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    M.P.E.C. 2002-C27                                Issued 2002 Feb. 6, 18:16 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/2002 B2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02B020  C2002 01 23.39930 11 40 59.52 -28 25 48.6          18.7 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 23.41436 11 40 58.01 -28 25 49.5          19.0 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 23.45978 11 40 53.47 -28 25 56.3          19.3 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 24.38630 11 39 21.23 -28 27 45.4          17.9 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 24.39713 11 39 20.07 -28 27 48.6          18.2 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 24.40162 11 39 19.64 -28 27 49.6          18.1 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.38642 11 37 39.51 -28 29 35.1          17.9 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.39102 11 37 39.02 -28 29 35.5          18.1 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.39568 11 37 38.63 -28 29 35.8          18.1 N      649
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.45567 11 37 32.44 -28 29 40.6          18.8 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.47087 11 37 30.77 -28 29 42.3          18.7 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.48578 11 37 29.26 -28 29 42.9          18.9 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 25.51567 11 37 26.18 -28 29 47.2          19.3 N      704
        CK02B020  C2002 01 29.73565 11 29 53.63 -28 34 20.1                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 29.73794 11 29 53.38 -28 34 20.6                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 29.74167 11 29 53.00 -28 34 20.1                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 29.74396 11 29 52.70 -28 34 19.1                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 29.74624 11 29 52.46 -28 34 20.5                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 30.73583 11 28 01.18 -28 34 43.0                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 30.73994 11 28 00.70 -28 34 42.9                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 30.74378 11 28 00.22 -28 34 42.7                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 30.74583 11 28 00.04 -28 34 43.1                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 01 30.74789 11 27 59.78 -28 34 42.9                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 02 03.04608 11 21 35.06 -28 33 52.9          17.3 T      046
        CK02B020  C2002 02 03.05211 11 21 34.50 -28 33 51.8                      046
        CK02B020  C2002 02 03.05439 11 21 34.16 -28 33 53.4          17.2 T      046
        CK02B020  C2002 02 06.65466 11 14 11.37 -28 28 57.7                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 02 06.65696 11 14 11.09 -28 28 57.4                      413
        CK02B020  C2002 02 06.65924 11 14 10.80 -28 28 57.1                      413
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  Measurer M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2
        reflector + CCD.
    413 Siding Spring.  Observer R. H. McNaught.  1.0-m f/8 reflector + CCD.
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer K. Smalley.  0.75-m Newtonian
        + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, S. Adams, J. Piscitelli.  Measurers
        J. Stuart, R. Sayer, J. B. Evans, H. Viggh.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 B2 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Apr. 6.689 TT                                    MPC
    q   3.84315              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  257.042       -0.835249       +0.406419
                       Node    54.313       +0.473880       +0.873699
    e   1.0            Incl.  152.870       -0.278921       +0.267345
    From 28 observations 2002 Jan. 23-Feb. 6.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 B2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 02 05    11 17.63   -28 31.7    3.214    3.880   126.3    11.8  17.4  19.2
    2002 02 15    10 55.79   -28 00.0    3.092    3.869   136.5    10.1  17.3  19.0
    2002 02 25    10 32.19   -26 50.0    3.015    3.860   143.9     8.7  17.3  18.9
    2002 03 07    10 08.40   -25 02.6    2.989    3.853   146.1     8.3  17.2  18.9
    2002 03 17    09 46.00   -22 45.0    3.014    3.847   142.0     9.2  17.2  18.9
    2002 03 27    09 26.26   -20 10.0    3.089    3.844   133.5    10.8  17.3  19.1
    2002 04 06    09 09.82   -17 31.1    3.205    3.843   123.1    12.6  17.4  19.2
    2002 04 16    08 56.83   -14 59.0    3.354    3.844   112.0    14.0  17.5  19.3
    2002 04 26    08 47.07   -12 41.0    3.526    3.847   101.0    14.9  17.6  19.5
    2002 05 06    08 40.12   -10 40.5    3.711    3.852    90.4    15.2  17.7  19.6
    2002 05 16    08 35.55   -08 58.4    3.900    3.859    80.2    15.0  17.8  19.7
    2002 05 26    08 32.91   -07 34.0    4.086    3.867    70.5    14.3  17.9  19.8
    2002 06 05    08 31.80   -06 26.1    4.264    3.878    61.2    13.3  18.0  19.9
    2002 06 15    08 31.90   -05 33.0    4.427    3.891    52.4    11.9  18.1  19.9
    2002 06 25    08 32.90   -04 53.1    4.571    3.905    44.1    10.4  18.2  19.9
    2002 07 05    08 34.57   -04 25.0    4.693    3.922    36.4     8.9  18.3  19.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-C27
    

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