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C/2014 Q6 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003335
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456958.5 (2014-Oct-28.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9993514260141171 0.0001447  
a 6510.756556726302 1452.7 au
q 4.22270733110931 7.8482e-05 au
i 49.79680845885132 0.00014839 deg
node 326.6559687056726 0.00015808 deg
peri 2.53469459369039 0.0013959 deg
M 359.9998679518631 4.4187e-05 deg
tp 2457028.884234204630
(2015-Jan-06.38423420)
0.0094829 TDB
period 191887026.1878848
525358.05
6.4222e+07
1.758e+05
d
yr
n 1.876103909430066E-6 6.2791e-07 deg/d
Q 13017.2904061215 2904.5 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      40  
   data-arc span      375 days (1.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      2014-08-31  
   last obs. used      2015-09-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52984  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-08 14:18:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.21087 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .808103 au 
 T_jup = 1.645 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.5   0.3 10 from 20 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 16.   n/a 10 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 14.7   0.7 10 from 13 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 10 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 10 autocmod 2.8

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 2015.0   C/2014 Q6       
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