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    M.P.E.C. 2013-Q08                                Issued 2013 Aug. 17, 16:35 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 96P/MACHHOLZ B
    
    Observations:
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.51690 07 32 09.6  +22 59 05                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.51690 2 -0.00337499 +0.01026389 +0.00353914   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.55977 07 32 46.8  +23 05 22                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.55977 2 -0.00337687 +0.01026338 +0.00353910   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.56706 07 32 52.0  +23 06 28                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.56706 2 -0.00337719 +0.01026329 +0.00353909   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.57522 07 32 59.5  +23 07 22                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.57522 2 -0.00337755 +0.01026319 +0.00353908   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.58355 07 33 05.7  +23 08 41                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.58355 2 -0.00337791 +0.01026310 +0.00353908   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.59188 07 33 12.8  +23 09 56                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.59188 2 -0.00337828 +0.01026300 +0.00353907   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.60022 07 33 19.6  +23 11 12                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.60022 2 -0.00337865 +0.01026290 +0.00353906   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.60855 07 33 27.1  +23 12 19                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.60855 2 -0.00337901 +0.01026280 +0.00353905   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.61688 07 33 34.4  +23 13 30                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.61688 2 -0.00337938 +0.01026270 +0.00353904   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.63359 07 33 48.1  +23 16 05                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.63359 2 -0.00338011 +0.01026249 +0.00353903   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.64188 07 33 55.8  +23 17 12                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.64188 2 -0.00338048 +0.01026239 +0.00353902   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.65022 07 34 02.9  +23 18 21                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.65022 2 -0.00338084 +0.01026229 +0.00353901   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.65855 07 34 09.8  +23 19 33                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.65855 2 -0.00338121 +0.01026219 +0.00353900   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.66688 07 34 16.5  +23 20 40                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.66688 2 -0.00338158 +0.01026209 +0.00353899   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.67522 07 34 23.6  +23 21 58                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.67522 2 -0.00338194 +0.01026199 +0.00353899   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.68355 07 34 29.1  +23 22 52                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.68355 2 -0.00338231 +0.01026189 +0.00353898   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.69189 07 34 37.9  +23 24 23                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.69189 2 -0.00338268 +0.01026179 +0.00353897   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.70022 07 34 44.5  +23 25 26                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.70022 2 -0.00338304 +0.01026169 +0.00353896   EQ008249
    0096P      b AS2012 07 14.70856 07 34 52.1  +23 26 42                   EQ008249
    0096P      b As2012 07 14.70856 2 -0.00338341 +0.01026158 +0.00353895   EQ008249
    
    Observer details:
    249 SOHO.  SOHO-LASCO coronagraph C2.  Comet detection L. Liu.  Measurer
       K. Battams.
    
    Orbital elements:
      96P/Machholz B
    Epoch 2012 July 12.0 TT = JDT 2456120.5
    T 2012 July 14.57719 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.1237912            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.18661467     Peri.   14.75601     -0.20637678     -0.48750525
    a   3.0327657      Node    94.32427     +0.78923890     -0.59544197
    e   0.9591821      Incl.   58.29892     +0.57836889     +0.63858241
    P   5.28
    From 19 observations 2012 July 14.  Nongravitational parameters
         A1 = -0.01, A2 = -0.0001.
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-Q08
    

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