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60P/Tsuchinshan 2
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000098
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457204.5 (2015-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K183/5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5385486170391682 9.9521e-08  
a 3.509603648442876 5.2808e-08 au
q 1.619511457218346 3.4184e-07 au
i 3.609030486894438 5.6413e-06 deg
node 267.6621316408426 0.0001531 deg
peri 216.4921496275937 0.00017075 deg
M 171.3579078061031 1.0397e-05 deg
tp 2456061.392204624895
(2012-May-13.89220463)
8.5764e-05 TDB
period 2401.516286022145
6.57
5.4203e-05
1.484e-07
d
yr
n .1499052919588155 3.3834e-09 deg/d
Q 5.399695839667406 8.1248e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1390  
   data-arc span      5009 days (13.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      2005-10-05  
   last obs. used      2019-06-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .68005  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2019-Sep-03 14:44:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .638458 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .129641 au 
 T_jup = 2.864 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 9.3   01. K183/5 2 parameter fit from 696 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 25.   n/a K183/5 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.2   0.9 K183/5 from 590 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K183/5 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K183/5 autocmod 2.8

60P/Tsuchinshan 2          Discovered 1965-Jan-11 at Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
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 
 1992.6       1992 XII   1991e1 
 1986.1       1985 X   1985d 
 1979.5       1978 XVI   1978p 
 1972.9   60P/1971 S1   1971 X   1971d 
 1966.3   60P/1965 A2   1965 II   1965c 
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