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259P/Garradd (2008 R1)
Classification: Encke-type Comet          SPK-ID: 1002991
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455618.5 (2011-Feb-26.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .34152970302507 7.028e-07  
a 2.727440935461766 6.8387e-08 au
q 1.79593884275509 1.9484e-06 au
i 15.89853730255651 2.5762e-05 deg
node 51.9696957134415 0.000188 deg
peri 256.5909059738796 0.0002245 deg
M 206.9965918832171 6.65e-05 deg
tp 2456317.746115587973
(2013-Jan-25.24611559)
0.00029026 TDB
period 1645.248329498213
4.50
6.1879e-05
1.694e-07
d
yr
n .2188119529103531 8.2296e-09 deg/d
Q 3.658943028168442 9.1743e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      68  
   data-arc span      3306 days (9.05 yr)  
   first obs. used      2008-09-02  
   last obs. used      2017-09-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .78167  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:28:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .857638 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.9249 au 
 T_jup = 3.217 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 4.939234803851616E-13 -1.369173995286488E-12 1.370765182462167E-10 1.098089340449434E-12 6.17387748676636E-11 -1.154350811052518E-11
q -1.369173995286488E-12 3.796445982692424E-12 -3.802181187502117E-10 -3.313657480291813E-12 -1.711874611582162E-10 3.204495664013379E-11
tp 1.370765182462167E-10 -3.802181187502117E-10 8.425365054331913E-8 -2.855156288570749E-10 3.845585376629762E-8 -3.489432431540615E-9
node 1.098089340449434E-12 -3.313657480291813E-12 -2.855156288570749E-10 3.534289229963331E-8 -3.399352479131071E-8 -8.143851558929627E-10
peri 6.17387748676636E-11 -1.711874611582162E-10 3.845585376629762E-8 -3.399352479131071E-8 5.040140056361919E-8 -8.55016237351229E-10
i -1.154350811052518E-11 3.204495664013379E-11 -3.489432431540615E-9 -8.143851558929627E-10 -8.55016237351229E-10 6.636598025684599E-10

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 13.7   1. 14 2 parameter fit from 57 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 22.   n/a 14 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 18.9   01. 14 from 9 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 14 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 14 autocmod 2.9c

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2008.6   259P/2008 R1       
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