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C/2013 L2 (Catalina)
Classification: Hyperbolic Comet          SPK-ID: 1003262
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456470.5 (2013-Jun-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 1.000927495460975 0.00029141  
a -5253.163466652687 1650.7 au
q 4.872285271080254 0.00026481 au
i 106.7764274290012 0.0013665 deg
node 285.8777047762762 0.0016963 deg
peri 1.941214790786657 0.0049491 deg
M .001066016133275215 0.00050243 deg
tp 2456058.695511010574
(2012-May-11.19551101)
0.020383 TDB
period n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 2.58864621872198E-6 1.2201e-06 deg/d
Q n/a n/a au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      242  
   data-arc span      121 days  
   first obs. used      2013-06-02  
   last obs. used      2013-10-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47543  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:32:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.85605 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .318567 au 
 T_jup = -0.802 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.3   0.3 19 2 parameter fit from 170 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 4.5   n/a 19 autocmod 2.9c
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