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C/1953 T1 (Abell)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1001084
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Note: This Java-based orbit viewer will eventually be retired.

Note: Make sure you have Java enabled on your browser to see the applet. This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool. The applet was implemented using two-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories (over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances. For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system.

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Orbit Viewer

Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


Orbital Elements at Epoch 2434830.5 (1954-Mar-29.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.000812137032861 2.1332e-05  
a -1194.607248140641 31.374 au
q .970184785939296 4.1727e-06 au
i 53.22829001016455 0.00011349 deg
node 3.030696151867205 0.00031366 deg
peri 194.382087584747 0.00054876 deg
M -.002395444711439959 9.4358e-05 deg
tp 2434930.850558932584
(1954-Jul-07.35055893)
0.00045233 TDB
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 2.387076601186876E-5 9.4038e-07 deg/d
Q n/a n/a au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      39  
   data-arc span      334 days  
   first obs. used      1953-10-16  
   last obs. used      1954-09-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      1.5982  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:42:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0111003 au 
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