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C/2013 W2 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003290
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457042.5 (2015-Jan-20.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .574706903562746 1.819e-05  
a 10.45029712611402 0.00047265 au
q 4.444439223454371 1.1051e-05 au
i 4.567063284367919 2.5927e-05 deg
node 179.8427950328569 0.00035405 deg
peri 307.1979328070702 0.00038565 deg
M .430115721098468 5.9906e-05 deg
tp 2457027.757395980645
(2015-Jan-05.25739598)
0.0013186 TDB
period 12339.32448089423
33.78
0.83714
0.002292
d
yr
n .02917501687855046 1.9793e-06 deg/d
Q 16.45615502877368 0.00074429 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      179  
   data-arc span      890 days (2.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      2013-11-27  
   last obs. used      2016-05-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      3  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5957  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:32:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.46217 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0641985 au 
 T_jup = 2.810 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 6.9   0.6 27 from 159 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 13.75   n/a 27 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 13.7   0.5 27 from 6 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 27 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 27 autocmod 2.9c

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 2015.0   C/2013 W2       
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