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C/2015 W1 (Gibbs)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003419
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457389.5 (2016-Jan-02.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.001287000343767 1.7717e-05  
a -1734.174036656985 23.864 au
q 2.231882581329438 1.2497e-05 au
i 87.31815055184917 0.00025393 deg
node 114.3148576608674 1.7735e-05 deg
peri 48.11379935590006 0.00057191 deg
M -.001858761116030801 3.8353e-05 deg
tp 2457525.694172296166
(2016-May-17.19417230)
0.0012597 TDB
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 1.364787556393209E-5 2.8171e-07 deg/d
Q n/a n/a au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      355  
   data-arc span      228 days  
   first obs. used      2015-11-18  
   last obs. used      2016-07-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58494  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48554 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.39891 au 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.7   0.7 17 2 parameter fit from 223 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 9.5   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.2   0.7 17 from 108 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 17 autocmod 2.9c

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