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    M.P.E.C. 2011-F15                                Issued 2011 Mar. 21, 17:00 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.
    
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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
                URL http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2011 F1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK11F010  C2011 03 17.28470 12 20 47.92 +67 07 40.2          18.3 TcEF015704
        CK11F010  C2011 03 17.29586 12 20 47.22 +67 07 41.2          19.3 TcEF015704
        CK11F010  C2011 03 17.30738 12 20 46.53 +67 07 44.9          19.8 TcEF015704
        CK11F010  C2011 03 17.31857 12 20 45.73 +67 07 45.6          19.1 TcEF015704
        CK11F010  C2011 03 17.32994 12 20 45.17 +67 07 46.1          18.9 TcEF015704
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 18.17196 12 19 54.98 +67 09 45.1                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 18.21050 12 19 52.40 +67 09 50.3                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 18.26802 12 19 48.74 +67 09 59.0                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 18.26984 12 19 48.62 +67 09 59.2                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 18.27166 12 19 48.49 +67 09 59.3          18.1 TcEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.41771 12 19 39.37 +67 10 18.7          17.6 TvEF015H15
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.42442 12 19 38.82 +67 10 18.8                vEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.42773 12 19 38.62 +67 10 24.1          18.0 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.43005 12 19 38.77 +67 10 20.3          17.9 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 18.43581 12 19 38.36 +67 10 21.1          17.8 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.43601 12 19 38.29 +67 10 20.8          17.5 TvEF015H15
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.43620 12 19 38.19 +67 10 21.3                vEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.43875 12 19 38.05 +67 10 21.4          17.1 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.43940 12 19 38.11 +67 10 20.1                uEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.44159 12 19 37.90 +67 10 21.5                vEF015H10
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 18.44610 12 19 37.73 +67 10 22.3          17.6 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.44697 12 19 37.61 +67 10 22.7                vEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.44960 12 19 37.51 +67 10 23.2          18.2 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.45385 12 19 37.13 +67 10 23.9          17.3 TvEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.45434 12 19 37.14 +67 10 23.1          17.5 TvEF015H15
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.45466 12 19 37.37 +67 10 23.5          17.9 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 18.45639 12 19 37.12 +67 10 24.6          17.4 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010 %C2011 03 18.46047 12 19 36.93 +67 10 24.3          18.2 ToEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.46607 12 19 36.53 +67 10 24.8          17.5 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 %C2011 03 18.46894 12 19 36.40 +67 10 25.0          18.2 ToEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.47270 12 19 35.98 +67 10 25.8          17.3 TvEF015H15
        CK11F010 %C2011 03 18.47298 12 19 36.18 +67 10 25.5          18.1 ToEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.47783 12 19 35.78 +67 10 26.3          17.4 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 18.48889 12 19 35.08 +67 10 28.0          17.7 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.79660 12 19 16.90 +67 11 08.9          17.9 TcEF015213
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.80783 12 19 16.15 +67 11 10.4          18.0 TcEF015213
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.81058 12 19 15.86 +67 11 10.0                uEF015J95
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.81407 12 19 15.77 +67 11 11.6          18.1 TcEF015213
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.81684 12 19 15.56 +67 11 10.7                uEF015J95
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 18.83040 12 19 14.71 +67 11 12.8          17.9 TuEF015J95
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.07302 12 18 59.84 +67 11 44.9          17.9 TuEF015J18
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.10341 12 18 57.89 +67 11 48.6          17.9 TuEF015J18
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.13376 12 18 56.00 +67 11 52.4          18.0 TuEF015J18
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 19.44727 12 18 36.84 +67 12 31.7          17.9 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 19.45480 12 18 36.49 +67 12 33.4          17.7 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010 *C2011 03 19.46233 12 18 35.98 +67 12 34.2          17.4 TuEF015H06
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.48199 12 18 34.77 +67 12 36.1          17.0 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.48682 12 18 34.43 +67 12 37.1          17.0 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.49163 12 18 34.02 +67 12 37.5          17.0 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.49715 12 18 33.69 +67 12 39.0          17.3 TuEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.79163312 18 16.08 +67 13 14.5          18.0 TuEF015198
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.79421212 18 15.94 +67 13 14.7          18.0 TuEF015198
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.79764012 18 15.72 +67 13 15.1          17.9 TuEF015198
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.80302712 18 15.43 +67 13 15.5          18.0 TuEF015198
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.81414 12 18 14.94 +67 13 16.2          17.4 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.82928 12 18 14.06 +67 13 18.2          17.5 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.84228 12 18 13.30 +67 13 19.9          17.5 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.84942 12 18 12.58 +67 13 21.5          17.2 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.85334 12 18 12.39 +67 13 21.7          18.1 TuEF015510
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.86243 12 18 11.80 +67 13 22.4          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.86816 12 18 11.48 +67 13 23.5          18.2 TuEF015510
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.87546 12 18 11.00 +67 13 24.5          17.2 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.87935 12 18 10.73 +67 13 24.5          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.88296 12 18 10.47 +67 13 25.4          18.1 TuEF015510
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.88802 12 18 10.26 +67 13 26.5          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.89778 12 18 09.65 +67 13 27.0          18.2 TuEF015510
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.90317 12 18 09.34 +67 13 28.6          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.90968 12 18 08.98 +67 13 28.5          17.3 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.91032 12 18 08.82 +67 13 28.7          17.7 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.91347 12 18 08.72 +67 13 28.6          17.3 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.91828 12 18 08.35 +67 13 29.6                uEF015J95
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.92214 12 18 08.16 +67 13 29.4          17.5 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.92773 12 18 07.83 +67 13 30.7                uEF015J95
