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    M.P.E.C. 2001-A54                                Issued 2001 Jan. 14, 22:52 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
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2001 A1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK01A010  C2001 01 07.46627 12 01 58.99 +42 02 17.7          17.7        704
        CK01A010  C2001 01 07.48141 12 01 57.89 +42 02 16.4          18.3        704
        CK01A010  C2001 01 07.49657 12 01 56.85 +42 02 15.4          17.6        704
        CK01A010  C2001 01 07.51233 12 01 55.69 +42 02 14.5          17.8        704
        CK01A010  C2001 01 07.52748 12 01 54.59 +42 02 11.9          18.1        704
        CK01A010  C2001 01 13.03079 11 55 00.73 +41 52 59.3                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 13.03225 11 55 00.54 +41 52 57.3                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 13.03410 11 55 00.38 +41 52 55.4                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.01800 11 53 38.19 +41 51 07.8                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.02102 11 53 37.90 +41 51 08.1                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.02828 11 53 37.32 +41 51 08.0                      163
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.20808 11 53 21.70 +41 50 47.2                      118
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21065 11 53 21.46 +41 50 46.3                      557
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21153 11 53 21.48 +41 50 46.9                      118
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21258 11 53 21.29 +41 50 46.3                      557
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21598 11 53 21.08 +41 50 46.4                      118
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21645 11 53 20.96 +41 50 45.7          17.6 N      557
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.21838 11 53 20.79 +41 50 45.6                      557
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.89769 11 52 22.69 +41 49 26.1          17.3 T      046
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.90007 11 52 22.54 +41 49 25.2                      046
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.90215 11 52 22.32 +41 49 25.7                      046
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.90666 11 52 21.94 +41 49 24.3                      046
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.90909 11 52 21.69 +41 49 24.4                      046
        CK01A010  C2001 01 14.91056 11 52 21.53 +41 49 23.8          17.3 T      046
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    118 Modra.  Observers L. Kornos, P. Koleny.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    163 Roeser Observatory, Luxembourg.  Observer M. Dawson.  0.3-m f/5
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, S. Adams.  Measurers J. Stuart,
        R. Sayer, J. B. Evans, H. Viggh.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2001 A1 (LINEAR)
    T 2000 Sept. 25.951 TT                                  Williams
    q   2.52385              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  112.926       -0.2054616      -0.9252016
                       Node   338.773       +0.1789504      +0.2849840
    e   1.0            Incl.   61.786       +0.9621654      -0.2505717
    From 24 observations 2001 Jan. 7-14.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2001 A1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2001 01 11    11 57.71   +41 56.5    2.132    2.773   121.3    17.6  16.6
    2001 01 21    11 42.77   +41 35.3    2.074    2.819   130.9    15.3  16.6
    2001 01 31    11 24.12   +40 57.6    2.039    2.867   140.2    12.7  16.6
    2001 02 10    11 03.10   +39 52.7    2.034    2.918   148.0    10.3  16.7
    2001 02 20    10 41.60   +38 15.4    2.062    2.972   152.0     9.0  16.8
    2001 03 02    10 21.59   +36 07.5    2.126    3.027   150.3     9.3  16.9
    2001 03 12    10 04.60   +33 37.3    2.226    3.086   144.0    10.9  17.1
    2001 03 22    09 51.34   +30 55.8    2.358    3.146   135.3    12.9  17.3
    2001 04 01    09 41.91   +28 12.4    2.519    3.207   125.8    14.6  17.6
    2001 04 11    09 35.99   +25 33.5    2.701    3.271   116.3    15.9  17.8
    2001 04 21    09 33.05   +23 02.4    2.900    3.336   107.0    16.7  18.0
    2001 05 01    09 32.60   +20 40.3    3.111    3.402    98.1    17.0  18.3
    2001 05 11    09 34.13   +18 26.7    3.328    3.470    89.5    16.9  18.5
    2001 05 21    09 37.24   +16 20.8    3.548    3.539    81.3    16.4  18.7
    2001 05 31    09 41.59   +14 21.2    3.767    3.608    73.3    15.6  19.0
    2001 06 10    09 46.89   +12 26.7    3.981    3.679    65.6    14.5  19.2
    2001 06 20    09 52.94   +10 36.2    4.188    3.750    58.0    13.3  19.4
    2001 06 30    09 59.53   +08 48.6    4.385    3.823    50.7    11.9  19.5
    2001 07 10    10 06.53   +07 03.3    4.570    3.895    43.5    10.3  19.7
    2001 07 20    10 13.80   +05 19.6    4.740    3.969    36.4     8.7  19.9
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2001 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2001-A54
    

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