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Note number : 0081 P/Howell : 88P

Introduction

The following improved orbital elements, are from 1439 observations 2003 January 31 to 2014 April 8, including full planetary and non-gravitational effect of type II, and relativity effect of the sun.

The mean residual is 0.46 arc second.

Elements

Orbital elements given with respect to the mean ecliptic and equinox of J2000.
Epoch : 2015 April 6 at 0h TT, julian day 2457118.5.

Perihelion passage (T) 2015 April 6.24262 TT ±0.00000 TT
Argument of perihelion (ω) 235.9188629° ±0.0008280°
>Longitude of the node (Ω) 56.6974482° ۪.0008179°
Inclinaison (i) 4.3825105° ±0.0000590°
Perihelion distance (q) 1.3585954 ua ±0.0000019 ua
Eccentricity (e) 0.5630191 ±0.0000047
Semimajor axis (a) 3.1090495 ua ±0.0000377 ua
Mean motion (n) 0.17978880°/jour ±0.00000327°/jour
Period (P) 5.482 years ±0.0000997 (0.0364 day)

Non-gravitational parameters :

A1 = 0.78149 .10-8 ±0.00386 .10-8
A2 = -0.01613 .10-8 ±0.00019 .10-8

Formulæ for magnitudes

Total magnitude :
m1 = H1 + 5log(Δ) + 10 log(r) with H1 = 12.17± 0.04 calculated using 296 observation(s).
Nuclear magnitude :
m2 = H2 + 5log(Δ) + 5 log(r) with H2 = 13.90±0.03 calculated using 580 observation(s).

Elements for the next transit through perihelion

Epoch :2020 September 26 at 0h TT, julian day 2459118.5 TT.

T =2020 September 26.58614 TT.
q :1.3531140 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.18006175°/jour ω : 235.9129788° +0.38219383 +0.92187239
a : 3.1059066 ua Ω : 56.6822346° -0.82065853 +0.37037854
e : 0.5643417 i : 4.3834329° -0.42479106 +0.11389042
P =5.47 years

Elements for the previous transit(s) through perihelion

Epoch :2009 October 12 at 0h TT, julian day 2455116.5 TT.

T =2009 October 12.46479 TT.
q :1.3634881 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.17945399°/jour ω : 235.9601768° +0.38415841 +0.92105321
a : 3.1129152 ua Ω : 56.7571004° -0.81990307 +0.37215235
e : 0.5619900 i : 4.3818853° -0.42447764 +0.11473274
P =5.49 years

Epoch :2004 April 12 at 0h TT, julian day 2453107.5 TT.

T =2004 April 12.56106 TT.
q :1.3675167 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.17918691°/jour ω : 235.8466182° +0.38334020 +0.92139018
a : 3.1160078 ua Ω : 56.8198065° -0.82025032 +0.37145493
e : 0.5611318 i : 4.3825730° -0.42454646 +0.11428637
P =5.50 years

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