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C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003469
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458052.5 (2017-Oct-26.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .998964533406918 1.4706e-06  
a 2134.806087480961 3.0329 au
q 2.210520386294534 1.4573e-06 au
i 90.99332750999361 7.3799e-06 deg
node 92.20435301545616 8.9891e-06 deg
peri 209.8271052224761 6.1334e-05 deg
M 359.9971203261342 6.138e-06 deg
tp 2458340.688654865004
(2018-Aug-10.18865487)
0.00013365 TDB
period 36027661.66832715
98638.36
76776
210.2
d
yr
n 9.992322102782635E-6 2.1294e-08 deg/d
Q 4267.401654575629 6.0627 au

Additional Model Parameters
 Parameter Value Uncertainty (1-sigma) 
A1 [EST] 4.28043433580929E-8 2.106E-9
A2 [EST] -1.589630652786935E-8 1.424E-9
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3223  
   data-arc span      1322 days (3.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      2016-06-22  
   last obs. used      2020-02-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46221  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-05 13:15:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.28735 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.80737 au 
 T_jup = -0.030 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.3   0.9 32 2 parameter fit from 857 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 6.75   n/a 32 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude M2 10.0   0.5 32 from 2103 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 32 autocmod 2.8
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 32 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
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(est.)
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 2018.6   C/2016 M1       
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