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17P/Holmes
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000044
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456929.5 (2014-Sep-29.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K212/7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .431784023719203 5.8664e-08  
a 3.619474967266468 1.5604e-07 au
q 2.056643502149222 2.3216e-07 au
i 19.09176036535933 7.6182e-06 deg
node 326.7648071215279 5.2659e-05 deg
peri 24.51671843765857 5.9434e-05 deg
M 26.54905942936448 2.0799e-05 deg
tp 2456744.013019381422
(2014-Mar-27.51301938)
0.00014718 TDB
period 2515.16680658116
6.89
0.00016265
4.453e-07
d
yr
n .1431316599193452 9.2559e-09 deg/d
Q 5.182306432383714 2.2342e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1606  
   data-arc span      3494 days (9.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      2011-01-04  
   last obs. used      2020-07-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58717  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Javier Roa  
   solution date      2020-Aug-06 08:50:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06254 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .480915 au 
 T_jup = 2.859 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.7   01. K212/7 2 parameter fit from 253 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 16.   n/a K212/7 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.8   0.9 K212/7 from 1256 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K212/7 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K212/7 autocmod 2.8
diameter diameter 3.42 km n/a DASTCOM value unverified

17P/Holmes          Discovered 1892-Nov-07 by Holmes, Edwin at London, England
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1993.6       1993 VII   1993i 
 1986.7       1986 V   1986f 
 1979.8       1979 IV   1979f 
 1972.9       1972 I   1971b 
 1966.0   17P/1964 O1   1964 X   1964i 
 1904.1       1906 III   1906f 
 1897.2   17P/1899 L1   1899 II   1899d 
 1890.3   17P/1892 V1   1892 III   1892f 
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