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C/2000 S3 (LONEOS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1000313
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2451841.5 (2000-Oct-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .7722872487888197 7.384e-05  
a 11.69118453237773 0.0040484 au
q 2.662231794785328 0.00012418 au
i 25.16434381479746 0.00092989 deg
node 41.15319542334194 0.0011708 deg
peri 298.2713871143223 0.0080056 deg
M 2.458038554002975 0.0014185 deg
tp 2451741.805226803546
(2000-Jul-16.30522680)
0.023006 TDB
period 14601.12100043163
39.98
7.584
0.02076
d
yr
n .02465564116545283 1.2807e-05 deg/d
Q 20.72013726997012 0.0071749 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      33  
   data-arc span      98 days  
   first obs. used      2000-09-20  
   last obs. used      2000-12-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .59814  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:30:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.76183 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .774613 au 
 T_jup = 2.169 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.0   0.3 11 from 7 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 21.75   n/a 11 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 15.7   0.3 11 from 5 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 11 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 11 autocmod 2.9c

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
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 2000.5   C/2000 S3       
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