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    M.P.E.C. 2002-K66                                Issued 2002 May 28, 22:25 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 J5 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02J050  C2002 05 22.37380 20 12 56.82 +09 33 27.2          18.4 T      704
        CK02J050  C2002 05 22.40285 20 12 55.96 +09 33 38.5          18.8 T      704
        CK02J050  C2002 05 22.41734 20 12 55.50 +09 33 44.5          18.5 T      704
        CK02J050  C2002 05 26.05999 20 11 02.04 +09 58 34.0          18.1 T      213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + 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 J5 (LINEAR)
    Epoch 2003 Oct. 8.0 TT = JDT 2452920.5
    T 2003 Sept. 19.26228 TT                                MPC
    q   5.7278634            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0001818      Peri.   74.81802     -0.13475060     -0.75777074
     +/-0.0000401      Node   314.10971     -0.79584937     +0.46662398
    e   1.0010411      Incl.  117.22663     +0.59031013     +0.45612013
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    010806 608  0.2+  0.2+    020516 246  0.0   0.3-    020517 540  0.1-  0.1+
    010806 608  0.4-  0.2+    020516 246  0.1-  0.2-    020517 540  0.1-  0.0
    010806 608  0.0   0.1-    020516 246  0.0   0.3-    020517 611  0.2-  0.0
    010825 704  0.1+  0.6-    020516 704  0.4-  0.3+    020518 611  0.4-  0.5-
    010825 704  1.1+  0.0     020516 704  0.5-  1.5-    020518 557  0.3-  0.5+
    010825 704  0.1-  0.6-    020516 704  0.6+  0.2-    020518 704  0.0   1.0+
    010825 704  0.4-  0.9+    020516 704  1.7-  1.2-    020518 704  0.5-  0.3+
    010825 704  0.6-  0.0     020516 704  1.4+  0.3+    020518 704  0.9-  0.2+
    020515 704  0.5+  0.7+    020517 704  0.1+  1.6+    020518 704  0.6-  0.9+
    020515 704  0.0   0.0     020517 704  0.5+  0.7+    020519 170  0.1+  1.3-
    020515 704  0.4+  0.4+    020517 704  1.1+  0.2-    020519 170 (1.0-  2.6-)
    020515 704  0.2-  0.6+    020517 704  0.6+  0.2+    020520 213  0.7+  1.2-
    020516 246  0.2+  0.0     020517 704  0.4-  0.4+    020520 213  0.3-  0.8-
    020516 246  0.1+  0.2-    020517 704  1.3+  0.4-    020520 213  0.5-  1.3-
    020516 246  0.0   0.1-    020517 704  0.9+  0.2+    020520 213 (2.1+  1.8-)
    020516 246  0.1-  0.2-    020517 704  0.5-  2.0+    020522 704  0.3-  0.3+
    020516 246  0.0   0.1-    020517 540  0.0   0.3+    020522 704  0.1-  0.4-
    020516 246  0.1-  0.1-    020517 540  0.4-  0.0     020522 704  0.4-  0.4-
    020516 246  0.1-  0.1-    020517 540  0.4+  0.5+    020526 213 (0.1+  2.1+)
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 J5 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 05 26    20 11.07   +09 58.1    6.203    6.669   113.3     8.0        19.6
    2002 06 05    20 05.07   +11 03.5    6.042    6.633   121.9     7.5        19.6
    2002 06 15    19 57.92   +12 03.6    5.901    6.599   129.9     6.8        19.5
    2002 06 25    19 49.79   +12 56.2    5.787    6.565   136.8     6.1        19.4
    2002 07 05    19 40.87   +13 39.8    5.701    6.531   141.9     5.5        19.3
    2002 07 15    19 31.47   +14 13.0    5.646    6.498   144.2     5.3        19.3
    2002 07 25    19 21.92   +14 35.0    5.624    6.465   143.1     5.4        19.2
    2002 08 04    19 12.59   +14 46.0    5.632    6.433   139.1     5.9        19.3
    2002 08 14    19 03.83   +14 46.8    5.670    6.401   132.8     6.7        19.3
    2002 08 24    18 55.92   +14 38.9    5.734    6.371   125.2     7.4        19.3
    2002 09 03    18 49.09   +14 24.4    5.819    6.340   116.9     8.2        19.4
    2002 09 13    18 43.48   +14 05.4    5.921    6.310   108.4     8.7        19.5
    2002 09 23    18 39.15   +13 44.3    6.034    6.281    99.7     9.1        19.5
    2002 10 03    18 36.10   +13 23.1    6.153    6.253    91.1     9.2        19.5
    2002 10 13    18 34.27   +13 03.6    6.273    6.225    82.7     9.1        19.6
    2002 10 23    18 33.57   +12 47.4    6.389    6.198    74.5     8.9        19.6
    2002 11 02    18 33.90   +12 35.9    6.496    6.171    66.7     8.5        19.6
    2002 11 12    18 35.12   +12 30.1    6.590    6.145    59.4     8.0        19.6
    2002 11 22    18 37.09   +12 31.0    6.669    6.120    52.6     7.4        19.6
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are + 0.000081
    and +0.000035 (+/- 0.000040) AU**-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-K66
    

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