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.93299 12 18 07.45 +67 13 31.7          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.93752 12 18 07.25 +67 13 32.1          17.9 TuEF015J95
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.93940 12 18 07.02 +67 13 32.4          17.6 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010  C2011 03 19.94383 12 18 06.80 +67 13 32.6          17.2 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.94683 12 18 06.54 +67 13 33.0          17.4 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 19.98125 12 18 04.43 +67 13 37.5          17.7 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.35550 12 17 41.68 +67 14 21.0          17.9 TuEF015H11
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.35872 12 17 41.40 +67 14 22.0          18.0 TuEF015H11
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.36544 12 17 41.01 +67 14 23.4          17.4 TuEF015H11
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 20.40252 12 17 38.58 +67 14 27.3                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 20.40524 12 17 38.41 +67 14 27.5                cEF015H06
        CK11F010 |C2011 03 20.40796 12 17 38.27 +67 14 27.9          18.1 TcEF015H06
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.61447 12 17 25.80 +67 14 50.0          17.8 TuEF015C42
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.62773 12 17 25.01 +67 14 52.2          18.0 TuEF015C42
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.63947 12 17 24.26 +67 14 53.7          18.1 TuEF015C42
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.75982 12 17 16.91 +67 15 07.0          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76131 12 17 16.78 +67 15 07.1          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76279 12 17 16.70 +67 15 07.2          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76428 12 17 16.60 +67 15 07.3          18.0 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76577 12 17 16.53 +67 15 07.9          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76725 12 17 16.44 +67 15 07.9          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.76874 12 17 16.30 +67 15 08.2          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.77022 12 17 16.22 +67 15 08.2          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.77171 12 17 16.14 +67 15 08.4          18.2 TuEF015118
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.77320 12 17 16.05 +67 15 08.5          18.1 TuEF015118
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.79995 12 17 14.38 +67 15 11.4          18.3 TuEF015510
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.80855 12 17 13.89 +67 15 12.3          17.9 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.81476 12 17 13.50 +67 15 12.9          18.2 TuEF015510
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.82756 12 17 12.89 +67 15 15.3          17.2 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.82904 12 17 12.66 +67 15 15.1                vEF015204
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.82957 12 17 12.58 +67 15 14.8          18.0 TuEF015510
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.82971 12 17 12.64 +67 15 15.4          17.7 ToEF015C44
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.83106 12 17 12.48 +67 15 14.8          17.8 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.83415 12 17 12.29 +67 15 16.0          17.8 ToEF015C44
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.83624 12 17 12.19 +67 15 15.4          17.1 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.83848 12 17 12.05 +67 15 16.4          17.7 ToEF015C44
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.84072 12 17 11.92 +67 15 16.4          17.8 TvEF015204
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.84127 12 17 11.75 +67 15 15.6          17.9 TuEF015595
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.84328 12 17 11.73 +67 15 16.8          17.6 ToEF015C44
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.84439 12 17 11.66 +67 15 16.5          18.3 TuEF015510
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.84926 12 17 11.38 +67 15 17.2          17.9 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.85142 12 17 11.24 +67 15 18.1          17.4 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.85305 12 17 11.04 +67 15 17.5          18.2 TuEF015595
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.85442 12 17 11.11 +67 15 18.0                vEF015204
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.86444 12 17 10.47 +67 15 19.3          17.3 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.87057 12 17 10.10 +67 15 19.3          18.1 TuEF015A13
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.87072 12 17 10.04 +67 15 19.7          17.9 TuEF015B86
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.87906 12 17 09.59 +67 15 20.7          17.4 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.88876 12 17 08.96 +67 15 21.5                uEF015J95
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.89208 12 17 08.79 +67 15 22.4          17.3 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.90076 12 17 08.22 +67 15 22.1          17.5 TuEF015B96
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.90834 12 17 07.72 +67 15 23.6          18.0 TuEF015A13
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.90916 12 17 07.67 +67 15 24.0                uEF015J95
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 20.92949 12 17 06.44 +67 15 26.2          18.0 TuEF015J95
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.97986 12 17 03.35 +67 15 32.0          18.0 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.98531 12 17 02.97 +67 15 32.9          17.9 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 20.99074 12 17 02.57 +67 15 33.0          17.8 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.00108 12 17 02.08 +67 15 34.4          18.2 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.00578 12 17 01.59 +67 15 34.9          17.9 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.00659 12 17 01.57 +67 15 35.2          17.9 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.00940 12 17 01.44 +67 15 35.5          18.1 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.01201 12 17 01.38 +67 15 36.1          18.0 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.01303 12 17 01.30 +67 15 35.9          18.2 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.01742 12 17 00.89 +67 15 35.9          18.0 TvEF015I93
        CK11F010 IC2011 03 21.04633 12 16 58.98 +67 15 38.7                vEF015I93
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.13617 12 16 53.62 +67 15 49.5          18.6 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.13979 12 16 53.36 +67 15 49.3          18.2 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.14341 12 16 53.09 +67 15 49.2          18.3 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.14703 12 16 52.91 +67 15 50.0          18.4 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010  C2011 03 21.15065 12 16 52.79 +67 15 50.7          18.2 TcEF015B82
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 21.32782 12 16 41.75 +67 16 10.7          17.0 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 21.32980 12 16 41.58 +67 16 10.3          17.0 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 21.38258 12 16 38.33 +67 16 15.2          17.2 ToEF015H10
        CK11F010 KC2011 03 21.39681 12 16 37.58 +67 16 17.0          17.2 ToEF015H10
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observer L. Kornos.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    198 Wildberg.  Observer R. Apitzsch.  0.35-m f/4.2 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.38-m f/6.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain.
