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C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003526
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458039.5 (2017-Oct-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9964238189796272 2.37e-06  
a 419.0746089299389 0.27787 au
q 1.498686662575412 5.3329e-07 au
i 39.84839901518298 2.155e-05 deg
node 25.80947945298256 1.5272e-05 deg
peri 20.90786457760218 2.4607e-05 deg
M 359.9997949061882 2.0605e-07 deg
tp 2458041.285194357961
(2017-Oct-14.78519436)
3.8663e-05 TDB
period 3133541.490658403
8579.17
3116.6
8.533
d
yr
n .0001148859847789533 1.1426e-07 deg/d
Q 836.6505311973025 0.55475 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2869  
   data-arc span      508 days (1.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      2017-07-19  
   last obs. used      2018-12-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44936  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Apr-06 08:42:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .534776 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.2744 au 
 T_jup = 1.177 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 5.617020891277594E-12 1.195992874727671E-12 -4.187076452016158E-11 2.911935861109849E-11 -2.382060367345351E-11 4.636480878879224E-11
q 1.195992874727671E-12 2.844018911742377E-13 -7.408472121847449E-12 6.921588950615118E-12 -4.147723397461634E-12 1.046990912295271E-11
tp -4.187076452016158E-11 -7.408472121847449E-12 1.494791834400311E-9 -1.035796247848592E-10 9.129865768214071E-10 -3.229645755786929E-10
node 2.911935861109849E-11 6.921588950615118E-12 -1.035796247848592E-10 2.332321232198308E-10 -9.538877803664272E-11 2.797651402936873E-10
peri -2.382060367345351E-11 -4.147723397461634E-12 9.129865768214071E-10 -9.538877803664272E-11 6.05503873844496E-10 -1.988204449811946E-10
i 4.636480878879224E-11 1.046990912295271E-11 -3.229645755786929E-10 2.797651402936873E-10 -1.988204449811946E-10 4.643853292380179E-10

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.6   1. 17 2 parameter fit from 351 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.5   n/a 17 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2017.8   C/2017 O1       
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