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C/2010 L5 (WISE)
Classification: Halley-type Comet* [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1003099
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455379.5 (2010-Jul-02.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9037561916724222 0.0014191  
a 8.217680146309727 0.12958 au
q .7909008328987752 0.00080928 au
i 147.0516809571623 0.008034 deg
node 206.4730991405697 0.0034549 deg
peri 214.7297449578989 0.10276 deg
M 2.922640089023927 0.071473 deg
tp 2455309.645383415886
(2010-Apr-23.14538342)
0.056053 TDB
period 8604.433390455408
23.56
203.52
0.5572
d
yr
n .04183889672495288 0.00098959 deg/d
Q 15.64445945972068 0.24669 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      34  
   data-arc span      31 days  
   first obs. used      2010-06-14  
   last obs. used      2010-07-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      8  
   norm. resid. RMS      .99432  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:44:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .113609 au 
 T_jup = -0.270 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.4   0.6 6 from 5 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 16.   n/a 6 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 20.6   0.3 6 from 9 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 6 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 6 autocmod 2.5c

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 2010.3   C/2010 L5       
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