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344P/Read
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1001667
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2455525.5 (2010-Nov-25.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4219537770967076 1.1444e-06  
a 4.887307791955205 2.3902e-07 au
q 2.825089809305536 5.4593e-06 au
i 3.483122638216672 2.6716e-05 deg
node 273.2921318668698 0.00045444 deg
peri 140.3702815961582 0.00047599 deg
M 162.3148827884182 5.5398e-05 deg
tp 2453746.160561785909
(2006-Jan-10.66056179)
0.00053565 TDB
period 3946.416907388972
10.80
0.0002895
7.926e-07
d
yr
n .09122198907215386 6.6919e-09 deg/d
Q 6.949525774604875 3.3987e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      532  
   data-arc span      23841 days (65.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-12-01  
   last obs. used      2017-03-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62152  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Feb-28 08:15:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83723 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .12171 au 
 T_jup = 2.819 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.5   0.6 28 from 259 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6m
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 28 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude M2 14.9   0.5 28 from 210 observations, autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 28 autocmod 2.6m
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 28 autocmod 2.6m

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2016.8   344P/2016 Q1       
 2006.0   344P/2005 S3       
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