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  • MPEC 2014-Q10 : COMET C/2014 Q2 (LOVEJOY)

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    M.P.E.C. 2014-Q10                                Issued 2014 Aug. 19, 19:42 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/2014 Q2 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 17.71993 06 47 58.86 -41 48 39.3          14.8 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 17.72627 06 47 59.54 -41 48 40.2          14.9 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 17.73262 06 48 00.29 -41 48 39.4          14.6 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 18.75659 06 49 36.11 -41 46 36.9          14.7 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 18.76632 06 49 37.32 -41 46 36.2          15.1 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 18.77605 06 49 38.24 -41 46 35.4          14.9 TqEQ010Q80
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.27681 06 50 25.08 -41 45 39.4          14.8 TrEQ010Y00
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.27771 06 50 25.14 -41 45 39.6          14.8 TrEQ010Y00
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.27925 06 50 25.31 -41 45 38.7          14.8 TrEQ010Y00
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.31663 06 50 28.82 -41 45 33.6          15.2 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.32569 06 50 29.65 -41 45 32.8          15.1 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.33492 06 50 30.49 -41 45 31.7          15.2 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.34198 06 50 31.15 -41 45 31.0          15.3 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.34860 06 50 31.79 -41 45 30.6          15.3 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.35788 06 50 32.63 -41 45 29.8          15.2 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.36039 06 50 32.95 -41 45 29.2          15.6 TqEQ010W95
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.36362 06 50 33.24 -41 45 29.0          15.5 TqEQ010W95
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.37063 06 50 33.88 -41 45 28.2          15.5 TqEQ010W95
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.38005 06 50 34.71 -41 45 28.5          15.1 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.39306 06 50 36.02 -41 45 25.3          15.5 TqEQ010W96
        CK14Q020 KC2014 08 19.39774 06 50 36.35 -41 45 26.0          15.3 TqEQ010I39
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.39948 06 50 36.59 -41 45 24.9          15.5 TqEQ010W96
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.40836 06 50 37.42 -41 45 24.1          15.5 TqEQ010W96
        CK14Q020  C2014 08 19.41989 06 50 38.46 -41 45 22.9          15.6 TqEQ010W96
    
    Observer details:
    I39 Observatorio Cruz del Sur, San Justo.  Observer A. Chapman.  0.20-m f/4
        reflector + CCD.
    Q80 Birkdale.  Observer T. Lovejoy.  0.20-m f/2.1 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    W95 Observatorio Panameno, San Pedro de Atacama.  Observer A. Maury.  Measurer
        J. Fabrega.
    W96 CAO, San Pedro de Atacama (since 2013).  Observers A. Maury, J.-F. Soulier.
        Measurer J.-F. Soulier.  0.4-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    Y00 SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira.  Observers C. Jacques, E. Pimentel,
        J. Barros.  Measurer C. Jacques.  0.28-m f/2.2 astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
    T 2015 Feb. 14.86486 TT                                 MPC
    q   1.7767515            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  356.34692     -0.24290752     -0.19042558
                       Node   104.74674     +0.91307187     -0.37598674
    e   1.0            Incl.   79.60067     +0.32756022     +0.90684732
    From 23 observations 2014 Aug. 17-19.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2014 07 20    05 58 47.4 -43 29 36   3.3042  3.1013    69.7    17.9  16.0
    ...
    2014 08 04    06 25 26.0 -42 26 17   3.1739  2.9664    69.0    18.6  15.7
    ...
    2014 08 12    06 38 48.4 -42 02 00   3.1016  2.8951    68.9    19.1  15.6
    ...
    2014 08 18    06 48 25.1 -41 48 07   3.0453  2.8419    68.9    19.4  15.5
    2014 08 19    06 49 58.9 -41 46 10   3.0358  2.8331    68.9    19.5  15.4
    2014 08 20    06 51 32.2 -41 44 20   3.0261  2.8243    68.9    19.5  15.4
    ...
    2014 08 26    07 00 37.1 -41 35 27   2.9670  2.7716    69.1    19.9  15.3
    ...
    2014 09 03    07 12 02.2 -41 29 16   2.8842  2.7019    69.5    20.5  15.1
    ...
    2014 09 18    07 31 02.2 -41 33 46   2.7145  2.5736    71.2    21.7  14.8
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2014 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2014-Q10
    

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