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    M.P.E.C. 2012-V58                                Issued 2012 Nov. 8, 19:59 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 V2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK12V020  C2012 10 30.53183 21 18 12.65 +72 34 20.8          18.1 ToEV058D54
        CK12V020  C2012 10 30.56420 21 18 13.79 +72 33 56.9          18.2 ToEV058D54
        CK12V020  C2012 11 05.08380 21 20 00.17 +71 27 19.3          19.0 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 05.09852 21 20 00.52 +71 27 07.6          18.9 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 05.11311 21 20 00.79 +71 26 57.3          18.7 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 05.12782 21 20 01.02 +71 26 45.4          19.5 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.13316 21 20 31.16 +71 14 17.9          19.1 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.14767 21 20 31.59 +71 14 07.2          18.2 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.16219 21 20 31.99 +71 13 55.3          18.6 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.17688 21 20 32.28 +71 13 44.2          18.8 TcEV058704
        CK12V020 HC2012 11 06.18764 21 20 32.31 +71 13 36.3          18.3 ToEV058291
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.19142 21 20 32.60 +71 13 33.0          19.0 TcEV058704
        CK12V020 HC2012 11 06.20279 21 20 32.77 +71 13 24.8          18.3 ToEV058291
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.21852 21 20 33.73 +71 13 13.4          18.2 ToEV058G48
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.22410 21 20 33.74 +71 13 08.9          18.4 ToEV058G48
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.22667 21 20 33.70 +71 13 06.5          18.1 ToEV058G48
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.22973 21 20 33.83 +71 13 03.8          18.1 ToEV058G48
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.43442 21 20 40.65 +71 10 31.2          17.5 TuEV058900
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44334 21 20 40.86 +71 10 24.8          18.1 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44429 21 20 40.98 +71 10 23.2          18.0 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44524 21 20 40.98 +71 10 23.3          17.9 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44619 21 20 41.08 +71 10 22.4          18.0 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44713 21 20 41.05 +71 10 21.6          18.1 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44808 21 20 41.23 +71 10 20.5          18.1 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44903 21 20 41.09 +71 10 19.6          18.0 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.44997 21 20 41.19 +71 10 19.7          18.1 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.45092 21 20 41.14 +71 10 19.2          18.2 ToEV058300
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.46197 21 20 41.49 +71 10 10.5          16.9 TuEV058900
        CK12V020  C2012 11 06.48526 21 20 42.13 +71 09 53.1          17.9 TuEV058900
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.75631 21 20 51.34 +71 06 29.1          17.3 TuEV058958
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.76822 21 20 51.55 +71 06 19.9          17.1 TuEV058958
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.78015 21 20 51.94 +71 06 11.7          17.2 TuEV058958
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.90828 21 20 56.14 +71 04 33.6          17.2 TuEV058595
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.92066 21 20 56.55 +71 04 23.7          17.5 TuEV058595
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 06.93302 21 20 56.89 +71 04 14.4          17.2 TuEV058595
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.05842 21 21 01.45 +71 02 43.1          18.2 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.07299 21 21 02.11 +71 02 30.5          19.2 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.08787 21 21 02.74 +71 02 20.2          19.2 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.10251 21 21 02.86 +71 02 09.0          18.6 TcEV058704
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.11743 21 21 03.31 +71 01 58.1          18.6 TcEV058704
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.12061 21 21 03.36 +71 01 55.9          17.8 TvEV058G68
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.14541 21 21 04.01 +71 01 37.1          17.1 ToEV058H01
        CK12V020 |C2012 11 07.15327 21 21 04.50 +71 01 30.9                cEV058H06
        CK12V020 |C2012 11 07.15495 21 21 04.64 +71 01 29.6                cEV058H06
        CK12V020 |C2012 11 07.15661 21 21 04.65 +71 01 28.3                cEV058H06
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.15769 21 21 04.85 +71 01 26.9          17.4 TrEV058718
        CK12V020 |C2012 11 07.15828 21 21 04.68 +71 01 27.0          16.9 TcEV058H06
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.15842 21 21 04.42 +71 01 27.1          17.0 ToEV058H01
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.16205 21 21 04.78 +71 01 24.5          17.7 TvEV058G68
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.16264 21 21 04.70 +71 01 22.7          17.6 TrEV058718
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.16426 21 21 04.62 +71 01 22.7          17.1 ToEV058H01
