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263P/Gibbs
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002435
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Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


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
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
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 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2012.3   263P/2012 K9       
 2007.0   263P/2006 Y2       
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