C/1990 K1 Levy
more info
Comet C/1990 K1 was discovered on 20 May 1990 by David Levy (Arizona), that is about 5 months before its perihelion passage. This comet was last observed at the beginning of April 1992.
Comet had its closest approach to the Earth on 26 August 1990 (0.430 au), less than 2 months before perihelion passage.
This is a comet with nongravitational effects strongly manifested in positional data fitting.
Preferred solution given here is based on data spanning over 1.86 yr in a range of heliocentric distances: 2.57 au – 0.939 au (perihelion) – 6.36 au. However, also two other non-gravitational solutions are given: bn solution based on pre-perihelion data, and rn solution based on post-perihelion data.
This comet with semimajor axis of about 10,000 au (preferred orbit) or even shorter (see solution bn) suffers rather large planetary perturbations during its passage through the planetary system; these perturbations lead to escape the comet on hyperbolic orbit from the planetary zone.
See also Królikowska 2014 and Królikowska 2020.

solution description
number of observations 672
data interval 1990 05 21 – 1992 04 01
data type perihelion within the observation arc (FULL)
data arc selection entire data set (STD)
range of heliocentric distances 2.57 au – 0.94 au (perihelion) – 6.36 au
type of model of motion NS - non-gravitational orbits for standard g(r)
data weighting YES
number of residuals 1321
RMS [arcseconds] 0.95
orbit quality class 1b
orbital elements (barycentric ecliptic J2000)
Epoch 1691 07 15
perihelion date 1990 10 24.55289989 ± 0.00015630
perihelion distance [au] 0.93928641 ± 0.00000295
eccentricity 0.99990083 ± 0.00000525
argument of perihelion [°] 242.644963 ± 0.000312
ascending node [°] 139.298553 ± 0.000021
inclination [°] 131.574132 ± 0.00006
recip semi-major axis [10-6 au-1] 105.58 ± 5.59
file containing 5001 VCs swarm
1990k1n5.bmi
Upper panel: Time distribution of positional observations with corresponding heliocentric (red curve) and geocentric (green curve) distance at which they were taken. The horizontal dotted line shows the perihelion distance for a given comet whereas vertical dotted line - the moment of perihelion passage.
Lower panel (panels): O-C diagram for this(two) solution (solutions) given in this database, where residuals in right ascension are shown using magenta dots and in declination by blue open circles.
Six 2D-projections of the 6D space of original swarm including 5001 VCs. Each density map is given in logarithmic scale presented on the right in the individual panel.