Calculation Orbit for C/2011 L4

By feeding all the astrometric data of C/2011 L4 thus far into FindOrb, I got the following orbital solution with overall eight rejections due to large residuals over 1 arcsec:

Yet the latest solution given by MPEC 2011-M31 distinguishes mine in terms of its perihelion date and inclination, which astonishes me a bit. Despite weighing on data from different observatories, the difference thus large appears abnormal.

As this comet may well become promising at the end of 2012 to early of 2013, I’ll try to update my own calculated orbital elements once there are new astrometric data. Any of slight variation in the elements may possibly impact our view of it to a large scale. I do hope it’ll become a fabulous comet then, even a daylight intruder.

Any speculation is in fact futile — the more we expect, the easier we may get disappointed. So the true philosophy is to wait and see at that time.

Alright, go back to scan my text book Solid-State Physics now, exam approaching.

Calculation Orbit for C/2011 L4

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