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60P/Tsuchinshan 2
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000098
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457220.5 (2015-Jul-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K183/6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .538536691475378 1.0279e-07  
a 3.509632807161156 5.2788e-08 au
q 1.619566766899144 3.5388e-07 au
i 3.608949186300423 5.6426e-06 deg
node 267.6612927793719 0.00015328 deg
peri 216.4936690753554 0.00017128 deg
M 173.7546691984688 1.0415e-05 deg
tp 2456061.389255260299
(2012-May-13.88925526)
8.5819e-05 TDB
period 2401.546214736022
6.58
5.4182e-05
1.483e-07
d
yr
n .1499034237988092 3.382e-09 deg/d
Q 5.399698847423169 8.1216e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1406  
   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      .67976  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2021-Mar-19 11:14:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .635242 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .129612 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. K183/6 2 parameter fit from 718 observations, autocmod 2.9b
comet total magnitude slope K1 25.   n/a K183/6 autocmod 2.9b
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.2   0.9 K183/6 from 590 observations, autocmod 2.9b
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a K183/6 autocmod 2.9b
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a K183/6 autocmod 2.9b

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 1.30637917140857 1.3063476558429 1.30641068703714 8.18627947806985 8.10669003636226 2420554.544687300 4.00396156005464 1635.92005884153 48.0612921936444 -17.8824377835289 812124.186387801 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
1925-Nov-03 20:51 00:02 Jupiter 1.14230096721139 1.14227706073456 1.14232487373653 8.59537950689376 8.50867426524435 2424458.369043433 2.35752669011883 1252.1927559758 259.904961446584 -19.559157093203 177104.467881275 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
1962-Jan-03 01:43 00:32 Jupiter 0.459267586675231 0.459259445605712 0.459275728433096 4.89636027780348 4.50397207058205 2437667.571191446 31.9800539055629 1016.42224722291 44.3822467522013 -67.1623792863176 1166218.88618053 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2008-Dec-20 00:38 00:05 Jupiter 0.328316866588329 0.32831419977308 0.328319533410632 5.12836028422042 4.59785737201183 2454820.526644398 4.5739945508433 161.933806971302 67.0395662248567 -36.1975047072093 565269.437308993 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2057-Jan-07 08:16 00:02 Jupiter 1.82113824135191 1.82113012919381 1.82114635351032 10.4659575822023 10.4214229307031 2472370.844586500 1.57837230290165 406.138483494008 52.802326765839 -7.30626384629409 635562.101177661 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2068-Feb-23 02:01 00:03 Jupiter 0.300633711790289 0.300631057994659 0.300636365592053 5.24752036831524 4.67990985825495 2476434.583771186 2.62041682662679 154.482729493407 58.0924171820002 -30.5875449669995 534711.047728307 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2077-Dec-29 11:48 00:09 Mars 0.0684677051523259 0.0684578587595877 0.0684775660004708 9.63842035205773 9.63798651731738 2480031.991690089 8.82666998500021 1648.20116376149 36.8865432896587 72.7018776624961 265473.170582895 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2079-Aug-06 11:22 00:03 Jupiter 1.52072707063585 1.52071171431921 1.52074242695249 10.0346334396129 9.97897278326955 2480616.973801309 3.22268304332237 765.761113650585 56.0365409887958 -5.68770222358691 350934.115197328 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2128-Mar-02 07:28 00:05 Jupiter 0.876138585223673 0.876094918403971 0.876182252134913 7.87196638101458 7.74818167270923 2498356.810987626 4.96759425325699 2223.34458995661 62.1958233354583 -14.4341105779893 377151.564912161 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2139-Jul-14 04:22 00:12 Jupiter 0.275629898583323 0.275626560548597 0.275633236766845 5.3680275603865 4.76126390732289 2502507.681728106 11.9475361944303 386.748061431543 35.7879632702755 63.7853913147216 1033373.07839128 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2150-Jul-31 03:30 00:03 Jupiter 1.29045286713669 1.29043060463929 1.29047512999397 9.01038125318497 8.93723771528506 2506542.646037132 3.21718555106178 1568.23134731367 248.287437522791 -46.2645763323237 443015.098482935 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22
2199-Mar-19 16:20 00:06 Jupiter 0.375542800585598 0.375511647136422 0.375573954038125 6.6719199478283 6.32483927003276 2524306.180363734 5.62908626357673 1553.35571792428 56.49701782284 -10.4402981141857 148222.532225977 T K183/6 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Mar-19 11:22:01 2021-Mar-19 11:22

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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