P/1997 B1 ( Kobayashi )

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Updated on September 29, 2004

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* Profile

Discovery Date January 30, 1997
Magnitude 18 mag
Discoverer Takao Kobayashi (Oizumi, Gunma, Japan)

* Orbital Elements

   The following improved orbital elements, by Kenji Muraoka, are 
  from 231 observations 1997 Jan. 30 to May 28, perturbations by 
  9 Planets, Moon and 5 minor planets were taken into account. 
   The mean residual is +/- 0.48 arc seconds.

      Epoch  =  1997 Mar. 13.0  TT       JDT = 2450520.5
          T  =  1997 Mar.  2.34714       +/- 0.00163 (m.e.) TT
       Peri. =  183.34012                +/- 0.00171
       Node  =  329.06411                +/- 0.00193   (2000.0)
       Incl. =   12.34952                +/- 0.00024
          q  =    2.0545494              +/- 0.0000897 AU
          e  =    0.7607513              +/- 0.0000070
          a  =    8.5875047              +/- 0.0002774 AU
          n  =    0.03916549             +/- 0.00000190
          P  =   25.165                  +/- 0.0012192  years
                                        (+/- 0.45 day)

* Finding Charts

* 1996 Dec. 3 - 1997 July 31

* Magnitudes Graph

        m1 = 15.2 + 5 log d + 5 log r(t - 30)

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The orbital elements are calculated by Kenji Muraoka.
The charts are made with StellaNavigator Ver.2.0 for Windows (AstroArts / ASCII).
The magnitudes graphs are made with Comet for Windows.

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