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C/2012 T6 (Kowalski)
Classification: Halley-type Comet*          SPK-ID: 1003213
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456234.5 (2012-Nov-03.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .8763375117617659 5.7131e-05  
a 14.35428825899047 0.0064902 au
q 1.775087002995631 2.371e-05 au
i 33.27550117765739 0.00036717 deg
node 186.2204609950616 0.00073247 deg
peri 198.0986533890619 0.0021815 deg
M 1.243507449381965 0.00081866 deg
tp 2456165.885356304167
(2012-Aug-26.38535630)
0.0014965 TDB
period 19864.19280622456
54.39
13.472
0.03688
d
yr
n .01812306211039151 1.2291e-05 deg/d
Q 26.9334895149853 0.012178 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      142  
   data-arc span      108 days  
   first obs. used      2012-10-15  
   last obs. used      2013-01-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62223  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:32:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .794507 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.24512 au 
 T_jup = 1.700 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 15.7   0.6 12 2 parameter fit from 78 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 7.   n/a 12 autocmod 2.9c

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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2012.7   C/2012 T6       
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