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C/2017 U7 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003571
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458573.5 (2019-Mar-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.000694971458574 1.1145e-05  
a -9234.093605974351 148.07 au
q 6.41743150195285 1.2165e-05 au
i 142.6356109865455 2.5703e-05 deg
node 276.2318206056928 4.1156e-05 deg
peri 326.0115597172288 0.00017965 deg
M -.0001822131099924858 4.3821e-06 deg
tp 2458737.546495024568
(2019-Sep-11.04649502)
0.0021303 TDB
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 1.110740646822093E-6 2.6716e-08 deg/d
Q n/a n/a au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      511  
   data-arc span      1007 days (2.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      2017-08-18  
   last obs. used      2020-05-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .39206  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-26 12:44:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 5.46506 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.63446 au 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.7736   .94769 11 autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude M1 6.3   0.9 8 from 490 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.25   n/a 8 autocmod 2.8

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