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Note number : 0139 P/Mueller 3 : 136P

Introduction

The following improved orbital elements, are from 242 observations 1998 May 24 to 2009 March 24. Perturbations by all nine planets were taken into account, and relativity effect of the sun.

The mean residual is 0.75 arc second.

Elements

Orbital elements given with respect to the mean ecliptic and equinox of J2000.
Epoch : 2007 October 22 at 0h TT, julian day 2454395.5.

Perihelion passage (T) 2007 October 22.22301 TT ±0.00000 TT
Argument of perihelion (ω) 224.8632877° ±0.0001121°
>Longitude of the node (Ω) 137.5626261° ۪.0001072°
Inclinaison (i) 9.4273327° ±0.0000176°
Perihelion distance (q) 2.9606515 ua ±0.0000006 ua
Eccentricity (e) 0.2929569 ±0.0000009
Semimajor axis (a) 4.1873703 ua ±0.0000059 ua
Mean motion (n) 0.11502494°/jour ±0.00000025°/jour
Period (P) 8.569 years ±0.0000183 (0.0067 day)

Formulæ for magnitudes

Total magnitude :
m1 = H1 + 5log(Δ) + 10 log(r) avec H1 = 11.63± 0.05 calculé à l'aide de 112 observation(s).
Nuclear magnitude :
m2 = H2 + 5log(Δ) + 5 log(r) avec H2 = 14.39±0.04 calculé à l'aide de 41 observation(s).

Elements for the next transit through perihelion

Epoch :2016 May 31 at 0h TT, julian day 2457539.5 TT.

T =2016 May 31.19656 TT.
q :2.9791010 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.11437369°/jour ω : 225.1681248° +0.99249379 -0.05213638
a : 4.2032507 ua Ω : 137.4519722° +0.08163278 +0.95598224
e : 0.2912388 i : 9.4156820° -0.09106131 +0.28875552
P =8.62 years

Elements for the previous transit(s) through perihelion

Epoch :1999 March 20 at 0h TT, julian day 2451257.5 TT.

T =1999 March 20.25153 TT.
q :3.0106183 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.11317531°/jour ω : 225.4016722° +0.99185678 -0.06500675
a : 4.2328699 ua Ω : 137.9621374° +0.09362456 +0.95513783
e : 0.2887525 i : 9.4131572° -0.08633988 +0.28893918
P =8.71 years

Epoch :1990 August 1 at 0h TT, julian day 2448104.5 TT.

T =1990 August 1.77640 TT.
q :2.9978848 ua (J2000) P Q
n : 0.11400712°/jour ω : 225.9919252° +0.99105573 -0.07610502
a : 4.2122557 ua Ω : 138.0118791° +0.10431198 +0.95412368
e : 0.2882947 i : 9.4311561° -0.08323191 +0.28957906
P =8.65 years

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