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216P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000331
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453087.5 (2004-Mar-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4453523429269599 6.4583e-07  
a 3.883402701075351 3.0216e-07 au
q 2.153920209622559 2.6582e-06 au
i 9.04322917982628 4.1054e-05 deg
node 359.9111802313601 0.00013457 deg
peri 151.6459598193536 0.00056097 deg
M 146.0546019353757 0.00020556 deg
tp 2451953.456237939751
(2001-Feb-12.95623794)
0.0014693 TDB
period 2795.226914673523
7.65
0.00032623
8.932e-07
d
yr
n .1287909751119606 1.5031e-08 deg/d
Q 5.612885192528144 4.3672e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      182  
   data-arc span      5564 days (15.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-02-01  
   last obs. used      2016-04-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .70786  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-May-24 13:46:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16922 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .165894 au 
 T_jup = 2.868 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 4.9   0.9 33 2 parameter fit from 103 observations, autocmod 2.6f
comet total magnitude slope K1 38.   n/a 33 autocmod 2.6f
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.8   0.6 33 from 25 observations, autocmod 2.6f
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 33 autocmod 2.6f
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 33 autocmod 2.6f

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2008.8   216P/2009 D1       
 2001.1   216P/2001 CV8       
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