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73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-X
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002345
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453839.5 (2006-Apr-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.694751288807723 0.00015848  
a 3.07645099021487 0.0015684 au
q 0.939082699809293 8.8817e-06 au
i 11.3993873710683 0.0013124 deg
node 69.92862059302733 0.0019495 deg
peri 198.7509795337178 0.0016869 deg
M 349.8526548762619 0.0079994 deg
tp 2453895.055026483968
(2006-Jun-08.55502648)
0.001314 TDB
period 1970.940111955201
5.40
1.5072
0.004126
d
yr
n .1826539516935777 0.00013968 deg/d
Q 5.213819280620441 0.0026581 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      45  
   data-arc span      46 days  
   first obs. used      2006-03-23  
   last obs. used      2006-05-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB405-CPV-2  
   condition code      6  
   norm. resid. RMS      1.0421  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Nick Mastrodemos  
   solution date      2006-May-26 19:04:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .040651 au 
 T_jup = 2.776 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 21.7   0.8 6 2 parameter fit from 23 observations
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.0   n/a 6 2 parameter fit from 23 observations

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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
2006-May-15 13:45 < 00:01 Earth 0.0599502687923829 0.0599125174094934 0.0599880230743999 14.4787616311336 14.4756916490138 2453871.07342 0.256503371101296 1952.71231258599 30.4948231752164 0.341091083753215 3825.59519545227 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
2013-Mar-14 16:30 14:38 Jupiter 1.56221551039355 1.53184479016975 1.59211846505073 11.22826294256 11.1798704117249 2456366.18815 878.685816266949 455601.320143288 190.314727655125 -4.04723634689373 15710.3341086551 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
2037-May-06 06:17 14:34 Jupiter 1.52969087362632 1.46783954336029 1.59002778721093 11.4889301786012 11.4406325828424 2465184.762 874.142202613584 870962.418794716 555.049843904937 11.0875449512071 14916.6569780874 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
2072-Apr-17 17:48 1_16:52 Jupiter 0.46624789464239 0.253845231092908 0.695161851481164 7.81372161454418 7.57765718575613 2477950.24218 2452.36152410066 2018010.4649913 120.015381511942 -26.3296077360194 33009.2599292828 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
2084-Sep-24 01:44 2_12:59 Jupiter 0.308843133206303 0.280990128836886 0.356998253757726 6.49205893699493 6.05489043245976 2482492.5728 3659.06962553853 490610.166185377 42.7110255921567 -61.312415546547 101412.795173809 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
2167-Dec-18 19:44 2_05:55 Jupiter 0.335708135797734 0.123079746939175 0.625127211827125 7.86966443377498 7.54224331045215 2512892.32234 3235.89924180223 2278493.71867649 332.214924594022 -21.1158910586615 6935.76353572783 T 7 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-May-26 19:37:02 2006-May-26 19:37
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