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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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Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 2016.2   P/2016 A7       
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