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    M.P.E.C. 2002-E21                                Issued 2002 Mar. 8, 21:27 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2002 A3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02A030  C2002 03 02.83559 06 31 26.26 -06 09 08.6          17.6 T      170
        CK02A030  C2002 03 02.89128 06 31 26.50 -06 08 34.7          17.6 T      170
        CK02A030  C2002 03 03.83198 06 31 29.95 -05 59 05.4          17.4 T      213
        CK02A030  C2002 03 03.83725 06 31 30.06 -05 59 03.0          17.4 T      213
        CK02A030  C2002 03 03.84251 06 31 30.13 -05 58 59.7          17.4 T      213
        CK02A030  C2002 03 03.84515 06 31 30.07 -05 58 57.4          17.5 T      213
        CK02A030  C2002 03 04.89166 06 31 34.64 -05 48 30.4          17.7 N      204
    
    Observer details:
    170 Observatorio de Beques.  Observer J. Manteca.  0.26-m Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/3.62 reflector
        + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 A3 (LINEAR)
    Epoch 2002 May 6.0 TT = JDT 2452400.5
    T 2002 Apr. 24.47419 TT                                 MPC
    q   5.1506480            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0014231      Peri.  329.48429     -0.39204786     -0.76482294
     +/-0.0000529      Node   136.56068     +0.91985747     -0.31825174
    e   1.0073298      Incl.   48.03021     -0.01267700     +0.56014436
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    020113 704  0.6+  1.6+    020122 349  0.4+  0.2-    020209 341  0.1-  0.3+
    020113 704  0.6+  1.6+    020123 372  1.0-  0.6-    020209 341  0.0   0.7-
    020113 704  0.4+  1.2+    020126 170  1.8-  0.4+    020209 341  0.3+  0.3+
    020113 704  1.2+  1.3+    020126 170  0.4-  0.7-    020209 157  0.8-  0.5+
    020115 704  1.8+  0.2-    020126 170 (0.5+  3.1-)   020209 157  0.8-  0.0
    020115 704  0.6+  0.2-    020131 372 (2.6-  0.7+)   020210 321  0.3+  0.4+
    020115 704  0.5+  0.3-    020201 809  0.0   0.1+    020210 321  0.4+  0.3+
    020115 704  0.8+  0.1-    020201 809  0.2+  0.2+    020210 321  0.9+  0.4+
    020115 704  0.1-  0.3+    020201 809  0.9+  0.7+    020210 321  0.3+  0.1-
    020118 704  0.2-  0.9-    020201 809  0.7+  0.4-    020211 321  1.1-  0.6+
    020118 704  0.3+  0.8-    020201 360  0.1+  0.6+    020211 321  0.5-  0.2+
    020118 704  0.0   0.2-    020201 360  0.4+  0.2+    020211 321  0.2+  0.4-
    020118 704  0.8+  0.1-    020201 941  0.1+  0.7+    020211 321  0.1-  0.5+
    020119 468  0.4-  0.3+    020201 941  1.1+  0.2+    020211 170  1.3+  0.5-
    020119 946  1.2-  1.7-    020201 941  0.4-  0.6+    020211 170  1.0+  0.2+
    020119 946  0.7-  1.1-    020201 941  0.4-  0.7+    020211 170  0.0   0.9-
    020119 468  0.7-  0.5+    020201 204  0.3+  0.1-    020212 372  1.2-  0.4+
    020119 946  1.5-  0.1-    020201 213  1.8-  1.2-    020214 704  0.8+  0.1+
    020119 946  1.0-  0.3+    020201 213  0.2-  0.9-    020214 704  0.1-  0.2+
    020119 468  0.4-  0.5+    020201 213  1.0-  0.6-    020214 704  0.2-  0.5-
    020120 428  0.1-  0.4-    020201 213  0.0   0.4+    020214 704  1.5+  0.3-
    020120 428  0.5-  0.4-    020202 215  0.4+  0.3-    020215 372  0.9-  0.1-
    020120 428  0.1-  0.5-    020202 215  0.7+  0.1-    020215 360  0.6+  0.1+
    020121 704  0.4+  0.2+    020202 215  0.8+  0.1+    020215 360  0.5+  0.1-
    020121 854  0.2+  0.8-    020202 118  0.8-  0.1+    020221 213  0.6-  0.3+
    020121 854  1.3-  0.5-    020202 118  0.0   0.7+    020221 213 (0.3-  2.4-)
    020121 704  0.4-  0.2-    020202 118  0.3-  0.1-    020221 213  0.1+  0.2-
    020121 854  0.1-  0.7+    020203 322  0.5+  0.4+    020221 213  0.2+  1.5+
    020121 704  0.2-  0.1-    020203 322  0.2+  0.2-    020221 213  0.2+  0.1-
    020121 704  0.1-  1.3-    020203 322  0.4+  0.6+    020222 170  0.5-  0.5-
    020121 704 (1.6+  3.3+)   020206 402  0.6+  0.1+    020222 170  0.4+  1.5-
    020121 918  0.7+  0.6-    020206 402  0.4+  0.1+    020223 170  0.5-  0.6+
    020121 918  1.4-  0.2+    020206 402  0.6+  0.1+    020223 170  0.6-  0.5-
    020121 649  0.2+  0.3-    020206 342  0.1-  0.2+    020302 170  0.8-  0.2+
    020121 918  1.0-  0.4+    020206 342  0.5+  0.8+    020302 170  0.4+  0.3+
    020121 649  0.2+  0.4+    020207 213 (0.9+  2.5-)   020303 213  1.3-  0.2+
    020121 649  0.4+  0.6-    020207 213  0.2+  0.6+    020303 213  0.1+  0.6-
    020121 448  0.1+  1.0-    020207 213 (6.1-  2.1-)   020303 213  0.9+  0.4-
    020121 448  0.2-  0.5-    020207 213  1.0-  0.8+    020303 213  0.2-  0.3+
    020121 448  1.5-  0.3+    020207 170  0.2+  0.6-    020304 204 (2.2-  5.3-)
    020121 448  0.0   0.1-    020207 170  0.3+  0.9-
    020122 349  1.4+  0.9+    020207 170  1.1+  0.9-
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 A3 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 03 07    06 31.78   -05 27.2    4.741    5.164   109.9    10.4  17.0
    2002 03 17    06 33.52   -03 48.4    4.864    5.159   101.7    10.9  17.1
    2002 03 27    06 36.49   -02 13.7    4.996    5.155    93.6    11.1  17.1
    2002 04 06    06 40.61   -00 44.8    5.133    5.153    85.5    11.2  17.2
    2002 04 16    06 45.77   +00 37.4    5.272    5.151    77.6    11.0  17.2
    2002 04 26    06 51.86   +01 52.2    5.410    5.151    69.8    10.6  17.3
    2002 05 06    06 58.74   +02 59.2    5.544    5.151    62.2    10.0  17.3
    2002 05 16    07 06.32   +03 58.6    5.670    5.153    54.8     9.2  17.4
    2002 05 26    07 14.46   +04 50.3    5.787    5.156    47.5     8.3  17.4
    2002 06 05    07 23.06   +05 34.6    5.892    5.160    40.3     7.3  17.5
    2002 06 15    07 32.03   +06 11.9    5.983    5.165    33.4     6.2  17.5
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000133
    and +0.006293 (+/- 0.000053) AU**-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-E21
    

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