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    M.P.E.C. 2007-O05                                Issued 2007 July 18, 00:05 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 N3 (LULIN)
    
    Observations:
        CK07N030  C2007 07 11.77867 22 33 35.14 -08 46 38.8          18.9 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 11.78745 22 33 34.82 -08 46 40.4          19.1 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 11.79627 22 33 34.56 -08 46 42.1          19.7 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.08984 22 32 50.71 -08 50 51.6                 EO005470
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.09417 22 32 50.56 -08 50 52.5          18.5 N EO005470
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.56539 22 32 34.30 -08 52 22.7          18.8 N EO005474
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.57106 22 32 34.10 -08 52 23.9          18.8 N EO005474
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.57569 22 32 33.93 -08 52 24.7          18.7 N EO005474
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.74807 22 32 27.95 -08 53 00.7          20.4 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.75053 22 32 27.89 -08 53 00.8          19.8 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.75150 22 32 27.86 -08 53 01.4          19.5 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.75247 22 32 27.79 -08 53 01.4          19.3 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.75872 22 32 27.56 -08 53 03.0          19.0 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.76251 22 32 27.43 -08 53 03.8          19.3 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.76626 22 32 27.29 -08 53 04.5          19.2 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.84034 22 32 24.67 -08 53 19.3          18.9 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.84127 22 32 24.64 -08 53 19.4          19.0 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.84220 22 32 24.62 -08 53 19.3          18.9 N EO005D35
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.94471 22 32 21.11 -08 53 40.7          18.8 N EO005A17
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.96083 22 32 20.53 -08 53 43.5          18.8 N EO005A17
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.97413 22 32 20.03 -08 53 45.2          19.0 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.97571 22 32 20.01 -08 53 46.2          18.7 N EO005A17
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.98456 22 32 19.70 -08 53 47.9          19.1 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.98501 22 32 19.70 -08 53 47.9          18.8 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.98738 22 32 19.60 -08 53 48.4          19.0 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 13.99090 22 32 19.47 -08 53 49.2          19.2 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.01766 22 32 18.44 -08 53 54.7          18.9 N EO005470
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.02207 22 32 18.34 -08 53 55.2          18.6 N EO005470
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.05557 22 32 17.09 -08 54 01.7          18.9 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.05975 22 32 16.97 -08 54 02.7          18.9 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.06392 22 32 16.84 -08 54 03.7          19.0 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.28964 22 32 08.94 -08 54 48.7          19.3 N EO005H55
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.29555 22 32 08.76 -08 54 49.7          19.1 N EO005H55
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.30147 22 32 08.52 -08 54 50.9          19.1 N EO005H55
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.95660 22 31 45.33 -08 57 04.1          18.5 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.96566 22 31 44.95 -08 57 05.0          19.1 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.96891 22 31 44.85 -08 57 06.1          19.4 N EO005151
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.97641 22 31 44.60 -08 57 06.7          18.6 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.98721 22 31 44.24 -08 57 09.5          18.9 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.98936 22 31 44.15 -08 57 09.9          19.0 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.99079 22 31 44.10 -08 57 10.2          18.9 N EO005198
        CK07N030  C2007 07 14.99106 22 31 44.05 -08 57 10.9          18.8 N EO005A13
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.00508 22 31 43.59 -08 57 13.7          18.4 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.00949 22 31 43.40 -08 57 14.4          18.9 N EO005A13
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.01427 22 31 43.22 -08 57 15.1                 EO005204
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.02756 22 31 42.73 -08 57 18.2          18.5 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.04410 22 31 42.10 -08 57 21.3          18.7 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.06326 22 31 41.44 -08 57 25.0          18.5 N EO005204
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.06456 22 31 41.38 -08 57 25.8          18.7 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.06950 22 31 41.23 -08 57 26.2          18.7 N EO005620
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.07694 22 31 40.96 -08 57 28.0          18.5 N EO005620
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.08437 22 31 40.71 -08 57 29.1          18.3 N EO005620
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.09168 22 31 40.40 -08 57 30.8          18.9 N EO005941
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.09346 22 31 40.34 -08 57 31.1          19.0 N EO005941
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.09459 22 31 40.30 -08 57 31.3          19.2 N EO005941
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.09572 22 31 40.26 -08 57 31.5          19.0 N EO005941
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.09799 22 31 40.18 -08 57 32.0          19.1 N EO005941
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.63982 22 31 20.68 -08 59 21.5          19.0 N EO005E12
        CK07N030  C2007 07 15.69642 22 31 18.59 -08 59 33.0          19.1 N EO005E12
        CK07N030  C2007 07 16.44086 22 30 51.38 -09 02 08.8          19.0 N EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 16.44862 22 30 51.08 -09 02 10.4                 EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 16.45359 22 30 50.90 -09 02 11.2                 EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 16.46065 22 30 50.60 -09 02 12.9                 EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.01260 22 30 30.16 -09 04 08.4          18.6 N EO005595
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.01751 22 30 30.03 -09 04 09.8          18.6 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.02579 22 30 29.67 -09 04 11.3          19.0 N EO005595
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.03762 22 30 29.27 -09 04 14.2          18.7 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.05511 22 30 28.61 -09 04 18.2          18.7 N EO005473
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.41181 22 30 15.27 -09 05 33.2          18.8 T EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.41470 22 30 15.04 -09 05 35.3          18.5 N EO005703
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.41895 22 30 14.87 -09 05 35.9          18.5 N EO005703
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.42211 22 30 14.85 -09 05 35.5                 EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.42321 22 30 14.70 -09 05 36.6          18.3 N EO005703
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.42749 22 30 14.62 -09 05 37.6          18.4 N EO005703
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.43148 22 30 14.51 -09 05 37.5                 EO005673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 17.44144 22 30 14.14 -09 05 39.9                 EO005673
    
