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300P/Catalina (2005 JQ5)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000567
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454214.5 (2007-Apr-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6937778954201935 5.5393e-08  
a 2.693531342302601 5.0461e-08 au
q .8248188363915736 1.471e-07 au
i 5.696679597654375 1.0538e-05 deg
node 95.8592471416739 6.9538e-05 deg
peri 222.6664342248506 7.0211e-05 deg
M 141.5458425501808 5.0042e-06 deg
tp 2453579.642734528584
(2005-Jul-28.14273453)
1.5496e-05 TDB
period 1614.661451385863
4.42
4.5374e-05
1.242e-07
d
yr
n .2229569546551149 6.2654e-09 deg/d
Q 4.562243848213628 8.547e-08 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A2 [EST] -8.042317900180699E-11 3.091E-13
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      741  
   # delay obs. used      0  
   # Doppler obs. used      1  
   data-arc span      4988 days (13.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      2005-05-06  
   last obs. used      2019-01-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .73421  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-15 15:55:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0245303 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .817825 au 
 T_jup = 2.963 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.6   1. 11 2 parameter fit from 147 observations, autocmod 2.6q
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.   n/a 11 autocmod 2.6q

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2014.4   300P/2014 G2       
 2005.6   300P/2005 JQ5       
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