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140P/Bowell-Skiff
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000006
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2451320.5 (1999-May-22.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.691761661370916 5.9685e-07  
a 6.39724825593164 4.0534e-07 au
q 1.97187717420617 3.7662e-06 au
i 3.83582756854885 4.0404e-05 deg
node 343.4564572071254 0.00049698 deg
peri 173.0867710151257 0.00059916 deg
M .437851279495995 3.2412e-05 deg
tp 2451313.311929034546
(1999-May-14.81192903)
0.00053143 TDB
period 5910.010244898941
16.18
0.0005617
1.538e-06
d
yr
n .06091359999091776 5.7893e-09 deg/d
Q 10.8226193376571 6.8573e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   source      ORB  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .981441 au 
 T_jup = 2.411 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 11.5   n/a MPC 33595  
comet total magnitude slope K1 15   n/a MPC 33595  
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.3   n/a MPC 33595  
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5   n/a MPC 33595  
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a MPC 33595  

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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
1984-Sep-20 23:43 00:01 Jupiter 0.988272294577763 0.988194586276168 0.988350001649776 13.0135428680532 12.9475152010775 2445964.48859 1.33879528144951 986.879938225934 80.6363998187593 14.5304158551192 102310.160047008 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2023-Dec-08 09:13 00:26 Saturn 1.13822661389719 1.13820294350479 1.1382502847358 4.51011971409924 4.46044210369433 2460286.88437 26.0249098426948 249.800857209865 70.5175671047259 -48.0542628045518 233279.548090333 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2094-Dec-26 03:47 00:08 Jupiter 0.463808644011667 0.463717354044338 0.463899961905131 9.85126913205229 9.66411082347269 2486237.65764 8.47414199488654 1024.29010892245 97.3749686955529 53.3258016715502 92970.8373236049 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2115-Feb-09 11:13 00:23 Jupiter 1.17152238530489 1.17105221370142 1.17199247973414 13.5688346929977 13.5154450423531 2493586.9675 23.966508039173 6521.97683753883 168.952070355519 5.77771295688917 23579.1315803673 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2143-Apr-30 06:43 00:06 Saturn 0.862832777822 0.862676657545168 0.862988913751375 5.05391985254305 4.99542133637389 2503893.78025 6.79620947047675 1157.28955881353 197.553070835199 33.4833273331716 52308.3734945811 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2150-Mar-16 07:51 00:16 Jupiter 0.661780502627477 0.661334396405558 0.662226728003944 9.04874701645839 8.90617725742586 2506405.8276 16.8973942611579 2822.1593315726 91.0414601022214 -12.4526909399496 34891.0591871449 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19
2169-Mar-11 16:55 00:24 Saturn 1.67298951481737 1.67265171453598 1.67332728201768 7.2500859158401 7.22914622205109 2513341.20495 24.2442784397255 4945.20783025201 112.543475826999 -15.2566091696161 117247.921998424 T 25 CATAB v2.0a-linF95 2006-Mar-28 10:19:46 2006-Mar-28 10:19

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1999.4   140P/1998 X2       
 1983.2   140P/1983 C1   1983 II   1983c 
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