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  • MPEC 2013-R72 : COMET C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY)

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    M.P.E.C. 2013-R72                                Issued 2013 Sept.  9, 20:58 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
                URL http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK13R010  C2013 09 07.68794 05 58 09.04 -06 39 14.2          14.4 TqER072E27
        CK13R010  C2013 09 07.69392 05 58 09.62 -06 39 12.4          14.3 TqER072E27
        CK13R010  C2013 09 07.70000 05 58 10.15 -06 39 09.0          14.6 TqER072E27
        CK13R010  C2013 09 08.63707 05 59 34.59 -06 33 26.6          14.6 TqER072E27
        CK13R010  C2013 09 08.64498 05 59 35.27 -06 33 23.6          14.8 TqER072E27
        CK13R010  C2013 09 08.65287 05 59 35.97 -06 33 20.6          14.4 TqER072E27
        CK13R010 0C2013 09 08.73823 05 59 43.79 -06 32 48.5          15.8 TuER072Q62
        CK13R010 0C2013 09 08.74258 05 59 44.15 -06 32 47.1          15.5 TuER072Q62
        CK13R010 0C2013 09 08.74609 05 59 44.43 -06 32 45.9          15.8 TuER072Q62
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.08607 06 00 15.21 -06 30 45.3          15.3 TtER072A79
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.08985 06 00 15.52 -06 30 43.8          15.3 TtER072A79
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.09281 06 00 15.80 -06 30 42.5          15.3 TtER072A79
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.09573 06 00 16.05 -06 30 41.5          15.3 TtER072A79
        CK13R010 6C2013 09 09.17391 06 00 23.17 -06 30 13.3                cER072I89
        CK13R010 6C2013 09 09.17651 06 00 23.35 -06 30 11.5                cER072I89
        CK13R010 6C2013 09 09.17911 06 00 23.60 -06 30 11.0          14.5 TcER072I89
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.34979 06 00 38.97 -06 29 03.0          15.4 TqER072I39
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.35275 06 00 39.32 -06 29 00.3          15.5 TqER072I39
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.35838 06 00 39.89 -06 28 58.6          15.6 TqER072I47
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.37063 06 00 40.92 -06 28 54.1          15.5 TqER072I39
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.39120 06 00 42.85 -06 28 46.5          15.5 TqER072I47
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.40092 06 00 43.70 -06 28 42.9          15.6 TqER072I47
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.40385 06 00 43.91 -06 28 42.1          15.5 TqER072I47
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.41337 06 00 44.79 -06 28 37.9          15.6 TqER072I47
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.41704 06 00 45.02 -06 28 36.1          15.5 TqER072I47
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.42139 06 00 45.56 -06 28 40.6          15.2 TqER072H36
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.42297 06 00 45.71 -06 28 40.1          15.2 TqER072H36
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.42454 06 00 45.85 -06 28 39.4          15.1 TqER072H36
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.42690 06 00 46.05 -06 28 38.5          15.0 TqER072H36
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.42846 06 00 46.19 -06 28 38.1          15.2 TqER072H36
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.43312 06 00 46.61 -06 28 36.1          15.4 TtER072H47
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.43942 06 00 47.15 -06 28 33.5          15.0 TtER072H47
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.44602 06 00 47.75 -06 28 31.2          15.2 TtER072H47
        CK13R010 KC2013 09 09.45180 06 00 48.27 -06 28 29.3          15.3 TtER072H47
        CK13R010 &C2013 09 09.70924 06 01 11.73 -06 26 47.5                wER072Q62
        CK13R010 &C2013 09 09.71001 06 01 11.81 -06 26 47.2          13.1 TwER072Q62
        CK13R010 &C2013 09 09.71075 06 01 11.88 -06 26 47.4                wER072Q62
        CK13R010 &C2013 09 09.71148 06 01 11.96 -06 26 47.0                wER072Q62
        CK13R010 1C2013 09 09.72215 06 01 12.88 -06 26 42.9                cER072Q62
        CK13R010 1C2013 09 09.72410 06 01 13.10 -06 26 42.2                cER072Q62
        CK13R010 1C2013 09 09.72560 06 01 13.19 -06 26 42.0                cER072Q62
        CK13R010 1C2013 09 09.72649 06 01 13.27 -06 26 41.1          13.0 TcER072Q62
        CK13R010 2C2013 09 09.75374 06 01 15.71 -06 26 28.3          16.8 TqER072Q62
        CK13R010 2C2013 09 09.75493 06 01 15.78 -06 26 29.6          16.3 TqER072Q62
        CK13R010 2C2013 09 09.75589 06 01 15.93 -06 26 30.7          16.2 TqER072Q62
        CK13R010 2C2013 09 09.75686 06 01 16.02 -06 26 30.9          16.5 TqER072Q62
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.76722 06 01 16.96 -06 26 30.9          13.1 TmER072349
        CK13R010  C2013 09 09.77152 06 01 17.34 -06 26 29.5                mER072349
        CK13R010 3C2013 09 09.79892 06 01 19.75 -06 26 14.2          14.8 TuER072Q62
        CK13R010 3C2013 09 09.80517 06 01 20.33 -06 26 12.4          14.9 TuER072Q62
    
    Observer details:
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    A79 Zvezdno Obshtestvo Observatory, Plana.  Observers F. Fratev, M. Minkov.
        Measurer F. Fratev.  0.35-m f/3.5 reflector + CCD.
    E27 Thornlands.  0.20-m f/2.1 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.56-m reflector + CCD.
    H47 Vicksburg.  Observer C. Bell.  0.3-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    I39 Observatorio Cruz del Sur, San Justo.  Observers A. Chapman, N. D. Diaz.
        Measurer A. Chapman.  0.20-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    I47 Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue.  Observers M. Masek, J. Cerny, J. Ebr,
        M. Prouza, P. Kubanek. M. Jelinek.  Measurer M. Masek.  0.3-m f/10
        reflector + CCD.
    I89 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio.  Observer H. Sato.  0.32-m f/8.0
        astrograph + CCD.
    Q62 iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring.  Observers E. Guido, N. Howes,
        H. Sato, A. Novichonok, M. Urbanik, R. Ligustri.  0.32-m f/9.0
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD, 0.50-m f/4.5
        reflector + CCD, 0.51-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
    T 2013 Dec. 25.78865 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.8772375            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   63.26679     -0.26941510     -0.46460825
                       Node    72.91717     +0.19422297     -0.88414017
    e   1.0            Incl.   61.94185     +0.94323536     +0.04934914
    From 49 observations 2013 Sept. 7-9.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2013 08 10    05 16 57.5 -09 11 07   2.6111  2.3664    64.9    22.8  15.8
    ...
    2013 08 25    05 38 05.6 -07 54 53   2.2765  2.1767    71.4    26.1  15.2
    ...
    2013 09 02    05 49 42.2 -07 12 07   2.0927  2.0743    75.0    28.0  14.8
    ...
    2013 09 08    05 58 36.8 -06 37 22   1.9528  1.9972    77.7    29.5  14.5
    2013 09 09    06 00 07.2 -06 31 15   1.9293  1.9843    78.1    29.8  14.4
    2013 09 10    06 01 37.9 -06 25 00   1.9059  1.9714    78.6    30.0  14.3
    ...
    2013 09 16    06 10 51.4 -05 44 41   1.7643  1.8938    81.3    31.7  14.0
    ...
    2013 09 24    06 23 42.5 -04 40 20   1.5742  1.7900    84.9    33.9  13.5
    ...
    2013 10 09    06 50 44.1 -01 40 43   1.2170  1.5954    91.6    38.7  12.5
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-R72
    

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