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    M.P.E.C. 2001-B05                                Issued 2001 Jan. 16, 21:37 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 A2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.28181 08 39 11.14 +14 21 07.5          17.8 N      699
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.30520 08 39 09.42 +14 20 56.0                      699
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.31447 08 39 08.53 +14 20 48.8          19.0 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.32865 08 39 07.60 +14 20 42.9                      699
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.32922 08 39 07.52 +14 20 40.8          18.7 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.34400 08 39 06.38 +14 20 34.7          19.1 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.35209 08 39 05.85 +14 20 29.4                      699
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.35882 08 39 05.29 +14 20 24.5          19.2 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 03.37412 08 39 04.04 +14 20 16.8          19.1 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.29947 08 36 36.81 +14 02 01.9          18.8 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.30888 08 36 36.09 +14 01 58.2          18.6 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.31484 08 36 35.51 +14 01 54.7          19.2 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.32397 08 36 34.93 +14 01 49.5          18.7 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.33030 08 36 34.39 +14 01 46.7          19.2 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.33988 08 36 33.59 +14 01 40.7          18.8 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.34569 08 36 33.03 +14 01 38.0          18.9 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.35510 08 36 32.34 +14 01 31.4          19.0 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 05.36107 08 36 31.85 +14 01 27.9          19.2 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 06.29214 08 35 16.93 +13 52 26.9          18.4 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 06.30724 08 35 15.65 +13 52 18.7          19.1 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 06.32235 08 35 14.35 +13 52 09.4          19.1 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.32087 08 21 01.66 +12 17 24.1          15.8 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.33641 08 20 59.91 +12 17 13.4          15.7 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.36752 08 20 56.50 +12 16 52.5          16.4 N      704
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.97582 08 19 50.77 +12 09 54.2          16.9 N      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.97789 08 19 50.65 +12 09 52.6                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.97887 08 19 50.46 +12 09 51.7                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.98082 08 19 50.28 +12 09 50.7                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.98185 08 19 50.09 +12 09 50.2          17.1 N      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 15.98291 08 19 50.02 +12 09 48.9                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.02870 08 19 44.93 +12 09 17.6                      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.03117 08 19 44.64 +12 09 15.7                      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.03377 08 19 44.35 +12 09 14.1          18.4 N      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.03606 08 19 44.07 +12 09 12.5          17   T      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.03813 08 19 43.87 +12 09 11.5                      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.12395 08 19 34.35 +12 08 11.6                      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.12588 08 19 34.13 +12 08 10.0                      557
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.86936 08 18 12.45 +11 59 34.7          17.2 T      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.87112 08 18 12.21 +11 59 34.1                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.87214 08 18 12.11 +11 59 33.5                      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.87336 08 18 12.04 +11 59 32.4          17.3 T      046
        CK01A020  C2001 01 16.87447 08 18 11.85 +11 59 30.5                      046
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers  M. Tichy, M. Kocer.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observers P. Pravec, L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector
        + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. W. Koehn.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt
        + 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 A2 (LINEAR)
    T 2001 May 24.654 TT                                    Marsden
    q   0.77977              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  295.293       -0.475729       +0.694773
                       Node   295.145       -0.423600       -0.718426
    e   1.0            Incl.   36.576       -0.770873       -0.033986
    From 42 observations 2001 Jan. 3-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2001 01 11    08 28.32   +13 04.7    1.382    2.342   163.6     6.8  17.4
    2001 01 21    08 10.17   +11 09.9    1.234    2.212   171.2     3.9  16.9
    2001 01 31    07 48.11   +08 55.8    1.120    2.079   161.8     8.5  16.4
    2001 02 10    07 23.98   +06 24.9    1.042    1.945   146.9    16.1  16.0
    2001 02 20    07 00.24   +03 44.8    0.995    1.809   131.5    24.1  15.6
    2001 03 02    06 39.33   +01 04.3    0.972    1.672   116.8    31.9  15.2
    2001 03 12    06 22.75   -01 32.3    0.961    1.534   103.4    39.0  14.8
    2001 03 22    06 10.89   -04 06.1    0.954    1.397    91.5    45.5  14.3
    2001 04 01    06 03.34   -06 43.0    0.941    1.262    81.1    51.5  13.9
    2001 04 11    05 59.05   -09 31.6    0.914    1.131    72.1    57.5  13.3
    2001 04 21    05 56.51   -12 40.0    0.869    1.009    64.7    64.2  12.7
    2001 05 01    05 53.63   -16 14.0    0.801    0.903    58.6    72.2  12.1
    2001 05 11    05 47.12   -20 10.3    0.712    0.824    53.8    81.9  11.4
    2001 05 21    05 32.21   -24 04.9    0.604    0.783    50.6    92.8  10.8
    2001 05 31    05 02.48   -27 01.6    0.488    0.789    49.5   102.5  10.4
    
    2001 06 05    04 39.63   -27 38.6    0.430    0.810    50.3   105.7  10.3
    2001 06 10    04 10.03   -27 16.9    0.375    0.841    52.5   106.8  10.1
    2001 06 15    03 32.60   -25 30.7    0.325    0.882    56.9   105.1  10.0
    2001 06 20    02 46.63   -21 47.2    0.283    0.929    64.3    99.8   9.9
    2001 06 25    01 52.67   -15 38.9    0.254    0.982    75.1    90.5   9.9
    2001 06 30    00 53.81   -07 21.8    0.241    1.040    88.8    77.8  10.1
    2001 07 05    23 55.53   +01 32.2    0.249    1.101   103.4    63.9  10.4
    2001 07 10    23 03.16   +09 08.0    0.275    1.165   116.4    51.4  10.9
    2001 07 15    22 19.43   +14 33.0    0.317    1.231   126.3    41.7  11.4
    2001 07 20    21 44.46   +17 58.1    0.369    1.298   133.3    34.7  12.0
    2001 07 25    21 17.12   +19 55.3    0.430    1.365   137.8    30.0  12.5
    2001 07 30    20 56.00   +20 53.4    0.498    1.434   140.3    26.9  13.1
    2001 08 04    20 39.80   +21 13.1    0.570    1.503   141.3    25.0  13.5
    
    2001 08 09    20 27.47   +21 08.1    0.648    1.571   141.1    23.9  14.0
    2001 08 19    20 11.37   +20 16.3    0.814    1.709   138.5    23.1  14.9
    2001 08 29    20 03.38   +18 59.5    0.995    1.846   134.0    23.2  15.7
    2001 09 08    20 00.89   +17 37.8    1.189    1.981   128.6    23.4  16.3
    2001 09 18    20 02.24   +16 20.6    1.395    2.115   122.7    23.6  17.0
    2001 09 28    20 06.39   +15 12.7    1.612    2.247   116.6    23.5  17.6
    2001 10 08    20 12.57   +14 16.5    1.837    2.377   110.3    23.2  18.1
    2001 10 18    20 20.26   +13 32.7    2.070    2.505   104.0    22.7  18.6
    2001 10 28    20 29.09   +13 01.6    2.309    2.632    97.6    22.0  19.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2001 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2001-B05
    

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