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179P/Jedicke
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000165
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453314.5 (2004-Nov-05.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3073410789337982 3.158e-07  
a 5.892900594038868 4.6897e-07 au
q 4.081770167417342 1.9762e-06 au
i 19.88555991544916 2.0643e-05 deg
node 115.8804248904036 6.4735e-05 deg
peri 295.7053975964394 0.00021404 deg
M 282.510634751329 0.0001127 deg
tp 2454439.187069819303
(2007-Dec-04.68706982)
0.0015509 TDB
period 5225.069838107794
14.31
0.00062374
1.708e-06
d
yr
n .06889860062241203 8.2247e-09 deg/d
Q 7.704031020660394 6.1311e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      225  
   data-arc span      5217 days (14.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-01-08  
   last obs. used      2009-04-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .76656  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:41:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.15337 au 
 T_jup = 2.788 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 5.3   0.8 24 2 parameter fit from 116 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 17.   n/a 24 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.4   1. 24 from 45 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 24 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 24 autocmod 2.5c

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2007.9   179P/2006 U2       
 1993.6   179P/1995 A1       
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