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C/2014 H1 (Christensen)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003312
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456780.5 (2014-May-03.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9848827399778618 0.00096457  
a 141.4876635134154 9.0399 au
q 2.138905799257097 0.00018318 au
i 99.936261168269 0.0093932 deg
node 34.70148564019236 0.0010827 deg
peri 169.1850068247664 0.0025291 deg
M .01034823639702435 0.00099176 deg
tp 2456762.829854336862
(2014-Apr-15.32985434)
0.0050029 TDB
period 614718.5080308823
1683.01
58913
161.3
d
yr
n .0005856339044568254 5.6126e-05 deg/d
Q 280.8364212275737 17.943 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      105  
   data-arc span      39 days  
   first obs. used      2014-04-24  
   last obs. used      2014-06-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46719  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 13:50:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.14466 au 
 T_jup = -0.275 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 14.8   0.6 14 from 67 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.5c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 14 autocmod 2.5c

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
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Year/
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 2014.3   C/2014 H1       
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