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377P/Scotti
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000444
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456669.5 (2014-Jan-12.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2512433464144259 5.8328e-07  
a 6.727985960582929 2.9124e-07 au
q 5.037624253216798 4.0024e-06 au
i 9.01689876273076 6.1e-05 deg
node 226.0299222494949 0.0001295 deg
peri 354.5350113101933 0.00062301 deg
M 225.9853244483049 0.00035989 deg
tp 2459042.380679262271
(2020-Jul-11.88067926)
0.0063611 TDB
period 6374.205220568567
17.45
0.00041389
1.133e-06
d
yr
n .0564776293738294 3.6672e-09 deg/d
Q 8.41834766794906 3.6441e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      181  
   data-arc span      6984 days (19.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-04-05  
   last obs. used      2021-05-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40868  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-31 22:43:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.03102 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .307285 au 
 T_jup = 2.947 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.1   0.6 18 from 134 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 13.5   n/a 18 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.0   0.6 18 from 40 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 18 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 18 autocmod 2.9c

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2030-Feb-15 10:26 00:17 Saturn 0.816553355253787 0.816480868767748 0.816625842539662 2.08425215829598 1.92948637162693 2462547.934397595 16.6753399931859 3868.47580159022 861.508464693451 19.6296328653177 55444.3561518665 T 18 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-May-31 22:43:10 2021-May-31 22:43
2118-Jan-29 23:36 00:14 Saturn 1.65911301321798 1.65824583845173 1.65998017452794 2.94795140800298 2.89563314671391 2494672.483154209 13.8135991038935 42576.5276165633 545.456025871946 -3.8744229295922 19318.374128455 T 18 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-May-31 22:43:10 2021-May-31 22:43

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2020.5   377P/2019 E1       
 2003.1   377P/2003 L1       
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