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P/2016 A7 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003439
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457465.5 (2016-Mar-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5666257783071452 3.0653e-05  
a 5.022562644171591 0.00038077 au
q 2.17664917682147 1.6045e-05 au
i 16.63746983894385 0.00015735 deg
node 221.4660933365108 0.0001731 deg
peri 352.469582921735 0.0019589 deg
M 1.850870789252878 0.00040149 deg
tp 2457444.362186061175
(2016-Feb-25.86218606)
0.0053482 TDB
period 4111.369125366496
11.26
0.46754
0.00128
d
yr
n .08756207215228062 9.9575e-06 deg/d
Q 7.868476111521712 0.00059653 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      46  
   data-arc span      145 days  
   first obs. used      2016-01-14  
   last obs. used      2016-06-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      5  
   norm. resid. RMS      .36404  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17173 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.01353 au 
 T_jup = 2.587 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 7.8   0.8 14 from 38 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 33.5   n/a 14 autocmod 2.9c

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1951-Mar-12 18:09 4_17:01 Jupiter 1.7966548797177 1.76150548214946 1.83276934791152 11.805032665538 11.7650290202368 2433718.256441516 6781.0980286205 2735663.08140541 2563.86555010057 -49.6967492299126 49345.8142633708 T 14 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:33:22 2021-Apr-15 23:33
1962-Oct-17 12:36 16:30 Jupiter 1.38137989749007 1.373799522707 1.38982642279807 7.71736470109064 7.6374979754131 2437955.025019217 990.409216909995 1779622.7031125 2107.85081003121 76.5206142523879 70979.4878056339 T 14 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:33:22 2021-Apr-15 23:33
1999-Oct-08 22:45 14:20 Saturn 1.68997997035935 1.68452637173466 1.69543575469995 4.00565607365531 3.9680144140636 2451460.447920151 859.748841810105 288583.043034501 13785.876665706 -20.0652763103773 5281.50942836821 T 14 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:33:22 2021-Apr-15 23:33
2025-Mar-07 15:53 03:20 Jupiter 1.18667307505053 1.18172742598516 1.19168934206818 7.38172993531166 7.28439280360133 2460742.161656432 200.001375134467 522538.356301768 6367.53485176499 -61.225987302382 30883.6394436032 T 14 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:33:22 2021-Apr-15 23:33
2036-Dec-26 23:50 1_12:57 Jupiter 1.09376296798858 1.08526108334569 1.10276566675035 9.74221236418534 9.66239509382699 2465054.492797317 2217.19376490083 1250748.68184015 6957.48181975914 69.8434253280966 20974.6724991535 T 14 CATAB v2.0g-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-15 23:33:22 2021-Apr-15 23:33

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
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 2016.2   P/2016 A7       
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