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    M.P.E.C. 2008-S49                                Issued 2008 Sept. 24, 23:03 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/1999 X3 = 2004 E2 = 2008 K10 (SOHO)
    
    Orbital elements:
    Epoch 1999 Dec. 8.0 TT = JDT 2451520.5
    T 1999 Dec. 12.87853 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.0521614            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.23172277     Peri.  353.23661     +0.73305747     +0.67730725
    a   2.6251668      Node   323.87398     -0.61898577     +0.62634671
    e   0.9801303      Incl.    6.06612     -0.28192792     +0.38593352
    P   4.25
    
    Epoch 2004 Mar. 16.0 TT = JDT 2453080.5
    T 2004 Mar. 12.32618 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.0483604            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.23351099     Peri.  353.56736     +0.73467262     +0.67537206
    a   2.6117473      Node   323.67914     -0.61750540     +0.62647413
    e   0.9814835      Incl.    6.22786     -0.28096835     +0.38910506
    P   4.22
    
    Epoch 2008 May 14.0 TT = JDT 2454600.5
    T 2008 May 31.33408 TT                                  MPC
    q   0.0479745            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.23367861     Peri.  353.61105     +0.73490648     +0.67508380
    a   2.6104982      Node   323.65507     -0.61728231     +0.62643006
    e   0.9816225      Incl.    6.25871     -0.28084695     +0.38967581
    P   4.22
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    991212 249  4.7-  6.0- Y  040312 249  3.8-  3.5+ Y  080530 249  0.5+  1.7- Y
    991212 249  1.3+  6.4+ Y  040312 249  9.8+ 12.9+ Y  080530 249  0.2-  0.2+ Y
    991212 249 10.5-  4.5+ Y  040312 249 19.9- 14.8- Y  080530 249  0.7+  0.5- Y
    991212 249  7.3-  1.2+ Y  040312 249  0.8- 12.6- Y  080530 249  0.4+  0.6- Y
    991212 249  2.3-  3.2+ Y  040312 249 10.4+  5.6- Y  080530 249  2.9+  4.5- Y
    991212 249  9.6-  8.4+ Y  040312 249 13.0+ 16.5+ Y  080531 249  2.1+  4.4- Y
    991212 249  3.4-  2.3+ Y  040312 249  4.3-  2.3+ Y  080531 249  4.7-  1.5+ Y
    991212 249  6.1+  5.4- Y  080530 249  7.7-  3.6+ Y  080531 249  0.7+  0.5- Y
    991212 249 12.7-  0.9+ Y  080530 249  2.2+  5.3+ Y
    040312 249(44.9- 31.2-)Y  080530 249  3.3+  4.8- Y
    
         The identification is by R. Kracht.  The observations, all obtained with
    the LASCO C2 coronagraph, are on MPEC 2006-L20, 2004-M42 and 2008-O16.  The
    The object passed 0.058 AU from the earth on 2000 Jan. 13, 0.032 AU from
    Mars on 2004 May 19 and 1.17 AU from Jupiter on 2003 Feb. 1.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-S49
    

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