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  • MPEC 2011-X16 : COMET C/2011 W3 (LOVEJOY)

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    M.P.E.C. 2011-X16                                Issued 2011 Dec. 2, 19:04 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.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2011 W3 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK11W030  C2011 11 27.73470 12 47.6     -51 39               13.0 T EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 27.74030 12 47.8     -51 40                      EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 27.74650 12 47.9     -51 40                      EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 29.72801 13 27.5     -52 18               13.0 T EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 29.72861 13 27.5     -52 18                      EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 29.72907 13 27.5     -52 18                      EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 11 29.72953 13 27.5     -52 18                      EX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.62479 14 07 17.29 -52 03 12.7          16.6 NoEX016474
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.62766 14 07 20.87 -52 03 08.8          17.3 NoEX016474
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.63108 14 07 25.26 -52 03 04.8          17.0 NoEX016474
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.63501 14 07 30.43 -52 02 59.8          16.9 NoEX016474
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.73183 14 09 33.9  -52 00 41            12.0 TrEX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.73229 14 09 34.4  -52 00 44                  rEX016E27
        CK11W030  C2011 12 01.73274 14 09 34.7  -52 00 44                  rEX016E27
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.28166 14 21 13.34 -51 44 53.4          15.5 NuEX016I39
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.28597 14 21 18.76 -51 44 46.0          15.6 NuEX016I39
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.29034 14 21 24.40 -51 44 35.7          15.5 NuEX016I39
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.30243 14 21 39.83 -51 44 12.7          16.8 NuEX016I36
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.30627 14 21 44.62 -51 44 05.5          16.8 NuEX016I36
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.31004 14 21 49.39 -51 43 58.0          16.8 NuEX016I36
        CK11W030 KC2011 12 02.31343 14 21 53.70 -51 43 50.8          16.8 NuEX016I36
        CK11W030 |C2011 12 02.33152 14 22 16.74 -51 43 13.8          18.1 NoEX016807
        CK11W030 |C2011 12 02.33208 14 22 17.44 -51 43 12.9          18.0 NoEX016807
        CK11W030 |C2011 12 02.33279 14 22 18.37 -51 43 10.5          17.6 NoEX016807
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.52731 14 26 24.01 -51 36 12.5          14.5 TrEX016E94
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.54175 14 26 42.10 -51 35 50.1          14.2 TrEX016E94
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.56084 14 27 07.48 -51 34 49.9          15.3 TrEX016E94
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.59508 14 27 50.87 -51 33 38.8          15.8 TrEX016E94
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.60101 14 27 58.33 -51 33 26.4          15.7 TrEX016E94
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74702514 31 02.93 -51 27 44.1          16.9 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74756114 31 03.57 -51 27 42.7          16.9 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74808514 31 04.36 -51 27 41.4          16.6 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74865014 31 05.16 -51 27 39.6          17.0 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74918514 31 05.69 -51 27 38.8          17.1 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.74971314 31 06.35 -51 27 36.2          17.2 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.75024114 31 07.09 -51 27 35.4          16.9 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.75076514 31 07.79 -51 27 34.6          16.7 NoEX016E10
        CK11W030  C2011 12 02.75129014 31 08.27 -51 27 33.7          16.7 NoEX016E10
    
    Observer details:
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observers A. C. Gilmore,
        P. M. Kilmartin.  Measurer P. M. Kilmartin.  1.0-m f/7.7 reflector + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers R. Holmes, T. Linder, V. Hoette.  Measurers
        R. Holmes, T. Linder.  0.41-m f/11 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    E10 Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South.  Observer T. Lister.  2.0-m f/10
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    E27 Thornlands.  Observer T. Lovejoy.  Measurers T. Lovejoy, G. V. Williams.
        0.20-m f/2.1 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    E94 Possum Observatory, Gisborne.  Observer J. Drummond.  0.35-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    I36 Observatorio Los Campitos, Canuelas.  Observer C. Ambrosioni Prosen.
        0.28-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    I39 Observatorio Cruz del Sur, San Justo.  Observer A. Chapman.  0.20-m f/4
        reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)
    T 2011 Dec. 15.99997 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.0058936            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   57.14274     +0.19598427     -0.92474273
                       Node   332.02321     -0.95497993     -0.10442417
    e   1.0            Incl.  135.93558     +0.22271842     +0.36598700
    From 31 observations 2011 Dec. 1-2.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2011 11 02    09 18 52.0 -28 21 01   1.2966  1.3655    71.9    43.7  16.4  17.9
    ...
    2011 11 17    10 32 13.3 -41 19 56   0.9130  1.0327    65.6    60.7  14.4  17.0
    ...
    2011 11 25    12 01 41.5 -49 43 26   0.7615  0.8317    55.0    76.4  13.1  16.7
    ...
    2011 12 01    13 54 01.7 -52 14 24   0.7021  0.6634    42.2    92.4  11.9  16.6
    2011 12 02    14 15 13.0 -51 53 43   0.6987  0.6333    39.8    95.4  11.7  16.6
    2011 12 03    14 36 19.7 -51 17 01   0.6974  0.6025    37.2    98.4  11.5  16.7
    ...
    2011 12 09    16 25 35.5 -42 34 12   0.7416  0.3969    21.1   116.5   9.8  16.9
    ...
    2011 12 17    17 16 31.5 -25 17 41   0.9188  0.1039     4.9   126.5   4.5  15.3
    ...
    2012 01 01    16 46 24.3 -61 33 06   0.5579  0.6926    43.3   103.2  11.6  16.7
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2011 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2011-X16
    

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