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C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003488
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457929.5 (2017-Jun-25.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9813890501130194 1.0041e-05  
a 142.3614521856943 0.076917 au
q 2.649481852465748 2.3603e-06 au
i 22.6759606169165 1.7701e-05 deg
node 271.7483503734578 4.8518e-05 deg
peri 194.6779201583815 0.00012357 deg
M 359.9570735372864 3.4934e-05 deg
tp 2458003.479202094529
(2017-Sep-06.97920209)
0.0005293 TDB
period 620421.7881103072
1698.62
502.82
1.377
d
yr
n .000580250414958016 4.7026e-07 deg/d
Q 282.0734225189229 0.1524 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      437  
   data-arc span      555 days (1.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      2016-10-10  
   last obs. used      2018-04-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .66054  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Apr-29 18:44:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.67077 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.82144 au 
 T_jup = 1.890 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.9   0.7 22 from 184 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.6n
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 22 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.8   0.6 22 from 192 observations, autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 22 autocmod 2.6n
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 22 autocmod 2.6n

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 2017.7   C/2016 T3       
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