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  • MPEC 2000-W39 : COMET P/2000 SO253 (LINEAR)

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    M.P.E.C. 2000-W39                                Issued 2000 Nov. 25, 14:58 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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                              COMET P/2000 SO253 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK00SP3O  C2000 09 24.34851 00 51 19.53 -00 55 59.0          19.8 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 09 24.38031 00 51 17.96 -00 56 10.4          19.2 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 09 24.39546 00 51 17.17 -00 56 16.4          19.6 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 01.31862 00 45 44.32 -01 35 23.4          18.6 N      699
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 01.33858 00 45 43.23 -01 35 29.3                      699
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 01.35861 00 45 42.18 -01 35 36.8                      699
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 01.37863 00 45 41.14 -01 35 43.2                      699
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 02.27304 00 44 56.05 -01 40 48.0          18.9 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 02.30304 00 44 54.34 -01 40 58.2          19.1 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 02.31789 00 44 53.64 -01 41 03.6          19.1 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 02.33476 00 44 52.70 -01 41 08.7          19.1 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.22383 00 25 34.39 -03 30 23.2          17.7 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.23746 00 25 33.73 -03 30 26.4          18.8 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.23786 00 25 33.84 -03 30 25.5          19.0 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.25152 00 25 33.22 -03 30 28.3          18.4 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.25192 00 25 33.10 -03 30 29.7          18.9 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.26539 00 25 32.47 -03 30 31.7          18.5 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.26579 00 25 32.50 -03 30 31.4          18.8 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 10 25.27917 00 25 31.89 -03 30 35.5          18.8 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 11 02.21835 00 20 16.16 -03 50 44.8          18.7 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 11 02.26249 00 20 14.55 -03 50 48.7          19.0 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 11 02.27834 00 20 13.97 -03 50 51.4          19.1 N      704
        PK00SP3O  C2000 11 24.26281 00 14 18.27 -03 37 12.5                      693
        PK00SP3O  C2000 11 24.27100 00 14 18.28 -03 37 10.9                      693
    
    Observer details:
    693 Catalina Station, Tucson.  Observers C. W. Hergenrother, A. E. Gleason.
        Measurer C. W. Hergenrother.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. A. Skiff.  Measurer B. W. Koehn.
        0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, M. Elowitz, R. Huber, L. Manguso.  Measurers J. Stuart,
        R. Sayer, J. B. Evans, H. Viggh.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2000 SO253 (LINEAR)
    T 2001 May 2.1345 TT                                    Marsden
    q   1.693861             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1399515      Peri.    6.7513      -0.1141031      -0.9913909
    a   3.674101       Node    89.8146      +0.9084603      -0.1302857
    e   0.538973       Incl.    3.6823      +0.4020949      +0.0130284
    P   7.04
    From 24 observations 2000 Sept. 24-Nov. 24.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2000 SO253 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2000 11 22    00 14.25   -03 43.4    1.568    2.250   121.7    21.9        19.8
    2000 12 02    00 15.70   -03 07.7    1.624    2.195   112.2    24.6        19.9
    2000 12 12    00 20.20   -02 12.3    1.687    2.142   103.5    26.5        20.0
    2000 12 22    00 27.53   -00 59.2    1.753    2.090    95.5    27.9        20.1
    2001 01 01    00 37.47   +00 29.3    1.819    2.040    88.2    28.8        20.1
    2001 01 11    00 49.77   +02 10.9    1.884    1.992    81.5    29.2        20.1
    2001 01 21    01 04.18   +04 03.3    1.946    1.946    75.4    29.3        20.2
    2001 01 31    01 20.54   +06 04.3    2.005    1.903    69.7    29.1        20.2
    2001 02 10    01 38.69   +08 11.4    2.060    1.863    64.6    28.6        20.2
    2001 02 20    01 58.54   +10 21.9    2.111    1.826    59.8    27.9        20.2
    2001 03 02    02 20.01   +12 33.2    2.159    1.793    55.4    27.1        20.2
    2001 03 12    02 43.02   +14 42.2    2.204    1.764    51.4    26.1        20.1
    2001 03 22    03 07.53   +16 45.7    2.247    1.740    47.7    25.1        20.1
    2001 04 01    03 33.47   +18 40.3    2.288    1.720    44.3    23.9        20.1
    2001 04 11    04 00.71   +20 22.7    2.330    1.706    41.1    22.7        20.1
    2001 04 21    04 29.12   +21 49.4    2.372    1.697    38.0    21.4        20.1
    2001 05 01    04 58.50   +22 57.8    2.415    1.694    35.2    20.0        20.1
    2001 05 11    05 28.57   +23 45.4    2.459    1.696    32.5    18.6        20.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2000 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2000-W39
    

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