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  • MPEC 2006-N38 : COMET C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

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    M.P.E.C. 2006-N38                                Issued 2006 July 15, 13:14 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.
    
                      Supported in part by the Brinson Foundation
                      Supported in part by the TABASGO Foundation
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
    
    Observations:
        CK06M040  C2006 07 12.35695 09 05 59.07 -01 55 43.8          12.3 T EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 12.35925 09 05 59.27 -01 55 41.0                 EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 12.36157 09 05 59.46 -01 55 38.5                 EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 12.36387 09 05 59.63 -01 55 35.6                 EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.32914 09 07 08.20 -01 35 00.7          15.1 N EN038415
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.33216 09 07 08.37 -01 34 56.5          14.9 N EN038415
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.34177 09 07 09.08 -01 34 44.8          14.9 N EN038415
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.34965 09 07 09.65 -01 34 34.8          14.8 N EN038415
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.35205 09 07 09.84 -01 34 31.2          14.7 N EN038415
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.35793 09 07 10.23 -01 34 24.7                 EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 13.35986 09 07 10.33 -01 34 22.3                 EN038E12
        CK06M040  C2006 07 15.27894 09 09 28.36 -00 53 43.7          14.1 N EN038474
        CK06M040  C2006 07 15.28096 09 09 28.47 -00 53 40.6          13.9 N EN038474
        CK06M040  C2006 07 15.29091 09 09 29.22 -00 53 27.3          13.9 N EN038474
        CK06M040  C2006 07 15.29184 09 09 29.23 -00 53 26.5          13.9 N EN038474
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observer A. C. Gilmore.  1.0-m f/7.7
        reflector + CCD.
    E12 Siding Spring Survey.  Observer R. H. McNaught.  0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
    T 2006 Sept. 28.920 TT                                  MPC
    q   0.78912              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   62.260       -0.226864       +0.846131
                       Node   148.702       +0.152850       -0.458123
    e   1.0            Incl.  111.815       +0.961857       +0.272369
    From 15 observations 2006 July 12-15.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 M4 (SWAN)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 07 14    09 07.94   -01 20.8    2.334    1.580    32.8    20.4  12.3
    2006 07 19    09 14.03   +00 24.2    2.323    1.511    28.6    18.8  12.1
    2006 07 24    09 20.36   +02 07.9    2.306    1.443    24.3    16.9  11.9
    2006 07 29    09 26.95   +03 51.2    2.283    1.375    20.1    14.7  11.7
    2006 08 03    09 33.82   +05 34.9    2.254    1.307    15.8    12.2  11.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-N38
    

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