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P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1003451
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457680.5 (2016-Oct-19.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 57 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6661792834081991 9.2653e-08  
a 3.021576852980023 8.4014e-07 au
q 1.00866495029899 1.4427e-08 au
i 18.91808899330682 1.7085e-06 deg
node 180.531223241594 2.209e-06 deg
peri 351.902215375017 4.5491e-06 deg
M 40.81203798944848 1.7161e-05 deg
tp 2457463.012312431267
(2016-Mar-15.51231243)
3.2155e-06 TDB
period 1918.442973736974
5.25
0.00080013
2.191e-06
d
yr
n .1876521767539166 7.8264e-08 deg/d
Q 5.034488755661057 1.3998e-06 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      144  
   # delay obs. used      5  
   # Doppler obs. used      5  
   data-arc span      313 days  
   first obs. used      2015-12-01  
   last obs. used      2016-10-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40428  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2016-Oct-25 16:52:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0176579 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0941585 au 
 T_jup = 2.797 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 20.8   0.8 57 from 483 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6g
comet total magnitude slope K1 16.   n/a 57 autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear magnitude M2 23.1   0.6 57 from 1266 observations, autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 57 autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 57 autocmod 2.6g
rotation period rot_per 36.6 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2016) Minor Planet Bull. 43, 240-250.]

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 2016.2   P/2016 BA14       
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