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294P/LINEAR
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1002493
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455453.5 (2010-Sep-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .59860595579441 2.2214e-07  
a 3.194385631007886 1.6553e-07 au
q 1.282207367182481 6.5227e-07 au
i 18.5417644487203 2.5644e-05 deg
node 314.3382997405063 4.6672e-05 deg
peri 234.1686463827063 5.2362e-05 deg
M 141.4528559476778 2.1946e-05 deg
tp 2454634.113768759010
(2008-Jun-16.61376876)
0.00018473 TDB
period 2085.352333613304
5.71
0.00016209
4.438e-07
d
yr
n .172632698176344 1.3418e-08 deg/d
Q 5.106563894833291 2.6461e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      233  
   data-arc span      4598 days (12.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      2008-01-13  
   last obs. used      2020-08-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51673  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 11:21:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .378776 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .970132 au 
 T_jup = 2.819 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 17.9   0.7 31 2 parameter fit from 62 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 31 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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