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5D/Brorsen
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000505
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2407440.5 (1879-Apr-01.0) TDB
Reference: IAUCAT03 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.809796 n/a  
a 3.10112826228681 n/a au
q 0.589847 n/a au
i 29.3821 n/a deg
node 102.9676 n/a deg
peri 14.9468 n/a deg
M .1743237848212893 n/a deg
tp 2407439.534100000000
(1879-Mar-31.03410000)
n/a TDB
period 1994.7019872043
5.46
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n .1804780876087473 n/a deg/d
Q 5.612409524573614 n/a au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [SET] 1.27E-8 n/a
A2 [SET] 0.1343E-8 n/a
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      127  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Landgraf  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .366559 au 
 T_jup = 2.467 

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.3   n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechoslovakia,v.40,no.5(1989)  
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.0   n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechoslovakia,v.40,no.5(1989)  

5D/Brorsen          Discovered 1846-Feb-26 by Brorsen, T. at Kiel, Germany
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1879.2       1879 I   1879a 
 1873.8       1873 VI   1873e 
 1868.3       1868 I   
 1857.4   5D/1857 F1   1857 II   
 1846.5   5D/1846 D2   1846 III   
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