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.16759 21 21 04.96 +71 01 19.9          17.5 TrEV058718
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.17004 21 21 04.92 +71 01 17.7          17.4 TrEV058718
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.17925 21 21 05.11 +71 01 11.3          17.0 ToEV058H01
        CK12V020 *C2012 11 07.23703 21 21 07.28 +71 00 26.7          17.3 TqEV058H06
        CK12V020 *C2012 11 07.24441 21 21 07.39 +71 00 21.3          17.3 TqEV058H06
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.75701 21 21 25.82 +70 53 54.4          18.1 TuEV058235
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.77222 21 21 26.28 +70 53 42.1          17.8 T EV058C91
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.78049 21 21 26.58 +70 53 36.9          18.0 TuEV058235
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.78194 21 21 26.69 +70 53 35.8          17.8 T EV058C91
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.78472 21 21 27.09 +70 53 32.6          17.8 T EV058C91
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.80344 21 21 27.73 +70 53 18.8          17.4 ToEV058473
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.80875 21 21 27.91 +70 53 14.7          17.7 ToEV058473
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.81318 21 21 28.05 +70 53 11.6          17.5 ToEV058473
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.86022 21 21 29.53 +70 52 36.0          17.3 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.86309 21 21 29.62 +70 52 33.8          17.3 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.86596 21 21 29.71 +70 52 31.5          17.5 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.86755 21 21 29.83 +70 52 30.1          17.5 TqEV058C44
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.86883 21 21 29.81 +70 52 28.8          17.5 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.87170 21 21 29.92 +70 52 27.1          17.4 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.87241 21 21 29.96 +70 52 26.7          17.4 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.87313 21 21 30.00 +70 52 26.0          17.5 TcEV058A24
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.87978 21 21 30.24 +70 52 20.2          17.1 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.88169 21 21 30.36 +70 52 19.3          17.5 TqEV058C44
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.88334 21 21 30.28 +70 52 17.6          17.8 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.88691 21 21 30.50 +70 52 14.8          17.3 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.89047 21 21 30.81 +70 52 11.8          17.8 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.89358 21 21 30.74 +70 52 10.1          17.5 TqEV058C44
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.89404 21 21 30.72 +70 52 08.7          17.9 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.89645 21 21 30.74 +70 52 08.0          18.3 TvEV058470
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.89760 21 21 30.78 +70 52 06.7          17.9 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.89867 21 21 30.82 +70 52 06.0          18.2 TvEV058470
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.89978 21 21 30.85 +70 52 05.4          18.3 TvEV058470
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.90117 21 21 30.93 +70 52 02.7          17.8 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.90473 21 21 31.26 +70 52 00.1          18.3 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.91188 21 21 31.27 +70 51 55.1          17.4 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.91544 21 21 31.54 +70 51 54.3          18.0 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020  C2012 11 07.91900 21 21 31.63 +70 51 50.1          17.8 TuEV058A71
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.92303 21 21 31.77 +70 51 47.4          17.1 TtEV058204
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.93074 21 21 32.05 +70 51 41.6                tEV058204
        CK12V020 KC2012 11 07.93845 21 21 32.29 +70 51 35.7                tEV058204
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.04953121 21 36.66 +70 50 13.4          17.8 TtEV058711
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.05093721 21 36.72 +70 50 12.3          17.8 TtEV058711
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.05232121 21 36.75 +70 50 11.3          17.8 TtEV058711
        CK12V020 `C2012 11 08.07459 21 21 37.55 +70 49 54.3          17.0 TtEV058H06
        CK12V020 `C2012 11 08.07826 21 21 37.68 +70 49 51.9          16.7 TtEV058H06
        CK12V020 `C2012 11 08.08193 21 21 37.93 +70 49 48.8          16.8 TtEV058H06
        CK12V020 `C2012 11 08.08560 21 21 37.79 +70 49 46.3          18.5 TtEV058H06
        CK12V020 `C2012 11 08.08927 21 21 37.91 +70 49 43.3          16.5 TtEV058H06
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.09092 21 21 38.61 +70 49 42.5          17.5 TrEV058718
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.10083 21 21 38.96 +70 49 34.0          17.4 TrEV058718
        CK12V020  C2012 11 08.10388 21 21 38.92 +70 49 31.3          17.4 TrEV058718
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.38-m f/6.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    235 CAST Observatory, Talmassons.  Observer R. Ligustri.  0.35-m f/6 reflector
        + CCD.
