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    M.P.E.C. 2008-C02                                Issued 2008 Feb. 1, 19:17 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 P/2007 VQ11 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 09.37089 04 09 02.37 +02 49 47.1          18.8 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 09.37749 04 09 02.12 +02 49 44.4          18.8 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 09.38404 04 09 01.87 +02 49 41.3          18.5 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 09.39057 04 09 01.76 +02 49 39.3          19.0 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 18.32937 04 04 15.01 +02 08 49.0          18.9 N EC002699
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 18.34540 04 04 14.33 +02 08 44.8          19.1 N EC002699
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 18.36144 04 04 13.82 +02 08 41.0          18.6 N EC002699
        PK07V11Q  C2007 11 18.37748 04 04 13.29 +02 08 36.5          19.0 N EC002699
        PK07V11Q  C2007 12 05.25095 03 54 24.15 +01 26 06.2          18.2 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 12 05.25744 03 54 23.86 +01 26 06.2          18.1 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 12 05.26397 03 54 23.61 +01 26 06.4          18.2 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2007 12 05.27049 03 54 23.40 +01 26 06.1          18.1 N EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.10347 03 53 25.90 +05 13 44.4          18.4 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.10897 03 53 26.08 +05 13 48.3          18.4 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.11441 03 53 26.26 +05 13 50.7          18.3 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.11983 03 53 26.48 +05 13 52.6          18.8 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.14433 03 53 27.27 +05 14 02.9          18.2 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.15013 03 53 27.49 +05 14 06.0          18.1 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.15595 03 53 27.74 +05 14 07.5          17.6 T EC002703
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.18935 03 53 28.89 +05 14 21.3          19.0 T EC002673
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.20336 03 53 29.40 +05 14 27.4                 EC002673
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.21065 03 53 29.68 +05 14 30.8                 EC002673
        PK07V11Q  C2008 02 01.23148 03 53 30.45 +05 14 40.2                 EC002673
    
    Observer details:
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observers S. A. Karcz.  Measurer B. W. Koehn.
        0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observers S. M. Larson, R. E. Hill, A. Boattini.
        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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2007 VQ11 (CATALINA)
    Epoch 2008 Feb. 24.0 TT = JDT 2454520.5
    T 2008 Feb. 13.55683 TT                                 MPC
    q   2.6938084            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.07833425     Peri.  277.65290     +0.13790407     -0.98870872
    a   5.4096387      Node   164.05741     +0.97189635     +0.12368123
    e   0.5020354      Incl.   12.32491     +0.19078773     +0.08460513
    P  12.58
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    071103 703  0.1-  0.5-    071109 703  0.2+  1.0-    080201 703  0.6+  0.7+
    071103 703  0.4-  0.1+    071118 699  0.8+  0.4+    080201 703  1.0+  0.3+
    071103 703  0.6-  0.8+    071118 699  0.7-  0.0     080201 703  0.4-  0.1+
    071103 703  0.8-  0.4+    071118 699  0.3+  0.1+    080201 703  0.3-  0.7+
    071106 D29  0.5+  0.1-    071118 699  1.0+  0.6-    080201 703  0.3+  0.3-
    071106 D29  1.2+  0.1-    071205 703  0.6+  0.4-    080201 673  1.0-  0.7-
    071106 D29  0.5+  0.2-    071205 703  0.4-  0.1-    080201 673  0.9-  0.6-
    071106 D29  0.3+  0.5+    071205 703  0.7-  0.5+    080201 673  0.7-  0.4-
    071109 703  0.3+  0.8+    071205 703  0.4-  0.6+    080201 673  0.5-  0.1+
    071109 703  0.4-  0.1+    080201 703  1.1+  0.9-
    071109 703  1.2-  1.0-    080201 703  0.9+  0.7+
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 01 25    03 49.55   +04 24.3    2.183    2.698   111.1    19.9  18.0
    2008 02 04    03 55.32   +05 34.7    2.296    2.695   103.0    20.9  18.1
    2008 02 14    04 03.16   +06 48.9    2.415    2.694    95.4    21.4  18.2
    2008 02 24    04 12.84   +08 04.1    2.539    2.695    88.2    21.5  18.3
    2008 03 05    04 24.12   +09 17.8    2.663    2.698    81.3    21.3  18.4
    2008 03 15    04 36.81   +10 28.1    2.788    2.703    74.8    20.8  18.5
    2008 03 25    04 50.69   +11 33.3    2.912    2.710    68.5    20.0  18.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-C02
    

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