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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 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .587032627246231 2.8439e-07  
a 3.030190143203651 8.3691e-07 au
q 1.251369662383179 1.136e-06 au
i 14.47188951216377 1.8207e-05 deg
node 113.347127391264 8.3278e-05 deg
peri 26.32781335763413 9.9503e-05 deg
M 37.59862137723057 2.3334e-05 deg
tp 2454098.279293801394
(2006-Dec-28.77929380)
6.6902e-05 TDB
period 1926.651871213739
5.27
0.00079818
2.185e-06
d
yr
n .1868526459703432 7.741e-08 deg/d
Q 4.809010624024123 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.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .78391  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:28:10  

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 18.4   0.5 17 2 parameter fit from 67 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 20.5   0.5 17 from 36 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2012.3   263P/2012 K9       
 2007.0   263P/2006 Y2       
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