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    M.P.E.C. 2002-L10                                Issued 2002 June 3, 18:11 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 K2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02K020  C2002 05 19.69861 18 02 31.13 +12 35 00.7          18.6 T      360
        CK02K020  C2002 05 19.71167 18 02 30.22 +12 35 08.1                      360
        CK02K020  C2002 05 19.71609 18 02 29.94 +12 35 10.3                      360
        CK02K020  C2002 05 26.01775 17 55 11.94 +13 32 00.5          18.2 T      213
        CK02K020  C2002 05 26.02501 17 55 11.27 +13 31 58.8          18.2 T      213
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.94959 17 47 58.31 +14 20 51.4                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.95639 17 47 57.81 +14 20 54.6                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.95777 17 47 57.67 +14 20 55.5                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.95988 17 47 57.52 +14 20 55.6                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.96124 17 47 57.42 +14 20 57.0                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 05 31.96269 17 47 57.31 +14 20 57.3                      046
        CK02K020  C2002 06 01.04876 17 47 51.06 +14 21 37.6          18.4 T      213
        CK02K020  C2002 06 01.05884 17 47 50.36 +14 21 43.8          18.5 T      213
        CK02K020  C2002 06 02.29810 17 46 17.54 +14 31 19.0          18.5 T      704
        CK02K020  C2002 06 02.31236 17 46 16.52 +14 31 24.7          18.9 T      704
        CK02K020  C2002 06 02.32546 17 46 15.54 +14 31 30.3          19.2 T      704
        CK02K020  C2002 06 02.35166 17 46 13.53 +14 31 43.8          19.0 T      704
        CK02K020  C2002 06 03.39535 17 44 54.90 +14 39 38.7          19.1 T      704
        CK02K020  C2002 06 03.40929 17 44 53.95 +14 39 41.1          19.6 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + 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 K2 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Jan. 6.675 TT                                    MPC
    q   5.23854              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   26.767       +0.103246       -0.719091
                       Node   294.585       -0.992874       -0.115843
    e   1.0            Incl.  130.913       -0.059509       +0.685192
    From 62 observations 2002 May 16-June 3.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 K2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 05 26    17 55.22   +13 31.8    4.557    5.342   136.9     7.4        19.5
    2002 06 05    17 42.89   +14 51.5    4.534    5.357   140.6     6.9        19.4
    2002 06 15    17 30.09   +15 55.8    4.548    5.373   140.8     6.9        19.5
    2002 06 25    17 17.37   +16 43.0    4.596    5.390   137.5     7.3        19.5
    2002 07 05    17 05.24   +17 13.0    4.678    5.408   131.7     8.1        19.6
    2002 07 15    16 54.16   +17 26.7    4.789    5.427   124.3     8.9        19.7
    2002 07 25    16 44.47   +17 26.7    4.924    5.447   116.0     9.6        19.8
    2002 08 04    16 36.34   +17 15.8    5.078    5.468   107.4    10.2        19.9
    2002 08 14    16 29.86   +16 56.9    5.244    5.490    98.7    10.5        20.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-L10
    

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