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  • MPEC 2013-C31 : COMET C/2012 LP26 (PALOMAR)

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    M.P.E.C. 2013-C31                                Issued 2013 Feb. 8, 00:32 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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                              COMET C/2012 LP26 (PALOMAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK12L26P  C2012 05 23.26397 15 14 18.34 +09 41 41.4          20.6 TrEC031G96
        CK12L26P  C2012 05 23.27281 15 14 18.20 +09 41 41.4          20.7 TrEC031G96
        CK12L26P  C2012 05 23.28161 15 14 18.09 +09 41 42.0          20.8 TrEC031G96
        CK12L26P  C2012 05 23.29046 15 14 17.95 +09 41 42.3          21.1 TrEC031G96
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 10.19446 15 10 04.64 +09 44 33.0          20.8 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 10.25350 15 10 03.89 +09 44 32.0          20.9 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 12.20276 15 09 39.85 +09 43 44.7          20.7 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 12.27449 15 09 38.94 +09 43 42.8          20.9 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 14.22292 15 09 15.80 +09 42 43.0          20.7 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 14.26174 15 09 15.34 +09 42 42.0          20.9 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 14.29371 15 09 14.93 +09 42 40.5          20.7 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 18.29464 15 08 30.44 +09 39 57.0          20.7 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 18.32422 15 08 30.14 +09 39 56.4          21.0 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 26.27778 15 07 14.91 +09 31 58.0          20.5 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 06 26.30763 15 07 14.67 +09 31 55.9          20.7 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 07 16.18263 15 05 36.54 +08 58 42.9          21.1 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2012 07 16.21188 15 05 36.41 +08 58 39.1          20.8 TNEC031I41
        CK12L26P  C2013 02 05.52110 16 23 26.40 +03 20 55.6          20.3 ToEC031691
        CK12L26P  C2013 02 05.53375 16 23 26.63 +03 20 56.4          20.0 ToEC031691
        CK12L26P  C2013 02 05.54637 16 23 26.90 +03 20 57.6          20.1 ToEC031691
        CK12L26P KC2013 02 07.51875 16 24 06.92 +03 24 27.2          20.5 ToEC031291
        CK12L26P KC2013 02 07.52864 16 24 07.11 +03 24 28.3          20.4 ToEC031291
        CK12L26P KC2013 02 07.53852 16 24 07.27 +03 24 29.3                oEC031291
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer J. V. Scotti.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer J. V. Scotti.  0.9-m f/3
        reflector + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer R. A. Kowalski.  Measurers A. Boattini,
        E. J. Christensen, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    I41 Palomar Mountain--PTF.  Measurers A. Waszczak, E. O. Ofek.  1.2-m
        Oschin Schmidt + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 LP26 (Palomar)
    Epoch 2015 Aug. 6.0 TT = JDT 2457240.5
    T 2015 Aug. 16.37981 TT                                 MPC
    q   6.5340892            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0000058      Peri.  145.17071     +0.51136235     +0.83855079
     +/-0.0000769      Node   153.98508     -0.85316087     +0.52161356
    e   1.0000378      Incl.   25.37963     -0.10307798     -0.15732724
    From 23 observations 2012 May 23-2013 Feb. 7, mean residual 0".3.
    
        C/2012 LP26 (Palomar)
    Epoch 2013 Apr. 18.0 TT = JDT 2456400.5
    T 2015 Aug. 17.19880 TT                                 MPC
    q   6.5315960            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.0001071      Peri.  145.20678     +0.51247830     +0.83793797
     +/-0.0000769      Node   154.02653     -0.85249210     +0.52270654
    e   0.9993008      Incl.   25.37560     -0.10306899     -0.15696446
    From 23 observations 2012 May 23-2013 Feb. 7, mean residual 0".3.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 LP26
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2013 01 09    16 12 07.3 +02 49 30   9.5657  8.9998    52.4     5.0  20.9
    ...
    2013 01 24    16 18 43.4 +03 02 32   9.3159  8.9363    64.5     5.7  20.9
    ...
    2013 02 01    16 21 49.8 +03 13 32   9.1724  8.9026    71.1     6.0  20.8
    ...
    2013 02 07    16 23 56.5 +03 23 32   9.0615  8.8773    76.2     6.2  20.8
    2013 02 08    16 24 16.4 +03 25 20   9.0428  8.8731    77.0     6.2  20.8
    2013 02 09    16 24 36.0 +03 27 11   9.0240  8.8689    77.8     6.2  20.8
    ...
    2013 02 15    16 26 25.8 +03 39 02   8.9106  8.8438    82.9     6.4  20.7
    ...
    2013 02 23    16 28 30.8 +03 56 48   8.7583  8.8104    89.8     6.4  20.7
    ...
    2013 03 10    16 31 14.6 +04 35 02   8.4757  8.7480   102.7     6.4  20.6
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-C31
    

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