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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003667
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459042.5 (2020-Jul-12.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9991879691639434 7.0257e-07  
a 362.8548482762662 0.31378 au
q .2946493258129788 1.5974e-07 au
i 128.9372929283427 2.3691e-05 deg
node 61.01055034446424 3.0862e-05 deg
peri 37.2788948491097 2.3149e-05 deg
M .001186517923986395 1.5409e-06 deg
tp 2459034.179112990025
(2020-Jul-03.67911299)
1.4786e-05 TDB
period 2524630.486429422
6912.06
3274.7
8.966
d
yr
n .0001425951250826995 1.8496e-07 deg/d
Q 725.4150472267195 0.6273 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1404  
   data-arc span      175 days  
   first obs. used      2020-03-27  
   last obs. used      2020-09-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .70641  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Sep-24 20:18:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .362501 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .813376 au 
 T_jup = -0.409 
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Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 4.935984944984408E-13 -9.388507164472691E-14 9.134379838522735E-12 -5.335165001150944E-12 4.355163123621532E-12 -1.149592954898125E-11
q -9.388507164472691E-14 2.551701631546561E-14 -1.897244294887325E-12 1.500149981769796E-12 -5.185098753544653E-14 2.149613409572647E-12
tp 9.134379838522735E-12 -1.897244294887325E-12 2.186348856916102E-10 -6.700427755538888E-11 1.2707315170658E-10 -2.252149233806068E-10
node -5.335165001150944E-12 1.500149981769796E-12 -6.700427755538888E-11 9.524789475221752E-10 5.027852877293078E-10 -4.225036800567774E-12
peri 4.355163123621532E-12 -5.185098753544653E-14 1.2707315170658E-10 5.027852877293078E-10 5.358627069003996E-10 -2.139711979206429E-10
i -1.149592954898125E-11 2.149613409572647E-12 -2.252149233806068E-10 -4.225036800567774E-12 -2.139711979206429E-10 5.612845612010455E-10

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 12.1   01. 20 2 parameter fit from 925 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.5   n/a 20 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
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Desig
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 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2020.5   C/2020 F3       
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