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    M.P.E.C. 2000-E04                                Issued 2000 Mar. 1, 17:38 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                 BMARSDEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or GWILLIAMS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2000 D2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK00D020  C2000 02 25.19852 06 48 19.35 +52 53 53.6          18.1 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 25.21172 06 48 14.84 +52 53 36.6          17.6 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 25.22492 06 48 10.43 +52 53 19.3          17.8 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.25954 06 42 31.32 +52 31 02.8                      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.26116 06 42 30.90 +52 31 00.8                      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.26360 06 42 30.11 +52 30 57.5                      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.26528 06 42 29.57 +52 30 55.0          18.8 N      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.74538 06 39 58.30 +52 20 19.6                      118
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.75079 06 39 56.57 +52 20 12.2                      118
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.75619 06 39 54.92 +52 20 04.2                      118
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.93079 06 38 59.90 +52 16 08.0                      611
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.93440 06 38 59.23 +52 16 06.2                      611
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.93757 06 38 58.16 +52 16 02.6                      611
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94262 06 38 56.70 +52 15 55.5                      611
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94356 06 38 56.16 +52 15 53.7          18.4 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94479 06 38 55.87 +52 15 52.2                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94593 06 38 55.40 +52 15 50.9                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94714 06 38 55.01 +52 15 49.1                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 26.94815 06 38 54.73 +52 15 47.8          18.5 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.13557 06 37 57.28 +52 11 38.3          19.0 N      858
        CK00D020 IC2000 02 27.13900 06 37 56.18 +52 11 34.1          19.0 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.14413 06 37 54.54 +52 11 26.5          18.9 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.14778 06 37 53.50 +52 11 21.6          19.1 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.24184 06 37 24.40 +52 09 15.5          18.8 N      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.24344 06 37 23.97 +52 09 13.6          18.9 N      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.24498 06 37 23.47 +52 09 11.5          19.0 N      651
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.91487 06 34 02.39 +51 54 00.6                      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.91650 06 34 01.85 +51 53 58.3                      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 27.91814 06 34 01.34 +51 53 55.8          19.0 N      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.02934 06 33 28.50 +51 51 23.3                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03046 06 33 28.14 +51 51 21.5          18.4 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03150 06 33 27.86 +51 51 20.7                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03251 06 33 27.61 +51 51 17.4                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03384 06 33 27.16 +51 51 15.7                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03559 06 33 26.73 +51 51 14.0          18.3 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.03747 06 33 26.08 +51 51 11.5          18.5 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.09406 06 33 10.07 +51 49 56.6          18.8 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.09780 06 33 08.98 +51 49 52.4          18.9 N      858
        CK00D020 IC2000 02 28.10156 06 33 07.87 +51 49 46.6          18.7 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.31991 06 32 03.83 +51 44 44.2                      658
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.32213 06 32 03.14 +51 44 41.2                      658
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.32505 06 32 02.34 +51 44 38.1                      658
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.81565 06 29 42.19 +51 33 20.1          18.4 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.81686 06 29 41.86 +51 33 18.6                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.81833 06 29 41.39 +51 33 16.1                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.81934 06 29 41.10 +51 33 15.3                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.82130 06 29 40.53 +51 33 12.8                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.82204 06 29 40.30 +51 33 12.2                      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.82476 06 29 39.60 +51 33 07.7          18.6 N      046
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.84984 06 29 32.49 +51 32 33.5                      118
        CK00D020 IC2000 02 28.85503 06 29 30.95 +51 32 24.5                      118
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.86194 06 29 29.09 +51 32 16.0          18.7 N      118
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.87454 06 29 25.48 +51 31 58.2                      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.87600 06 29 25.05 +51 31 56.1                      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.87746 06 29 24.68 +51 31 53.5                      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 28.87892 06 29 24.20 +51 31 51.4          19.3 N      557
        CK00D020  C2000 02 29.10230 06 28 21.88 +51 26 42.9          18.9 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 29.11574 06 28 18.03 +51 26 23.6          19.1 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 29.12919 06 28 14.30 +51 26 04.7          19.2 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 29.14263 06 28 10.56 +51 25 46.7          19.3 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 02 29.15610 06 28 06.74 +51 25 27.2          19.3 N      704
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.08934 06 23 53.55 +51 03 38.1          19.4 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.09553 06 23 51.92 +51 03 29.3          19.5 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.10061 06 23 50.48 +51 03 21.9          19.5 N      858
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.30963 06 22 54.80 +50 58 24.6                      693
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.31135 06 22 54.32 +50 58 22.1                      693
        CK00D020  C2000 03 01.31190 06 22 54.18 +50 58 21.7                      693
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy, Z. Moravec.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector
        + CCD.
    118 Modra.  Observers A. Galad, L. Kornos, P. Koleny.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector
        + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    611 Starkenburg.  Observers R. Stoss, M. Busch.  0.45-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.
    651 Grasslands Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.62-m f/5.1
        reflector + CCD.
    658 Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.  Observer D. D. Balam.  1.82-m
        reflector + CCD.
    693 Catalina Station, Tucson.  Observer C. W. Hergenrother.  1.5-m reflector
        + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, M. Elowitz, R. Huber.  Measurers J. Stuart, H. Viggh,
        R. Sayer, J. B. Evans.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    858 Tebbutt Observatory, Edgewood.  Observer F. B. Zoltowski.  0.3-m f/3.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2000 D2 (LINEAR)
    T 2000 Mar. 2.291 TT                                    Marsden
    q   2.32276              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  115.322       -0.446099       +0.834033
                       Node   235.730       +0.612497       +0.548978
    e   1.0            Incl.  156.870       +0.652567       +0.054883
    From 66 observations 2000 Feb. 25-Mar. 1.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2000 D2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2000 02 26    06 43.92   +52 36.7    1.705    2.324   116.6    22.4        19.1
    2000 03 02    06 19.96   +50 42.1    1.799    2.323   109.3    23.7        19.2
    2000 03 07    06 01.36   +48 43.1    1.901    2.323   102.2    24.7        19.4
    2000 03 12    05 47.11   +46 47.2    2.011    2.325    95.4    25.2        19.5
    2000 03 17    05 36.27   +44 58.5    2.125    2.329    88.9    25.3        19.6
    2000 03 22    05 28.09   +43 18.7    2.242    2.333    82.6    25.1        19.7
    2000 03 27    05 21.97   +41 48.3    2.359    2.339    76.7    24.5        19.8
    2000 04 01    05 17.47   +40 26.9    2.475    2.347    70.9    23.7        19.9
    2000 04 06    05 14.26   +39 13.8    2.590    2.355    65.4    22.7        20.0
    2000 04 11    05 12.07   +38 08.4    2.701    2.365    60.0    21.5        20.1
    2000 04 16    05 10.68   +37 09.7    2.808    2.377    54.9    20.2        20.1
    2000 04 21    05 09.95   +36 16.9    2.911    2.389    49.8    18.7        20.2
    2000 04 26    05 09.75   +35 29.2    3.008    2.403    44.9    17.2        20.2
    2000 05 01    05 09.97   +34 46.1    3.100    2.418    40.1    15.6        20.2
    2000 05 06    05 10.54   +34 07.0    3.185    2.434    35.4    13.9        20.2
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2000 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2000-E04
    

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