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer T. H. Bressi.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    300 Bisei Spaceguard Center--BATTeRS.  Observers S. Urakawa, K. Nishiyama.
        0.5-m f/2.0 reflector + CCD.
    470 Ceccano.  Observers G. Masi, F. Nocentini.  Measurers G. Masi, U. Masi.
        0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers L. Donato, E. Guido, G. Sostero, M. Travagini.
        0.45-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observer E. Pettarin.  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, C. Gall.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    711 McDonald Observatory.  Observer T. Lister.  1.0-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien
        + CCD.
    718 Wiggins Observatory, Tooele.  Observer P. Wiggins.  0.35-m f/5.5
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    958 Observatoire de Dax.  Observers P. Dupouy, J. B. de Vanssay.  Measurer
        P. Dupouy.  0.43-m f/3.5 reflector + CCD.
    A24 New Millennium Observatory, Mozzate.  Observer E. Cozzi.  0.36-m f/11
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A71 Stixendorf.  Observers M. Jaeger, E. Prosperi, S. Prosperi, W. Vollmann.
        Measurer W. Vollmann.  0.20-m f/2.8 reflector + CCD.
    C44 A. Volta Observatory, Lanzo d'Intelvi.  Observer F. Tozzi.  0.40-m f/3.5
        reflector + CCD.
    C91 Montevenere Observatory, Monzuno.  Observers M. Brusa, L. Sempio.  0.30-m
        f/4.9 reflector + CCD.
    D54 MASTER-II Observatory, Blagoveshchensk.  Observers P. Balanutsa,
        S. Shurpakov, V. Lipunov, N. Tiurina, E. Gorbovskoy, A. Belinski,
        N. Shatskiy, V. Chazov, A. Kuznetsov, D. Zimnukhov, V. Yurkov,
        Y. Sergienko, D. Varda, E. Sinyakov, V. Shumkov.  Measurers D. Denisenko,
        A. Koksin, M. Amosov, V. Krushinsky, I. Zalozhnih, K. Ivanov, S. Yazev,
        N. Budnev, E. Konstantinov, O. Chuvalaev, O. Gress, A. Bourdanov,
        A. Parkhomenko, A. Tlatov, D. Dormidontov, V. Senik.  0.4-m f/2.5
        reflector + CCD.
    G48 Doc Greiner Research Obs., Rancho Hildalgo.  Observer M. Mills.  0.40-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    G68 Sierra Stars Observatory, Markleeville.  Observer P. Camilleri.  0.61-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 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers R. Ligustri, H. Sato,
        E. Bryssinck.  0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer, 0.50-m
        f/4.5 reflector + CCD, 0.51-m f/4.5 astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 V2 (LINEAR)
    T 2013 Aug. 18.22544 TT                                 MPC
    q   1.4496366            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  217.77792     -0.11839137     -0.38858404
                       Node   261.69329     +0.97374642     -0.22562118
    e   1.0            Incl.   67.43784     -0.19442579     -0.89336304
    From 101 observations 2012 Oct. 30-Nov. 8.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 V2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2012 10 09    21 30 00.6 +76 11 25   3.7430  4.1095   104.6    13.6  18.0
    ...
    2012 10 24    21 18 27.2 +73 48 19   3.5568  3.9641   107.0    13.9  17.7
    ...
    2012 11 01    21 18 31.9 +72 16 56   3.4669  3.8861   107.7    14.1  17.6
    ...
    2012 11 07    21 20 59.5 +71 03 26   3.4042  3.8274   107.9    14.3  17.5
    2012 11 08    21 21 34.9 +70 50 50   3.3942  3.8176   107.9    14.3  17.5
    2012 11 09    21 22 13.2 +70 38 08   3.3843  3.8078   107.9    14.3  17.5
    ...
    2012 11 15    21 27 01.0 +69 20 22   3.3275  3.7488   107.7    14.6  17.3
    ...
    2012 11 23    21 35 41.8 +67 33 20   3.2589  3.6699   106.9    14.9  17.2
    ...
    2012 12 08    21 57 29.3 +64 07 24   3.1530  3.5213   103.9    15.8  17.0
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2012 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2012-V58
    

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