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73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-G
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002326
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453839.5 (2006-Apr-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.693412971192622 1.9836e-05  
a 3.06335181161612 0.0001968 au
q 0.939183930115084 7.3739e-07 au
i 11.3895622899332 0.00013788 deg
node 69.90839960829794 0.00046429 deg
peri 198.7746010901946 0.00049912 deg
M 349.8718318710391 0.0010105 deg
tp 2453894.596262955670
(2006-Jun-08.09626296)
0.00018978 TDB
period 1958.365462686695
5.36
0.18872
0.0005167
d
yr
n .1838267712841062 1.7714e-05 deg/d
Q 5.187519693117151 0.00033326 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      551  
   data-arc span      72 days  
   first obs. used      2006-02-20  
   last obs. used      2006-05-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .97447  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Nick Mastrodemos  
   solution date      2006-Aug-22 12:40:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0405397 au 
 T_jup = 2.783 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.8   2.2 13 2 parameter fit from 98 observations
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.0   n/a 13 2 parameter fit from 98 observations
comet nuclear magnitude M2 18.0   1.5 13 from 221 observations
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.0   n/a 13 from 221 observations

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