    Observer details:
    151 Eschenberg Observatory, Winterthur.  Observer M. Griesser.  0.40-m f/5.9
        Hypergraph + CCD.
    198 Wildberg.  Observer R. Apitzsch.  0.35-m f/4.2 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observers L. Buzzi, F. Luppi.  Measurer
        L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector + CCD.
    470 Ceccano.  Observer G. Masi.  0.28-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers L. Donato, M. Gonano, V. Gonano, E. Guido,
        V. Santini, G. Sostero.  0.45-m f/4.4 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observer A. C. Gilmore.  1.0-m f/7.7
        reflector + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observers E. Pettarin, G. Lombardi.  Measurer E. Pettarin.
        0.40-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    620 Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca.  Observers S. Sanchez, R. Stoss,
        J. Nomen.  0.30-m f/9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson.  0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    941 Observatorio Pla D'Arguines.  Observers R. Ferrando, M. Ferrando.
        Measurer R. Ferrando.  0.40-m f/10 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    A13 Observatoire Naef, Marly.  Observer P. Kocher.  0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph
        + CCD.
    A17 Guidestar Observatory, Weinheim.  Observers M. Emmerich, S. Melchert.
        0.36-m f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    D35 Lulin Observatory.  Observers Q.-z. Ye, H.-C. Lin, C.-S. Lin, C.-Y. Shih.
        Measurer Q.-z. Ye.  0.41-m f/8.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    E12 Siding Spring Survey.  Observer G. J. Garradd.  0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt
        + CCD.
    H55 Astronomical Research Observatory, Charleston.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurer H. Devore.  0.81-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
    T 2009 Jan. 7.354 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.18775              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  137.379       -0.932629       -0.360687
                       Node   338.515       -0.338210       +0.863786
    e   1.0            Incl.  178.380       -0.125766       +0.351822
    From 76 observations 2007 July 11-17.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 07 09    22 35.08   -08 38.1    5.703    6.394   129.2     7.1  18.3
    2007 07 19    22 29.24   -09 11.3    5.492    6.307   140.3     5.9  18.2
    2007 07 29    22 22.21   -09 50.8    5.307    6.220   151.7     4.4  18.1
    2007 08 08    22 14.11   -10 35.7    5.153    6.132   163.4     2.7  17.9
    2007 08 18    22 05.17   -11 24.2    5.034    6.043   175.3     0.8  17.8
    2007 08 28    21 55.72   -12 14.2    4.951    5.954   172.6     1.3  17.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-O05
    

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