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P/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
Classification: Jupiter-family Comet          SPK-ID: 1003370
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457101.5 (2015-Mar-20.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3824449888865049 2.2537e-05  
a 9.67628436010008 0.00039759 au
q 5.975637895538944 2.9904e-05 au
i 18.02772911451641 0.00021173 deg
node 353.3556554001777 0.00010616 deg
peri 188.2739954206231 0.010003 deg
M 353.9839218689417 0.0042071 deg
tp 2457285.226722559307
(2015-Sep-19.72672256)
0.12869 TDB
period 10994.14247629052
30.10
0.67761
0.001855
d
yr
n .03274470935558278 2.0182e-06 deg/d
Q 13.37693082466122 0.00054965 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      92  
   data-arc span      460 days (1.26 yr)  
   first obs. used      2014-11-30  
   last obs. used      2016-03-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .36452  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-15 23:33:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.98036 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .567251 au 
 T_jup = 2.934 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.7   0.7 13 from 79 observations, assumed slope, autocmod 2.9c
comet total magnitude slope K1 10.   n/a 13 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude M2 12.4   0.3 13 from 8 observations, autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear magnitude slope K2 5.   n/a 13 autocmod 2.9c
comet nuclear phase coefficient PC 0.03   n/a 13 autocmod 2.9c

Alternate Designations
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 2015.7   P/2015 B1       
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