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C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003787
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457802.5 (2017-Feb-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9997481191365922 1.4998e-05  
a 43494.25489767302 2590.1 au
q 10.95537047690359 0.0001888 au
i 95.56775124212669 5.9481e-05 deg
node 190.1009998659733 6.4629e-05 deg
peri 326.2520036257201 0.00088379 deg
M 359.9994472174801 4.9379e-05 deg
tp 2462889.925593198467
(2031-Jan-23.42559320)
0.035232 TDB
period 3313189450.480987
9071018.34
2.9595e+08
8.103e+05
d
yr
n 1.08656629927316E-7 9.7057e-09 deg/d
Q 86977.55442486914 5179.5 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      81  
   data-arc span      2511 days (6.87 yr)  
   first obs. used      2014-08-14  
   last obs. used      2021-06-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .496  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-06 14:13:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 10.1094 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 6.17574 au 
 T_jup = -0.398 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.7   0.7 4 from 81 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 5.5   n/a 4 autocmod 2.9c

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 2031.1   C/2014 UN271       
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