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29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000079
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455442.5 (2010-Sep-03.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K192/17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04504546764694347 2.2549e-08  
a 5.990943162261935 4.9512e-08 au
q 5.721078325871588 1.6272e-07 au
i 9.389831290724338 2.0697e-06 deg
node 312.6290102237862 1.0813e-05 deg
peri 49.3002898249227 2.5135e-05 deg
M 150.5292367912663 2.258e-05 deg
tp 2453202.956075217851
(2004-Jul-16.45607522)
0.00033544 TDB
period 5356.008109172525
14.66
6.6397e-05
1.818e-07
d
yr
n .06721423729427813 8.3323e-10 deg/d
Q 6.260807998652282 5.1742e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      27950  
   data-arc span      8253 days (22.60 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-04  
   last obs. used      2019-10-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .71731  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Shantanu Naidu  
   solution date      2019-Oct-10 09:50:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.72504 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .73136 au 
 T_jup = 2.984 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.3   1. K192/17 from 3509 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.   n/a K192/17 autocmod 2.8
diameter diameter 60.4 km 7.4 Schambeau, C. A.; Fernandez, Y. R.; Lisse, C. M.; Samarasinha, N.; Woodney, L. M. (2015), Icarus 260, pp. 60-72  
geometric albedo albedo 0.033   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[centaurs] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJ...773...22B)  

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1          Discovered 1927-Nov-15 by Schwassmann, A. and Wachmann, A. A. at Hamburg Observatory, Germany
discovered on plate/photo taken on discovery date
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1989.9       1989 XV   
 1975.2       1974 II   
 1960.5       1957 IV   
 1945.9       1941 VI   
 1931.2   29P/1927 V1   1925 II   1927i 
 1901.9   29P/1902 E1   1908 IV   
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