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  • MPEC 2012-F88 : COMET C/2012 F6 (LEMMON)

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    M.P.E.C. 2012-F88                                Issued 2012 Mar. 26, 01:10 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/2012 F6 (LEMMON)
    
    Observations:
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.20607 10 03 09.28 +24 45 26.4          20.7 TrEF088G96
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.21412 10 03 08.89 +24 45 25.9          20.6 TrEF088G96
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.22222 10 03 08.38 +24 45 25.7          20.6 TrEF088G96
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.23030 10 03 07.95 +24 45 25.8          20.8 TrEF088G96
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.29024 10 03 04.56 +24 45 24.0          20.0 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.29968 10 03 04.03 +24 45 23.8          19.9 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.30493 10 03 03.73 +24 45 23.6          20.1 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 23.31118 10 03 03.38 +24 45 23.4          20.1 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 23.89117 10 02 31.26 +24 45 06.2                uEF088J95
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 23.90805 10 02 30.29 +24 45 06.0          20.1 TuEF088J95
        CK12F060  C2012 03 24.14310 10 02 17.31 +24 44 58.9          20.2 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 24.15111 10 02 16.85 +24 44 58.6          20.0 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 24.15751 10 02 16.49 +24 44 58.3          20.3 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060  C2012 03 24.16713 10 02 15.96 +24 44 58.2          20.1 ToEF088H01
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 24.18282 10 02 15.05 +24 44 57.3          20.1 TuEF088H36
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 24.19618 10 02 14.35 +24 44 56.5          20.3 TuEF088H36
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 24.94288 10 01 33.18 +24 44 31.3                tEF088204
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 24.98941 10 01 30.63 +24 44 29.0          20.0 TtEF088204
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 24.99949 10 01 30.11 +24 44 27.8                uEF088J95
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 25.00902 10 01 29.54 +24 44 27.2                uEF088J95
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 25.01864 10 01 29.02 +24 44 27.4          20.1 TuEF088J95
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 25.19443710 01 19.41 +24 44 21.0          20.2 TrEF088H21
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 25.19795410 01 19.25 +24 44 20.7          20.0 TrEF088H21
        CK12F060 KC2012 03 25.20301410 01 18.96 +24 44 20.8          20.2 TrEF088H21
        CK12F060 |C2012 03 25.34078 10 01 11.67 +24 44 17.2                cEF088H06
        CK12F060 |C2012 03 25.34260 10 01 11.44 +24 44 17.3          20.7 TcEF088H06
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers J. D. Ahern,
        E. C. Beshore, A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    H01 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro.  Observers W. H. Ryan, E. V. Ryan.
        Measurer W. H. Ryan.  2.4-m f/8.9 reflector + CCD.
    H06 RAS Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer H. Sato.  0.51-m f/6.8 astrograph
        + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers L. Buzzi, H. Devore, S. Foglia, T. Vorobjov.  0.81-m f/4.0
        astrograph + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.56-m reflector + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)
    T 2013 Aug. 11.17642 TT                                 MPC
    q   1.7381057            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  281.91623     +0.39965985     +0.75979337
                       Node   325.68417     +0.55521908     -0.64579337
    e   1.0            Incl.  114.54235     -0.72938589     -0.07526591
    From 25 observations 2012 Mar. 23-25.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 F6 (Lemmon)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2012 02 25    10 30 16.9 +24 22 22   5.0139  5.9757   165.1     2.4  21.3
    ...
    2012 03 11    10 15 02.3 +24 43 33   4.9473  5.8496   153.0     4.4  21.1
    ...
    2012 03 19    10 07 08.4 +24 46 27   4.9432  5.7821   144.4     5.7  21.1
    ...
    2012 03 25    10 01 30.2 +24 44 29   4.9531  5.7312   137.8     6.7  21.1
    2012 03 26    10 00 35.7 +24 43 49   4.9558  5.7227   136.7     6.9  21.1
    2012 03 27    09 59 41.8 +24 43 03   4.9587  5.7143   135.6     7.0  21.0
    ...
    2012 04 02    09 54 31.9 +24 36 26   4.9816  5.6633   128.9     7.9  21.0
    ...
    2012 04 10    09 48 19.1 +24 22 31   5.0248  5.5951   120.1     8.9  21.0
    ...
    2012 04 25    09 39 02.9 +23 42 30   5.1348  5.4666   104.0    10.3  20.9
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2012 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2012-F88
    

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