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294P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002493
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455386.5 (2010-Jul-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5983866525801951 2.241e-07  
a 3.195106361505014 1.7109e-07 au
q 1.283197361206342 6.5528e-07 au
i 18.66915926994099 2.5186e-05 deg
node 314.6689251722356 4.8037e-05 deg
peri 233.876782342782 5.4988e-05 deg
M 129.8464104303091 2.4418e-05 deg
tp 2454634.091221087943
(2008-Jun-16.59122109)
0.00019537 TDB
period 2086.058132147748
5.71
0.00016756
4.588e-07
d
yr
n .1725742894946815 1.3861e-08 deg/d
Q 5.107015361803686 2.7347e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      229  
   data-arc span      4574 days (12.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      2008-01-13  
   last obs. used      2020-07-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52103  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-06 07:16:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .379282 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .968015 au 
 T_jup = 2.818 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.9   0.7 30 2 parameter fit from 58 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 30 autocmod 2.8

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2014.2   294P/2013 X2       
 2008.5   294P/2008 A2       
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