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229P/Gibbs
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003037
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456411.5 (2013-Apr-29.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3771360756770613 3.6292e-07  
a 3.930113315416455 1.0745e-07 au
q 2.447925802674128 1.3903e-06 au
i 26.08160313132159 1.8526e-05 deg
node 157.9639216948796 0.00010073 deg
peri 224.2648072492605 0.00016683 deg
M 172.531419164404 5.489e-05 deg
tp 2455047.633917064941
(2009-Aug-04.13391706)
0.00042026 TDB
period 2845.81088032875
7.79
0.00011671
3.195e-07
d
yr
n .1265017301354939 5.1879e-09 deg/d
Q 5.412300828158781 1.4798e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      235  
   data-arc span      6017 days (16.47 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-08-23  
   last obs. used      2018-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .79639  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:28:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.50843 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .603809 au 
 T_jup = 2.770 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 14.1   0.8 32 2 parameter fit from 118 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 8.   n/a 32 autocmod 2.9c

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1921-Feb-06 07:38 00:12 Jupiter 1.26246718628287 1.26236827840836 1.26256609416054 5.79239891338791 5.67538830884946 2422726.817931304 12.1947913787195 4933.48989402537 1049.23215601331 4.31590942230743 38626.2804847858 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
1981-Jan-29 01:01 00:20 Jupiter 1.67038543757994 1.67025664468081 1.67051423190503 8.91226083774816 8.8551809181508 2444633.542138188 19.922261512063 6873.0446108624 452.332398761321 -21.6946060915279 149275.210500096 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2004-May-01 10:16 00:04 Jupiter 0.574139995625116 0.574130421288904 0.574149570766754 6.35705843100346 6.12058931621489 2453126.928054677 4.14547021158702 1349.68104527703 236.939499129482 71.5964897129754 319594.676427854 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2027-Nov-04 04:25 00:07 Jupiter 1.03992913437944 1.03990979819921 1.03994847642777 5.49258244899249 5.34223375699504 2461713.684276387 6.72928683159857 4418.23915429956 389.227312814758 -78.3830911179545 441526.463558248 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2087-Sep-20 14:09 00:09 Jupiter 1.5759570707545 1.57591150719433 1.57600263430034 8.92137087575278 8.86092136058203 2483584.089811660 8.78879635822537 2259.57600460999 263.25296030079 -1.00506470361774 75111.4982898779 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2110-Dec-07 18:06 00:04 Jupiter 0.671375779235779 0.67137237982491 0.671379178650158 5.94504942759297 5.72890639864211 2492062.254311202 3.67736843423935 288.808251489057 158.325758278001 -78.855066056251 566537.34444578 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2170-Oct-15 14:25 00:28 Jupiter 1.89765022953613 1.8975049281902 1.89779553112994 9.8416260388506 9.7961674350704 2513924.100899111 27.7005945616467 7326.24812028329 208.420369809539 -10.0672076816694 169221.125885377 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28
2193-Nov-13 20:51 00:07 Jupiter 0.830186476688608 0.830150835675618 0.83022211821187 5.55512460026385 5.36831907391233 2522354.368910235 6.64691458785965 2064.06620079373 95.4830882802437 -27.8361818465596 688752.878167562 T 32 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:28:02 2021-Apr-15 23:28

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2009.6   229P/2009 S1       
 2001.8   229P/2001 Q10       
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