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252P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000298
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457519.5 (2016-May-11.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K161/1 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6730967236122571 6.8756e-06  
a 3.046948984776395 6.3018e-05 au
q .9960576061097104 4.4062e-07 au
i 10.4223132074456 6.3172e-05 deg
node 190.9499032197533 6.2681e-05 deg
peri 343.3110219103455 5.4848e-05 deg
M 10.51369704823326 0.00032886 deg
tp 2457462.765248224290
(2016-Mar-15.26524822)
6.4621e-05 TDB
period 1942.657330295414
5.32
0.060268
0.000165
d
yr
n .1853131761252284 5.7491e-06 deg/d
Q 5.09784036344308 0.00010544 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 1.04713531113357E-8 1.227E-9
A2 [EST] -7.064498938848991E-9 7.133E-10
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      84  
   data-arc span      117 days  
   first obs. used      2016-04-05  
   last obs. used      2016-07-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .38904  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2016-Nov-21 09:47:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0121418 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .201072 au 
 T_jup = 2.821 
 Not valid before 2016-04-01 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 16.8   1. K161/1 2 parameter fit from 153 observations, autocmod 2.6g
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.   n/a K161/1 autocmod 2.6g

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2010.9   252P/2011 L5       
 2000.2   252P/2000 G1       
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