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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003667
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459043.5 (2020-Jul-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9991880623764725 6.9426e-07  
a 362.8965185954068 0.31014 au
q .294649336894755 1.5864e-07 au
i 128.9372925471715 2.3582e-05 deg
node 61.01054495400254 3.0318e-05 deg
peri 37.27889886788983 2.289e-05 deg
M .001328884049060741 1.7054e-06 deg
tp 2459034.179113547509
(2020-Jul-03.67911355)
1.4694e-05 TDB
period 2525065.392476078
6913.25
3236.9
8.862
d
yr
n .0001425705651317743 1.8276e-07 deg/d
Q 725.4983878539189 0.62002 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1420  
   data-arc span      187 days  
   first obs. used      2020-03-27  
   last obs. used      2020-09-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .71109  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Oct-30 21:14:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .362495 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .813377 au 
 T_jup = -0.409 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 4.819952606262414E-13 -9.191294937782058E-14 8.960626519932644E-12 -5.243558998577697E-12 4.345421964859229E-12 -1.125553793862399E-11
q -9.191294937782058E-14 2.516718849103063E-14 -1.867396882516921E-12 1.470265711881925E-12 -5.762484305591238E-14 2.109454296521385E-12
tp 8.960626519932644E-12 -1.867396882516921E-12 2.159068980522312E-10 -6.599367602705528E-11 1.265881907148486E-10 -2.214953187542205E-10
node -5.243558998577697E-12 1.470265711881925E-12 -6.599367602705528E-11 9.191712267830983E-10 4.83335350193657E-10 -4.941457961688009E-12
peri 4.345421964859229E-12 -5.762484305591238E-14 1.265881907148486E-10 4.83335350193657E-10 5.239599755804398E-10 -2.130158532653935E-10
i -1.125553793862399E-11 2.109454296521385E-12 -2.214953187542205E-10 -4.941457961688009E-12 -2.130158532653935E-10 5.561075969842051E-10

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.1   01. 23 2 parameter fit from 933 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.25   n/a 23 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
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Year/
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 2020.5   C/2020 F3       
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