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  • MPEC 2002-M04 : COMET C/2002 J4 (NEAT)

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    M.P.E.C. 2002-M04                                Issued 2002 June 17, 17:37 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 J4 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        CK02J040  C2002 06 09.58147 15 33 42.29 -00 47 52.3                      349
        CK02J040  C2002 06 09.58395 15 33 42.18 -00 47 53.9                      349
        CK02J040  C2002 06 09.58646 15 33 42.14 -00 47 54.0          17.6 T      349
        CK02J040  C2002 06 11.90199 15 32 26.24 -00 57 00.2          17.2 T      170
        CK02J040  C2002 06 11.91050 15 32 26.06 -00 57 01.6          17.7 T      204
        CK02J040  C2002 06 11.94662 15 32 24.80 -00 57 10.1          17.8 T      204
        CK02J040  C2002 06 14.90924 15 30 50.67 -01 09 24.7          17.3 T      213
        CK02J040  C2002 06 14.92181 15 30 50.32 -01 09 28.6          17.4 T      213
    
    Observer details:
    170 Observatorio de Begues.  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.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 J4 (NEAT)
    T 2003 Oct. 2.8587 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.631350             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  230.7137      +0.2963737      +0.6651280
                       Node    70.9046      -0.4856038      +0.7228962
    e   1.0            Incl.   46.4943      -0.8224059      -0.1871518
    From 96 observations 2002 May 4-June 14.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-M04
    

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