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63P/Wild 1
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000106
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456717.5 (2014-Mar-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6509190323024351 1.4116e-07  
a 5.587749927389681 2.0523e-07 au
q 1.950577151905188 8.2748e-07 au
i 19.77997964011996 1.5208e-05 deg
node 358.0018642381609 2.2518e-05 deg
peri 169.0295202220291 0.00012716 deg
M 24.1890970612711 2.0337e-05 deg
tp 2456393.331340104354
(2013-Apr-10.83134010)
0.00026177 TDB
period 4824.517313185734
13.21
0.0002658
7.277e-07
d
yr
n .07461886373919636 4.111e-09 deg/d
Q 9.224922702874174 3.3882e-07 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 3.025094249986194E-9 5.135E-10
A2 [EST] -1.100220252464464E-9 1.357E-12
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1948  
   data-arc span      19491 days (53.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-04-16  
   last obs. used      2013-08-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58205  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2014-Feb-19 14:56:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .960345 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.30671 au 
 T_jup = 2.412 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.5   0.8 31 2 parameter fit from 338 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 27.   n/a 31 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 14.3   0.6 31 from 1457 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 31 autocmod 2.5c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 31 autocmod 2.5c
diameter diameter 2.9 km n/a Lamy,P.L.,Toth,I.,Fernandez,Y.R.,Weaver,H.A. (to be published)  

63P/Wild 1          Discovered 1960-Mar-26 by Wild, Paul at Astronomical Institute of Berne, Switzerland
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 
 1973.6   63P/1973 A2   1973 VIII   1973c 
 1960.4   63P/1960 G1   1960 I   1960b 
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