449072543219757 0.449069628695095 0.44907545779361 5.75718123734779 5.41966940670757 2454946.022342522 1.45433201028572 419.831430288167 113.677213605704 -76.2450347499593 523096.77623025 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2023-Feb-01 20:45 < 00:01 Earth 0.339349719230794 0.339335192349377 0.339364246695303 8.54299810787447 8.54207897581286 2459977.364845778 0.122650806144192 1010.99735781013 74.4290689332216 -44.3917687990216 533489.261974005 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2056-Sep-15 22:32 < 00:01 Jupiter 0.921527044320463 0.921505393428859 0.921548695248158 7.76450216908604 7.64520712007165 2472257.438744855 0.690046749678079 1120.95133594756 257.977058174832 18.6756155529822 142259.210933709 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2069-Mar-30 10:46 00:02 Jupiter 0.862436950674603 0.862431900385988 0.862442000973317 6.27208708780127 6.11349512693976 2476835.948413629 1.49355536808639 334.027912074481 178.218239238388 52.8047705215168 454933.122340228 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2087-Feb-01 22:26 < 00:01 Earth 0.322658174973945 0.322599288380922 0.322717072091507 8.37572809771422 8.37474210733643 2483353.434513581 0.474418747025577 4132.02548317143 66.4570339888968 -44.7260770894577 541064.544350716 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2116-Jun-23 20:09 00:05 Jupiter 0.606728878415413 0.606713695689144 0.606744061810932 5.22698893091961 4.95270811620098 2494087.339458897 5.37459051007289 1311.99420540511 196.322742947935 57.2206518169776 324036.430794352 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2124-Feb-09 05:47 < 00:01 Earth 0.352177126715622 0.351923293484057 0.352431019333507 6.17184515979187 6.17061919125394 2496873.741267373 0.585855697248151 14569.5547879439 79.4429349403385 -29.6967755269399 291804.158576349 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2151-Oct-25 10:16 00:10 Jupiter 1.81682070009566 1.81657274215338 1.81706865824294 10.8703000071138 10.8273265145015 2506993.927691623 10.3547018308577 12402.1539366604 244.40020101479 7.14559662984759 86698.4100349353 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2164-Mar-10 14:09 00:04 Jupiter 0.814599795398558 0.814460017671273 0.814739598662711 6.35053315504361 6.18463154163529 2511514.089588434 4.28146024249645 10086.3800681407 186.092644311503 48.1271234696558 350065.276829123 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2166-Jan-14 09:01 00:17 Earth 0.426027697278286 0.425405301554291 0.426650258878523 15.1845481213994 15.1841362339678 2512188.875469836 16.9344443855243 33752.6457201079 42.3872292334926 -23.1319166961233 401677.899110319 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19
2199-Jun-22 15:15 00:02 Jupiter 0.615984029080116 0.61597843719147 0.615989620970827 5.30705640272828 5.04129975859097 2524401.135373639 1.91926900884785 289.396746039624 200.187428555421 -21.3929978608 366913.792450332 T 16 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2018-Sep-20 18:19:54 2018-Sep-20 18:19

Alternate Designations
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 2012.3   263P/2012 K9       
 2007.0   263P/2006 Y2       
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