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C/2016 A6 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003437
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457407.5 (2016-Jan-20.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9905998316633845 0.0027457  
a 256.6893194797474 75.084 au
q 2.412922813320902 0.0010217 au
i 120.9341851036734 0.022339 deg
node 300.2536691673096 0.0053539 deg
peri 141.1186727202524 0.05574 deg
M .01799233211149774 0.0079378 deg
tp 2457332.425044589586
(2015-Nov-05.92504459)
0.18168 TDB
period 1502139.010121864
4112.63
6.5909e+05
1804
d
yr
n .000239658245724405 0.00010515 deg/d
Q 510.965716146174 149.46 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      42  
   data-arc span      38 days  
   first obs. used      2016-01-03  
   last obs. used      2016-02-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51576  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5644 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.36597 au 
 T_jup = -0.968 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.9   0.6 15 from 33 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 28.5   n/a 15 autocmod 2.9c

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2015.8   C/2016 A6       
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