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C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1002467
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454806.5 (2008-Dec-06.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 107 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9999832595682161 2.6823e-07  
a 72415.00007135335 1160.3 au
q 1.212258368825713 8.649e-08 au
i 178.3736106875807 7.3204e-06 deg
node 338.53521460 0.00012177 deg
peri 136.8622575046398 0.00012186 deg
M 359.9999981974103 4.3324e-08 deg
tp 2454842.139828684837
(2009-Jan-10.63982868)
1.0043e-05 TDB
period 7117725416.606627
19487270.13
1.7107e+08
4.684e+05
d
yr
n 5.057795558677646E-8 1.2156e-09 deg/d
Q 144828.7878843379 2320.6 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3855  
   data-arc span      1270 days (3.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      2007-07-11  
   last obs. used      2011-01-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57393  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-13 19:44:00  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .211305 au 
 T_jup = -1.365 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 7.194692533113934E-14 -9.714977111384022E-15 6.46763985957839E-13 -6.173760230101835E-14 -2.555017417974603E-13 -1.447429618855283E-14
q -9.714977111384022E-15 7.480553090527503E-15 -3.453131398656866E-13 3.265232753627473E-14 3.012217975926961E-14 3.481014024718467E-15
tp 6.46763985957839E-13 -3.453131398656866E-13 1.008583092255524E-10 1.104447666081075E-12 4.400657472634187E-11 -2.820212259097383E-13
node -6.173760230101835E-14 3.265232753627473E-14 1.104447666081075E-12 1.482857395700251E-8 1.48228716821171E-8 3.899707876551491E-10
peri -2.555017417974603E-13 3.012217975926961E-14 4.400657472634187E-11 1.48228716821171E-8 1.484966196105968E-8 3.897800794173557E-10
i -1.447429618855283E-14 3.481014024718467E-15 -2.820212259097383E-13 3.899707876551491E-10 3.897800794173557E-10 5.358859365838094E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 9.7   1. 107 2 parameter fit from 525 observations, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.   n/a 107 autocmod 2.5c

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Alternate Designations
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 2009.0   C/2007 N3       
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