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C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Comet          SPK-ID: 1003477
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458700.5 (2019-Aug-05.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .9990875995403444 1.5292e-05  
a 7764.179090633928 130.16 au
q 7.084040571142571 2.7706e-05 au
i 109.3923674427639 2.951e-05 deg
node 322.3030127557014 3.2434e-05 deg
peri 84.46215632159611 0.00037617 deg
M 359.9990705820986 2.3377e-05 deg
tp 2459345.634512492743
(2021-May-11.13451249)
0.0049054 TDB
period 249885895.4096812
684150.30
6.2835e+06
1.72e+04
d
yr
n 1.440657542554732E-6 3.6226e-08 deg/d
Q 15521.27414069671 260.19 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      342  
   data-arc span      1514 days (4.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      2016-08-26  
   last obs. used      2020-10-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   norm. resid. RMS      .67221  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Oct-30 21:14:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 6.77707 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 5.12688 au 
 T_jup = -1.095 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 10.1   0.7 34 2 parameter fit from 311 observations, autocmod 2.8
comet total magnitude slope K1 5.25   n/a 34 autocmod 2.8

Alternate Designations
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(est.)
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Desig
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 2021.4   C/2016 Q2       
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