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137P/Shoemaker-Levy 2
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000126
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457340.5 (2015-Nov-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 41 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5720657847871379 8.2316e-08  
a 4.517602674008332 8.3575e-08 au
q 1.933236754945283 4.0306e-07 au
i 4.850436602996498 6.2167e-06 deg
node 233.0731329563373 0.0001312 deg
peri 140.9924690660106 0.00012947 deg
M 244.4090278877736 3.958e-06 deg
tp 2458466.612787038521
(2018-Dec-14.11278704)
6.165e-05 TDB
period 3507.199532332569
9.60
9.7324e-05
2.665e-07
d
yr
n .1026459990887861 2.8484e-09 deg/d
Q 7.101968593071381 1.3139e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1193  
   data-arc span      11171 days (30.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-09-16  
   last obs. used      2021-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42436  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-02 23:42:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .936374 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0778112 au 
 T_jup = 2.675 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 15.4   0.5 41 2 parameter fit from 583 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 41 autocmod 2.9c
diameter diameter 5.8 km n/a DASTCOM value unverified
rotation period rot_per 7.7 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Kokotankekova, R.; Snodgrass, C.; Lacerda, P.; Green S.F.; et al. (2017) Mon. Not. Royal Ast. Soc. 471, 2974-3007.]

137P/Shoemaker-Levy 2          Discovered 1990-Oct-25 by Shoemaker, Carolyn S. at Palomar Mountain Observatory, California
discovered on plate/photo taken on discovery date as well as 11/13,15
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2006-10-18

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1999.7   137P/1998 K6       
 1990.1   137P/1990 UL3   1990 XVI   1990p 
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