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8P/Tuttle
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet* [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000099
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454506.5 (2008-Feb-10.0) TDB
Reference: JPL K215/12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .8198476783954503 2.3956e-07  
a 5.701463544903181 7.7556e-06 au
q 1.027131894158014 7.5719e-08 au
i 54.98284268965604 1.3275e-05 deg
node 270.3414945305101 6.587e-06 deg
peri 207.5065866715602 1.601e-05 deg
M 1.011923667975284 2.5449e-06 deg
tp 2454492.522702546344
(2008-Jan-27.02270255)
1.1715e-05 TDB
period 4972.536212522961
13.61
0.010146
2.778e-05
d
yr
n .07239766280502229 1.4772e-07 deg/d
Q 10.37579519564835 1.4114e-05 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 5.949851668473747E-10 8.756E-11
A2 [EST] 1.386552307406487E-10 1.674E-13
A3 [EST] -4.321175719112E-10 1.032E-10
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1643  
   data-arc span      19876 days (54.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1967-01-07  
   last obs. used      2021-06-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .69278  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Davide Farnocchia  
   solution date      2021-Jul-06 14:50:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0947735 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .738971 au 
 T_jup = 1.600 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 14.9   1. K215/12 2 parameter fit from 226 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a K215/12 autocmod 2.9c
diameter diameter 4.5 km 1. Harmon, J.K.;Nolan,M.C.;Howell,E.S.;Giorgini,J.D. (2008) IAUC 8909 equivalent diameter of a sphere having a volume equal to the sum of a 3km and 4km sphere

8P/Tuttle          Discovered 1790-Jan-09 by Mechain, Pierre F. A. at Paris, France
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1994.5       1994 XV   1992r 
 1980.8       1980 XIII   1980h 
 1967.2       1967 V   1967a 
 1940.0       1939 X   1939k 
 1926.4       1926 IV   1926a 
 1912.8       1912 IV   1912b 
 1899.2       1899 III   1899b 
 1885.5       1885 IV   1885b 
 1871.9   8P/1871 T1   1871 III   1871d 
 1858.3   8P/1858 A1   1858 I   
 1790.2   8P/1790 A2   1790 II   
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