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3D/Biela
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000504
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2390520.5 (1832-Dec-03.0) TDB
Reference: IAUCAT03 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.751299 n/a  
a 3.53465808340135 n/a au
q 0.879073 n/a au
i 13.2164 n/a deg
node 250.669 n/a deg
peri 221.6588 n/a deg
M .9469569963959761 n/a deg
tp 2390514.115200000000
(1832-Nov-26.61520000)
n/a TDB
period 2427.278122182916
6.65
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n .1483142770949718 n/a deg/d
Q 6.190243166802708 n/a au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [SET] 0.39E-8 n/a
A2 [SET] -0.0254E-8 n/a
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      26  
   planetary ephem.      DE405  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Marsden  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .000518224 au 
 T_jup = 2.531 

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.1   n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechoslovakia,v.40,no.5(1989)  
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.0   n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechoslovakia,v.40,no.5(1989)  

3D/Biela          Discovered 1772-Mar-08 by Montaigne at Limoges, France
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1852.8       1852 III   
 1846.2       1846 II   
 1832.9   3D/1832 S1   1832 III   
 1826.3   3D/1826 D1   1826 I   
 1806.3   3D/1805 V1   1806 I   
 1773.1   3D/1772 E1   1772    
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