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C/2015 D2 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003373
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457105.5 (2015-Mar-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5682560290406877 9.8095e-05  
a 12.98466185925501 0.0024032 au
q 5.606049472678685 0.00034851 au
i 31.83434752850335 0.00034356 deg
node 162.8589466216824 0.0002617 deg
peri 291.9231162737528 0.0069574 deg
M 11.42521889696629 0.0031888 deg
tp 2456563.116558738772
(2013-Sep-27.61655874)
0.040474 TDB
period 17090.09171858304
46.79
4.7445
0.01299
d
yr
n .02106483721257922 5.848e-06 deg/d
Q 20.36327424583134 0.0037688 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      68  
   data-arc span      382 days (1.05 yr)  
   first obs. used      2015-01-19  
   last obs. used      2016-02-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .35828  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.76757 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.48939 au 
 T_jup = 2.609 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.1   0.5 8 from 57 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 12.   n/a 8 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.5   0.3 8 from 8 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 8 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 8 autocmod 2.9c

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Alternate Designations
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Year
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Desig
Roman
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 2013.7   C/2015 D2       
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