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C/2006 U7 (Gibbs)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1002427
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454053.5 (2006-Nov-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6306707163565877 0.00040161  
a 11.98264686559266 0.0092224 au
q 4.425542383021317 0.0014381 au
i 7.23008015915905 0.0023832 deg
node 57.761042268857 0.0015643 deg
peri 12.89886523145009 0.085071 deg
M 356.8146519701897 0.010266 deg
tp 2454187.554672858583
(2007-Mar-28.05467286)
0.58477 TDB
period 15150.52100349723
41.48
17.491
0.04789
d
yr
n .02376155908545325 2.7432e-05 deg/d
Q 19.539751348164 0.015039 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      59  
   data-arc span      87 days  
   first obs. used      2006-10-20  
   last obs. used      2007-01-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51991  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:31:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.44003 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .200764 au 
 T_jup = 2.771 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 11.6   0.5 12 from 33 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 12 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 14.7   0.4 12 from 9 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 12 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 12 autocmod 2.9c

Alternate Designations
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(est.)
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 2007.2   C/2006 U7       
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