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C/2015 WZ (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003462
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457512.5 (2016-May-04.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9928731421767087 3.4693e-06  
a 193.161945594104 0.094045 au
q 1.3766377231195 3.9743e-07 au
i 134.1349338165466 2.0721e-05 deg
node 40.04581998017886 4.076e-05 deg
peri 66.7106536526732 4.2913e-05 deg
M .006682073636132593 4.8944e-06 deg
tp 2457494.299239286393
(2016-Apr-15.79923929)
6.7809e-05 TDB
period 980574.9253447022
2684.67
716.12
1.961
d
yr
n .0003671315579209298 2.6812e-07 deg/d
Q 384.9472534650886 0.18742 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      372  
   data-arc span      272 days  
   first obs. used      2015-10-25  
   last obs. used      2016-07-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .74893  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Oct-25 13:16:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .692191 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .508142 au 
 T_jup = -0.984 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.4   n/a E2016A29  
comet total magnitude M1 10.5   1. 26 2 parameter fit from 128 observations, autocmod 2.6g
comet total magnitude slope K1 25.   n/a 26 autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear magnitude M2 16.5   1. 26 from 191 observations, autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 26 autocmod 2.6g
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 26 autocmod 2.6g

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