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    M.P.E.C. 2007-K80                                Issued 2007 May 31, 16:05 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2007 K5 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK07K050  C2007 05 29.34201 06 05 38.82 -15 03 15.2                 EK080E12
        CK07K050  C2007 05 29.34442 06 05 39.56 -15 03 15.0                 EK080E12
        CK07K050  C2007 05 29.34673 06 05 40.25 -15 03 14.8          13.8 T EK080E12
        CK07K050  C2007 05 30.19235 06 09 56.58 -15 01 05.8          15.0 N EK080F85
        CK07K050  C2007 05 30.34475 06 10 42.80 -15 00 40.1                 EK080E12
        CK07K050  C2007 05 30.35044 06 10 44.55 -15 00 39.1                 EK080E12
        CK07K050  C2007 05 30.37150 06 10 50.91 -15 00 35.9          13.5 T EK080E12
    
    Observer details:
    E12 Siding Spring Survey.  Observer R. H. McNaught.  0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt
        + CCD.
    F85 Tiki Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer N. Teamo.  Measurer S. Hoenig.
        0.41-m f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
    T 2007 Apr. 26.977 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.12113              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  250.115       +0.252112       -0.949749
                       Node   191.798       +0.758252       +0.074769
    e   1.0            Incl.   65.141       -0.601243       -0.303953
    From 8 observations 2007 May 26-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 05 30    06 08.97   -15 01.6    1.738    1.241    44.6    35.0  14.1
    2007 06 09    06 58.33   -14 24.3    1.795    1.316    46.2    33.9  14.5
    2007 06 19    07 44.20   -13 32.2    1.891    1.403    46.6    31.8  14.9
    2007 06 29    08 25.52   -12 36.7    2.020    1.499    45.7    29.1  15.3
    2007 07 09    09 02.12   -11 46.0    2.174    1.602    43.7    26.0  15.7
    2007 07 19    09 34.40   -11 04.9    2.343    1.709    40.8    22.9  16.2
    2007 07 29    10 02.93   -10 34.7    2.522    1.819    37.2    19.7  16.6
    
         Further observations of this comet are extremely desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-K80
    

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