C/2001 K5 LINEAR
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C/2001 K5 was discovered on 17 May 2001 by the LINEAR as an apparently asteroidal object. Soon, its cometary apperance was reported [IAUC 7634, 2001 May 28]. Later, pre-discovery observations by LINEAR from 30 April 2001 were found.
This comet made its closest approach to the Earth on 30 May 2002 (4.432 au), 4.3 months before perihelion.
Solution given here is based on data spanning over 3.6 yr in a range of heliocentric distances: 6.50 au – 5.184 au (perihelion) – 7.65 au.
This Oort spike comet suffers small planetary perturbations during its passage through the planetary system that lead to escape of the comet from the solar system on hiperbolic orbit (see future barycentric orbit).
See also Królikowska 2014 and Królikowska and Dybczyński 2017.

solution description
number of observations 3402
data interval 2001 04 30 – 2004 11 25
data type perihelion within the observation arc (FULL)
data arc selection entire data set (STD)
range of heliocentric distances 6.5 au – 5.18 au (perihelion) – 7.65 au
detectability of NG effects in the comet's motion NG effects not determinable
type of model of motion GR - gravitational orbit
data weighting YES
number of residuals 6736
RMS [arcseconds] 0.66
orbit quality class 1a+
next orbit elements (barycentric ecliptic J2000)
no. of returning VCs in the swarm 0
no. of escaping VCs in the swarm 5001
no. of hyperbolas among escaping VCs in the swarm 5001 *
next recip semi-major axis [10-6 au-1] -94.60 ± 0.41
next perihelion distance [au] 148.688 ± 0.434
synchronous stop epoch [Myr] 1.57 S
percentage of VCs with q > 20100
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