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C/2014 R4 (Gibbs)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003338
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456947.5 (2014-Oct-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9994310549311771 7.7364e-05  
a 3195.328538760305 434.53 au
q 1.817966415396692 2.1807e-05 au
i 42.41155557844178 0.00019134 deg
node 279.5299467613361 0.00040531 deg
peri 180.840827050393 0.00077311 deg
M 359.9999753657839 5.0197e-06 deg
tp 2456952.014482245872
(2014-Oct-21.51448225)
0.0013641 TDB
period 65973831.09987873
180626.51
1.3458e+07
3.685e+04
d
yr
n 5.456709031418698E-6 1.1131e-06 deg/d
Q 6388.839111105213 868.81 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      129  
   data-arc span      122 days  
   first obs. used      2014-08-20  
   last obs. used      2014-12-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .74224  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-03 13:44:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .834211 au 
 T_jup = 1.236 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.7   2. 18 2 parameter fit from 66 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet total magnitude slope K1 29.   n/a 18 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude M2 17.1   0.6 18 from 45 observations, autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 18 autocmod 2.6
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 18 autocmod 2.6

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
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 2014.8   C/2014 R4       
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