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Note number : 0015 P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 : 29P

Introduction

The following improved orbital elements, are from 21190 observations 1902 March 4 to 2014 September 7. Perturbations by all nine planets were taken into account, and relativity effect of the sun.

The mean residual is 0.38 arc second.

Elements

Orbital elements given with respect to the mean ecliptic and equinox of J2000.
Epoch : 2004 July 18 at 0h TT, julian day 2453204.5.

Perihelion passage (T) 2004 July 10.77406 TT ±0.00000 TT
Argument of perihelion (ω) 48.9525955° ±0.0000067°
>Longitude of the node (Ω) 312.7152179° ۪.0000072°
Inclinaison (i) 9.3920966° ±0.0000012°
Perihelion distance (q) 5.7235808 ua ±0.0000000 ua
Eccentricity (e) 0.0441696 ±0.0000000
Semimajor axis (a) 5.9880716 ua ±0.0000002 ua
Mean motion (n) 0.06726259°/jour ±0.00000000°/jour
Period (P) 14.653 years ±0.0000009 (0.0003 day)

Formulæ for magnitudes

Total magnitude :
m1 = H1 + 5log(Δ) + 10 log(r) with H1 = 3.14± 0.02 calculated using 2519 observation(s).
Nuclear magnitude :
m2 = H2 + 5log(Δ) + 5 log(r) with H2 = 8.24±0.01 calculated using 11533 observation(s).

Elements for the next transit through perihelion

Epoch :2019 March 7 at 0h TT, julian day 2458549.5 TT.

T =2019 March 7.78409 TT.
q :5.7668206 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.06662907°/jour ω : 47.7759216° +0.99270119 -0.00960654
a : 6.0259686 ua Ω : 312.3952118° -0.05131929 +0.86841825
e : 0.0430052 i : 9.3684347° +0.10913604 +0.49573930
P =14.79 years

Elements for the previous transit(s) through perihelion

Epoch :1989 October 26 at 0h TT, julian day 2447825.5 TT.

T =1989 October 26.49931 TT.
q :5.7717715 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.06636749°/jour ω : 49.8545937° +0.99140745 -0.05344580
a : 6.0417923 ua Ω : 312.8471040° -0.01263550 +0.86932953
e : 0.0446922 i : 9.3720949° +0.13019839 +0.49133463
P =14.85 years

Epoch :1974 February 17 at 0h TT, julian day 2442095.5 TT.

T =1974 February 17.43941 TT.
q :5.4478442 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.06569456°/jour ω : 14.6239496° +0.90379186 +0.41411070
a : 6.0829806 ua Ω : 320.3503197° -0.40769742 +0.75630920
e : 0.1044120 i : 9.7481111° -0.13016560 +0.50646690
P =15.00 years

Epoch :1957 May 12 at 0h TT, julian day 2435970.5 TT.

T =1957 May 12.82563 TT.
q :5.5376810 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.06121500°/jour ω : 355.8027972° +0.74527937 +0.65909041
a : 6.3762323 ua Ω : 322.3276990° -0.60683174 +0.60787632
e : 0.1315120 i : 9.4925251° -0.27624969 +0.44281622
P =16.10 years

Epoch :1941 April 21 at 0h TT, julian day 2430105.5 TT.

T =1941 April 21.59618 TT.
q :5.5228642 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.06106555°/jour ω : 356.2263212° +0.75465807 +0.64842030
a : 6.3866318 ua Ω : 322.7212280° -0.59756240 +0.61617279
e : 0.1352462 i : 9.5233117° -0.27094347 +0.44708189
P =16.14 years

Epoch :1925 May 7 at 0h TT, julian day 2424277.5 TT.

T =1925 May 7.82791 TT.
q :5.4749774 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.05995274°/jour ω : 359.0855364° +0.79726980 +0.59578913
a : 6.4654191 ua Ω : 323.7725133° -0.55276691 +0.65610707
e : 0.1531906 i : 9.4402343° -0.24250692 +0.46320495
P =16.44 years

Epoch :1908 October 18 at 0h TT, julian day 2418232.5 TT.

T =1908 October 18.75068 TT.
q :5.4953697 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.05996856°/jour ω : 357.0797131° +0.78215982 +0.61572600
a : 6.4642822 ua Ω : 324.3422109° -0.56829390 +0.64217031
e : 0.1498871 i : 9.4222761° -0.25547613 +0.45661667
P =16.44 years

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