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C/2014 C3 (NEOWISE)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003301
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456745.5 (2014-Mar-29.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9828252896081884 9.0416e-05  
a 108.4167084428265 0.57214 au
q 1.862025569139023 2.3839e-05 au
i 151.7843152586503 0.00029174 deg
node 204.4069264572147 0.00034973 deg
peri 345.8768207238473 0.0023312 deg
M .06222644661325344 0.00049645 deg
tp 2456674.228605783889
(2014-Jan-16.72860578)
0.0044548 TDB
period 412327.9299116398
1128.89
3263.9
8.936
d
yr
n .0008730914737625135 6.9113e-06 deg/d
Q 214.971391316514 1.1345 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      601  
   data-arc span      94 days  
   first obs. used      2014-02-14  
   last obs. used      2014-05-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .61483  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 12:40:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .865993 au 
 T_jup = -1.437 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.0   0.9 30 from 105 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 14.   n/a 30 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.8   0.7 30 from 474 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 30 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 30 autocmod 2.6

Alternate Designations
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 2014.0   C/2014 C3       
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