C/2014 Q6 PANSTARRS
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Comet C/2014 Q6 was discovered on 31 August 2014 with Pan-STARRS 1 telescope (Haleakala), that is about 4 months before its perihelion passage. This comet was observed until 10 September 2015.
Comet had its closest approach to the Earth on 14 August 2014 (3.438 au), about two weeks before its discovery.
Solutions given here are based on data spanning over 1.03 yr in a range of heliocentric distances: 4.36 au – 4.223 au (perihelion) – 4.70 au.
This Oort spike comet suffers small planetary perturbations during its passage through the planetary system; these perturbations lead to a more tight future orbit (see future barycentric orbits).

solution description
number of observations 37
data interval 2014 08 31 – 2015 09 10
data type perihelion within the observation arc (FULL)
data arc selection entire data set (STD)
range of heliocentric distances 4.36 au – 4.22 au (perihelion) – 4.7 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 68
RMS [arcseconds] 0.29
orbit quality class 1b
orbital elements (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
Epoch 2015 01 18
perihelion date 2015 01 06.35405889 ± 0.00281333
perihelion distance [au] 4.22278595 ± 0.00002398
eccentricity 0.99943291 ± 0.00004456
argument of perihelion [°] 2.529936 ± 0.000417
ascending node [°] 326.655811 ± 0.000051
inclination [°] 49.797486 ± 0.000058
recip semi-major axis [10-6 au-1] 134.29 ± 10.55
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