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C/2002 VQ94 (LINEAR)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1000450
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453980.5 (2006-Sep-02.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 126 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9662866385009372 2.2154e-06  
a 201.6045004088498 0.013288 au
q 6.796765402121506 1.669e-06 au
i 70.51627473162478 1.0031e-05 deg
node 35.01508992016803 1.1462e-05 deg
peri 100.0532103418657 2.465e-05 deg
M .07132923721008647 7.1081e-06 deg
tp 2453773.336213789891
(2006-Feb-06.83621379)
0.00039586 TDB
period 1045559.520228449
2862.59
103.37
0.283
d
yr
n .0003443132533682463 3.4041e-08 deg/d
Q 396.4122354155782 0.026128 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1292  
   data-arc span      3479 days (9.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-10-27  
   last obs. used      2011-05-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .59262  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:30:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 6.44566 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 4.102 au 
 T_jup = 1.095 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 9.3   0.7 126 2 parameter fit from 354 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 126 autocmod 2.9c

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2006.1   C/2011 H1       
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