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    M.P.E.C. 2013-Q02                                Issued 2013 Aug. 16, 18:20 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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                URL http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2013 P3 (PALOMAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK13P030  C2013 08 08.37622 23 25 03.06 +29 13 26.9          19.2 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 08.43213 23 25 01.98 +29 13 17.9          19.0 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 08.46982 23 25 01.25 +29 13 11.6          19.1 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 09.43034 23 24 43.02 +29 10 31.4          18.9 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 09.46832 23 24 42.25 +29 10 25.0          19.2 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 10.36994 23 24 24.90 +29 07 50.2          19.2 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 10.43030 23 24 23.70 +29 07 39.9          19.2 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 10.46666 23 24 22.98 +29 07 33.6          19.2 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.36885 23 24 05.33 +29 04 53.8          19.0 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.38044823 24 05.08 +29 04 51.7          19.4 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.38410223 24 05.01 +29 04 51.1          19.4 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.38774823 24 04.93 +29 04 50.5          19.5 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.39139023 24 04.86 +29 04 50.0          19.4 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.39502923 24 04.78 +29 04 49.2          19.3 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.42625 23 24 04.16 +29 04 43.6          18.9 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030  C2013 08 11.46253 23 24 03.43 +29 04 37.1          19.0 TNEQ002I41
        CK13P030 1C2013 08 11.90689 23 23 54.69 +29 03 15.8          18.6 TuEQ002I89
        CK13P030 1C2013 08 11.92182 23 23 54.39 +29 03 13.8          18.7 TuEQ002I89
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.02285 23 23 52.39 +29 02 54.7          19.5 TqEQ002104
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.04813 23 23 51.85 +29 02 50.7          19.1 TqEQ002104
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.07028 23 23 51.38 +29 02 47.0          19.3 TqEQ002104
        CK13P030 6C2013 08 12.09981 23 23 50.80 +29 02 41.2                cEQ002I89
        CK13P030 6C2013 08 12.10251 23 23 50.73 +29 02 40.9                cEQ002I89
        CK13P030 6C2013 08 12.10521 23 23 50.64 +29 02 40.4          19.5 TcEQ002I89
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.11869 23 23 50.48 +29 02 39.3          19.5 TqEQ002Y00
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.12571 23 23 50.35 +29 02 37.8          19.6 TqEQ002Y00
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.13352 23 23 50.17 +29 02 36.5          18.8 TqEQ002Y00
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.38595623 23 45.06 +29 01 48.8          19.8 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.40054023 23 44.76 +29 01 46.2          19.8 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.41512423 23 44.47 +29 01 43.5          19.9 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.66059 23 23 39.54 +29 00 57.7          18.9 ToEQ002300
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.66552 23 23 39.43 +29 00 56.8          18.9 ToEQ002300
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.67047 23 23 39.36 +29 00 55.8          18.9 ToEQ002300
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.67540 23 23 39.24 +29 00 55.5          19.0 ToEQ002300
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.69473 23 23 38.84 +29 00 51.6          19.0 TqEQ002900
        CK13P030  C2013 08 12.70188 23 23 38.68 +29 00 51.0          19.3 TqEQ002900
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.87683 23 23 35.19 +29 00 18.2          19.7 TqEQ002C77
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.90669 23 23 34.63 +29 00 11.8          19.6 TqEQ002C77
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 12.98220 23 23 33.10 +28 59 57.9          19.6 TqEQ002595
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.01228 23 23 32.49 +28 59 51.8                qEQ002595
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.03887 23 23 31.93 +28 59 47.3          19.1 TqEQ002203
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.05192 23 23 31.64 +28 59 44.3                tEQ002204
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.06059 23 23 31.48 +28 59 42.6          19.2 TqEQ002203
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.06175 23 23 31.44 +28 59 42.9                tEQ002204
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 13.07104 23 23 31.25 +28 59 41.0          18.8 TtEQ002204
