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178P/Hug-Bell
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000283
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454952.5 (2009-May-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4716004271619312 2.6495e-07  
a 3.676132121373106 4.8807e-08 au
q 1.942466642629853 9.8217e-07 au
i 10.96355690846146 2.7637e-05 deg
node 103.6321984508465 3.7973e-05 deg
peri 296.7587117496972 8.568e-05 deg
M 143.9228534578031 3.0758e-05 deg
tp 2453923.270194435604
(2006-Jul-06.77019444)
0.00022339 TDB
period 2574.453751445502
7.05
5.127e-05
1.404e-07
d
yr
n .1398354892947164 2.7848e-09 deg/d
Q 5.409797600116359 7.1824e-08 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A2 [EST] -2.126424242766658E-10 3.409E-12
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      657  
   data-arc span      7294 days (19.97 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-10-10  
   last obs. used      2019-09-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .71952  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Oct-09 09:50:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .97887 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .650455 au 
 T_jup = 2.871 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 13.5   0.6 37 2 parameter fit from 250 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 11.   n/a 37 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.9   0.7 37 from 361 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 37 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 37 autocmod 2.8

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2006.5   178P/2006 O1       
 1999.5   178P/1999 X1       
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