    510 Siegen.  Observers M. Jung, H. Bill.  Measurer H. Bill.  0.43-m f/4.5
        reflector + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observers F. Fabris, E. Pettarin, F. Piani.  Measurer
        F. Piani.  0.40-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, G. Spitz,
        R. Brungard, J. Paige, P. Festler, T. McVey, A. Valdivia.  1.0-m f/2.15
        reflector + CCD.
    A13 Observatoire Naef, Marly.  Observer P. Kocher.  0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph
        + CCD.
    B82 Maidbronn.  Observer B. Haeusler.  0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    B86 Sternwarte Hagen.  Observers D. Hesse, L. Kahmen, C. Hume, M. Klein.
        0.50-m f/3.0 Deltagraph + CCD.
    B96 Brixiis Observatory, Kruibeke.  Observer E. Bryssinck.  0.4-m f/3.8
        astrograph + CCD.
    C42 Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan.  Observers X. Gao, M.-T. Hui.  Measurer
        M.-T. Hui.  0.36-m f/6.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    C44 A. Volta Observatory, Lanzo d'Intelvi.  Observer F. Tozzi.  0.35-m f/6.2
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H06 RAS Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers H. Sato, E. Guido, G. Sostero,
        R. Ligustri.  0.25-m f/3.3 reflector + CCD, 0.51-m f/6.9 reflector + CCD.
    H10 Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers D. Chestnov, A. Novichonok,
        G. Sostero, E. Guido, E. Bryssinck, L. Buzzi, P. Concari, S. Foglia,
        G. Galli, M. Tombelli.  0.18-m f/7.3 refractor + CCD, 0.21-m f/7.9
        refractor + CCD, 0.35-m f/3.8  Maksutov-Newtonian + CCD.
    H11 LightBuckets Observatory, Rodeo.  Observer E. Bryssinck.  0.61-m f/8
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H15 ISON-NM Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers L. Elenin, I. Molotov.  Measurer
        L. Elenin.  0.45-m f/2.8 astrograph + CCD.
    I93 St Pardon de Conques.  Observer F. Losse.  0.40-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    J18 Dingle Observatory, Montgomery.  Observer R. Banks.  0.4-m f/3.8
        astrograph + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2011 F1 (LINEAR)
    T 2013 Jan. 21.66077 TT                                 MPC
    q   1.6175453            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  197.23276     +0.08183604     +0.54504327
                       Node    85.22121     -0.78695739     +0.54906389
    e   1.0            Incl.   56.85768     -0.61155616     -0.63360609
    From 145 observations 2011 Mar. 17-21.  Preliminary elements.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2011 F1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2011 02 19    12 42 26.1 +65 15 38   6.8695  7.4148   120.1     6.6  17.9
    ...
    2011 03 06    12 31 24.3 +66 30 39   6.7834  7.2960   117.6     6.9  17.8
    ...
    2011 03 14    12 24 02.1 +66 58 51   6.7523  7.2323   115.2     7.1  17.7
    ...
    2011 03 20    12 18 03.4 +67 13 39   6.7351  7.1844   113.1     7.3  17.7
    2011 03 21    12 17 02.1 +67 15 34   6.7327  7.1764   112.7     7.4  17.7
    2011 03 22    12 16 00.4 +67 17 19   6.7305  7.1684   112.3     7.4  17.7
    ...
    2011 03 28    12 09 46.5 +67 24 21   6.7196  7.1204   109.8     7.6  17.7
    ...
    2011 04 05    12 01 30.5 +67 24 22   6.7115  7.0562   106.2     7.8  17.6
    ...
    2011 04 20    11 47 26.7 +66 56 27   6.7119  6.9352    98.7     8.2  17.5
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2011 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2011-F15
    

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