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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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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
1915-Feb-26 01:04 00:04 Jupiter 1.30637712639974 1.30634638495512 1.30640786790354 8.1862735355388 8.10668391028751 2420554.544514849 3.94739792363649 1595.00544774646 47.2666755098411 -17.8015494485481 821969.95863119 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
1925-Nov-03 20:51 00:02 Jupiter 1.1423024036844 1.14227911131076 1.14232569610473 8.59538381371151 8.50867872553892 2424458.368883741 2.30737643763689 1221.19666873514 259.589669521905 -19.741765542284 179561.510558012 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
1962-Jan-03 01:44 00:31 Jupiter 0.459268267544844 0.459260328673578 0.459276207078924 4.89636061856923 4.50397304809449 2437667.572338647 31.3821739790704 996.407430753659 43.2431394679387 -67.2877840227791 1194127.99949992 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2008-Dec-20 00:38 00:04 Jupiter 0.328316768370578 0.328314142901767 0.328319393846219 5.12836107782794 4.59785808932771 2454820.526305824 4.42748636651009 159.598245953329 66.9403704005522 -36.5136774710432 568183.050410274 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2057-Jan-07 08:16 00:02 Jupiter 1.82113880971326 1.82113071976394 1.8211468996629 10.4659597594724 10.421425131206 2472370.844454514 1.54283687142209 405.054796133761 52.5791801808976 -7.34239175495373 638187.205212822 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2068-Feb-23 02:01 00:03 Jupiter 0.300634123641779 0.300631466267497 0.300636781022281 5.24751948276778 4.67990969005219 2476434.583964265 2.61895386238248 154.60070817704 55.6142013727785 -30.2787474903416 547696.275649075 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2077-Dec-29 11:48 00:09 Mars 0.0684682437886743 0.0684584406280608 0.0684780612185929 9.63843744772468 9.63800361716688 2480031.991913852 8.76874028032998 1637.765489953 36.2891566382015 72.6660265225461 269843.249559781 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2079-Aug-06 11:22 00:03 Jupiter 1.52072802949903 1.52071270500834 1.52074335398973 10.0346368433845 9.97897624122021 2480616.973822677 3.18563897641938 764.192218775909 56.1546151517184 -5.70496640999191 351344.893208782 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2128-Mar-02 07:28 00:05 Jupiter 0.87613283833115 0.876089135175639 0.876176541578497 7.87194991964525 7.7481641299138 2498356.811289358 4.96037473994564 2225.28128113078 62.0284036004487 -14.4427974469444 378655.234208163 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2139-Jul-14 04:23 00:12 Jupiter 0.275629588325679 0.275626250596251 0.275632926204137 5.36802975405241 4.76126565403193 2502507.682622999 11.9542445658544 387.034490635649 35.8600306632536 63.808536880952 1031830.64322803 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2150-Jul-31 03:30 00:03 Jupiter 1.29044841522472 1.29042616478047 1.2904706660309 9.01036517775566 8.93722125492148 2506542.646060274 3.18038424917414 1569.27157373748 244.143918469531 -46.3088810428266 449976.940836507 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52
2199-Mar-19 16:20 00:06 Jupiter 0.375547622706794 0.375516409063114 0.375578836353676 6.67192936333005 6.32485378108671 2524306.180815642 5.63340676914635 1556.30732095043 56.2434895617006 -10.4305195841478 148772.329257767 T K183/5 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2019-Sep-03 14:52:02 2019-Sep-03 14:52

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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