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.28030023 23 06.61 +28 55 49.8          19.9 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.28395123 23 06.55 +28 55 49.4          20.0 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.28759223 23 06.47 +28 55 48.6          20.0 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.29138223 23 06.36 +28 55 47.6          19.6 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.29503723 23 06.31 +28 55 47.1          19.8 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.29870723 23 06.21 +28 55 46.1          19.6 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.31515423 23 05.89 +28 55 43.1          19.8 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.31880723 23 05.82 +28 55 42.6          20.2 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.32244723 23 05.73 +28 55 41.8          19.8 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.32631223 23 05.64 +28 55 40.9          19.9 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.32996623 23 05.57 +28 55 40.4          19.7 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030  C2013 08 14.33360623 23 05.49 +28 55 39.5          19.7 TqEQ002V37
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.38531423 23 04.39 +28 55 29.6          19.4 TqEQ002H21
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.39007523 23 04.28 +28 55 28.6          19.6 TqEQ002H21
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.39483823 23 04.19 +28 55 27.6          19.6 TqEQ002H21
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.39960023 23 04.08 +28 55 26.6          19.4 TqEQ002H21
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.93464123 22 53.04 +28 53 41.2          19.4 TuEQ002I93
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.94442123 22 52.87 +28 53 39.4          19.9 TuEQ002I93
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 14.95420323 22 52.65 +28 53 37.5          19.4 TuEQ002I93
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 15.88912 23 22 33.19 +28 50 29.4          19.1 ToEQ002C44
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 15.89323 23 22 33.05 +28 50 29.0          18.6 ToEQ002C44
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 15.89833 23 22 32.97 +28 50 28.9          18.8 ToEQ002C44
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 16.08275 23 22 29.04 +28 49 51.0          19.6 TqEQ002C95
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 16.09572 23 22 28.75 +28 49 48.5          19.5 TqEQ002C95
        CK13P030 KC2013 08 16.11132 23 22 28.45 +28 49 44.9          20.3 TqEQ002C95
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observer P. Bacci.  Measurers P. Bacci, L. Tesi,
        G. Fagioli.  0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    203 GiaGa Observatory.  Observers S. Foglia, G. Galli.  Measurer G. Galli.
        0.28-m f/6.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    300 Bisei Spaceguard Center--BATTeRS.  Observers S. Urakawa, K. Nishiyama.
        1.0-m f/3.0 reflector + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observers D. Caporicci, G. Ierman, E. Pettarin.  Measurer
        E. Pettarin.  0.61-m f/4.0 reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    C44 A. Volta Observatory, Lanzo d'Intelvi.  Observer F. Tozzi.  0.40-m f/3.5
        reflector + CCD.
    C77 Bernezzo Observatory.  Observer A. Mantero.  0.25-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    C95 SATINO Remote Observatory, Haute Provence.  Observer J. Jahn.  0.60-m
        f/3.2 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers T. Vorobjov, L. Buzzi, S. Foglia.  0.61-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    I41 Palomar Mountain--PTF.  Observer P. Transient Factory.  Measurer
        A. Waszczak.  1.2-m f/2.44 Schmidt + CCD.
    I89 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio.  Observers H. Sato, E. Guido, N. Howes.
        0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD.
    I93 St Pardon de Conques.  Observer F. Losse.  0.40-m f/3.7 reflector + CCD.
    V37 McDonald Observatory-LCOGT ELP.  Observer T. Lister.  1.0-m f/8
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    Y00 SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira.  Observers C. Jacques, E. Pimentel,
        J. Barros.  Measurer C. Jacques.  0.30-m f/3.0 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2013 P3 (Palomar)
    T 2011 June 25.97158 TT                                 MPC
    q   6.9311419            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  101.00348     +0.19259858     +0.98100199
                       Node   181.33669     -0.45526231     +0.11032606
    e   1.0            Incl.   85.53670     +0.86927672     -0.15957208
    From 70 observations 2013 Aug. 8-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2013 P3 (Palomar)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2013 07 17    23 30 30.7 +29 53 23   8.1153  8.4444   105.5     6.7  19.3
    ...
    2013 08 01    23 27 12.8 +29 31 09   7.9689  8.4979   118.3     6.0  19.3
    ...
    2013 08 09    23 24 51.3 +29 11 44   7.9030  8.5266   125.1     5.6  19.3
    ...
    2013 08 15    23 22 51.7 +28 53 29   7.8609  8.5483   130.1     5.2  19.3
    2013 08 16    23 22 30.8 +28 50 08   7.8546  8.5519   130.9     5.1  19.3
    2013 08 17    23 22 09.7 +28 46 41   7.8485  8.5555   131.7     5.1  19.3
    ...
    2013 08 23    23 19 58.4 +28 24 13   7.8164  8.5773   136.4     4.7  19.3
    ...
    2013 08 31    23 16 53.9 +27 49 23   7.7866  8.6065   142.2     4.1  19.3
    ...
    2013 09 15    23 10 58.7 +26 30 13   7.7763  8.6617   150.0     3.3  19.3
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-Q02
    

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