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73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-Q
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002333
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453839.5 (2006-Apr-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.698647244447971 0.0059398  
a 3.11832472400051 0.062581 au
q 0.939715748283575 0.0003713 au
i 11.4193580973025 0.036242 deg
node 70.13788751331991 0.21646 deg
peri 198.4951921977602 0.24806 deg
M 350.2130766954646 0.30361 deg
tp 2453894.179447568083
(2006-Jun-07.67944757)
0.05028 TDB
period 2011.316581523404
5.51
60.547
0.1658
d
yr
n .178987238163835 0.0053881 deg/d
Q 5.296933699717446 0.1063 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      37  
   data-arc span      17 days  
   first obs. used      2006-03-23  
   last obs. used      2006-04-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      9  
   norm. resid. RMS      .74508  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Nick Mastrodemos  
   solution date      2006-Apr-13 15:22:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0407459 au 
 T_jup = 2.754 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 21.5   n/a MPEC 2006-F33  
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.5   n/a MPEC 2006-F33  

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