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C/2006 F2 (Christensen)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1002329
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2453825.5 (2006-Mar-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6513702688906917 4.8407e-05  
a 12.32382688033638 0.002579 au
q 4.296452451529338 0.00062212 au
i 20.51121650599663 0.0057156 deg
node 8.260718696001474 0.00023903 deg
peri 181.011340547039 0.045506 deg
M .01306247075694145 0.0072655 deg
tp 2453824.926623828246
(2006-Mar-30.42662383)
0.31898 TDB
period 15802.17293284657
43.26
4.9604
0.01358
d
yr
n .02278167702187969 7.1512e-06 deg/d
Q 20.35120130914342 0.0042589 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      60  
   data-arc span      86 days  
   first obs. used      2006-02-27  
   last obs. used      2006-05-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .59201  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:30:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.29767 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.12753 au 
 T_jup = 2.610 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.6   0.2 7 from 21 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 7 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.8   0.6 7 from 30 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 7 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 7 autocmod 2.9c

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Alternate Designations
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 2006.2   C/2006 F2       
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