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  • MPEC 1998-E21 : COMET C/1997 W2 (SOHO)

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    M.P.E.C. 1998-E21                                Issued 1998 Mar. 11, 18:45 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
       on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
    
                 BMARSDEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or GWILLIAMS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
                       URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html
    
                                COMET C/1997 W2 (SOHO)
    
    Observations:
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.35988 15 33 25.0  -21 53 37                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.35988 2 -0.00468260 -0.00878487 -0.00473885        249
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.41363 15 34 17.1  -21 45 45                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.41363 2 -0.00468067 -0.00878590 -0.00473979        249
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.44323 15 34 46.2  -21 40 59                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.44323 2 -0.00467961 -0.00878647 -0.00474031        249
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.48490 15 35 28.3  -21 35 24                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.48490 2 -0.00467811 -0.00878728 -0.00474103        249
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.52655 15 36 07.5  -21 28 20                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.52655 2 -0.00467661 -0.00878808 -0.00474176        249
        CJ97W020  S1997 11 19.56824 15 36 47.1  -21 21 23                        249
        CJ97W020  s1997 11 19.56824 2 -0.00467511 -0.00878889 -0.00474248        249
    
    Observer details:
    249 SOHO.  SOHO-LASCO coronagraph C3.  Comet detection by D. A. Biesecker.
        Solar separations and position angles measured by D. A. Biesecker and
        C. St. Cyr, reduction to sohocentric J2000.0 R.A. and Decl. by
        G. V. Williams.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/1997 W2 (SOHO)
    T 1997 Nov. 20.04 TT                                    Marsden
    q   0.0050               (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   84.90        +0.14776        -0.98814
                       Node     4.16        -0.96734        -0.15319
    e   1.0            Incl.  144.83        +0.20597        -0.01061
    From 6 observations 1997 Nov. 19.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1998 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1998-E21
    

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