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    M.P.E.C. 2002-H04                                Issued 2002 Apr. 16, 17:33 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 03 31.88259 09 17 47.85 -18 52 05.4          18.4 T      204
        CK02B020  C2002 03 31.91254 09 17 44.82 -18 51 35.1          18.1 T      204
        CK02B020  C2002 04 04.53521 09 12 00.53 -17 54 03.0          18.4 T      360
        CK02B020  C2002 04 04.54053 09 12 00.03 -17 53 57.8                      360
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.6 reflector
        + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 B2 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Apr. 6.8048 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.842926             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  257.0726      -0.8350984      +0.4067135
                       Node    54.3220      +0.4742171      +0.8735067
    e   1.0            Incl.  152.8718      -0.2787990      +0.2675262
    From 44 observations 2002 Jan. 23-Apr. 4.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 B2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 04 16    08 56.83   -14 58.9    3.354    3.844   112.0    14.0  17.5  19.3
    2002 04 26    08 47.06   -12 40.9    3.525    3.847   101.0    14.9  17.6  19.5
    2002 05 06    08 40.12   -10 40.4    3.710    3.851    90.4    15.2  17.7  19.6
    2002 05 16    08 35.54   -08 58.2    3.900    3.858    80.2    15.0  17.8  19.7
    2002 05 26    08 32.90   -07 33.9    4.086    3.867    70.5    14.3  17.9  19.8
    2002 06 05    08 31.79   -06 25.9    4.263    3.878    61.2    13.3  18.0  19.9
    2002 06 15    08 31.89   -05 32.8    4.426    3.890    52.4    11.9  18.1  19.9
    2002 06 25    08 32.90   -04 53.0    4.570    3.905    44.1    10.4  18.2  19.9
    2002 07 05    08 34.56   -04 24.8    4.693    3.922    36.4     8.9  18.3  19.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-H04
    

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