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    M.P.E.C. 2002-O09                                Issued 2002 July 17, 19:52 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 L9 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        CK02L090  C2002 07 02.69957 19 55 47.31 -29 22 53.7          18.9 N      413
        CK02L090  C2002 07 02.70235 19 55 47.23 -29 22 54.4          18.9 N      413
        CK02L090  C2002 07 11.95302 19 51 43.67 -30 08 47.5          17.8 T      213
        CK02L090  C2002 07 11.95649 19 51 43.38 -30 08 48.0          17.8 T      213
        CK02L090  C2002 07 11.97773 19 51 42.87 -30 08 55.7          17.8 T      213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    413 Siding Spring Observatory.  Observer G. J. Garradd.  1.0-m f/8 reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 L9 (NEAT)
    T 2004 Apr. 7.3817 TT                                   MPC
    q   7.022448             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  231.5960      +0.4872711      -0.0597926
                       Node   110.4598      -0.1516704      +0.9766952
    e   1.0            Incl.   68.4129      -0.8599785      -0.2061342
    From 44 observations 2002 June 6-July 11.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 L9 (NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 07 15    19 50.33   -30 23.6    7.103    8.108   170.7     1.2        17.5
    2002 07 25    19 45.68   -31 10.6    7.085    8.077   166.6     1.7        17.5
    2002 08 04    19 41.09   -31 54.3    7.098    8.046   157.7     2.7        17.6
    2002 08 14    19 36.79   -32 34.0    7.139    8.015   147.9     3.9        17.6
    2002 08 24    19 33.02   -33 09.3    7.208    7.985   137.8     4.9        17.7
    2002 09 03    19 29.96   -33 40.0    7.298    7.956   127.7     5.8        17.8
    2002 09 13    19 27.76   -34 06.4    7.408    7.926   117.7     6.5        17.8
    2002 09 23    19 26.53   -34 28.8    7.531    7.897   107.9     6.9        17.9
    2002 10 03    19 26.31   -34 47.7    7.663    7.869    98.2     7.2        17.9
    2002 10 13    19 27.14   -35 03.6    7.799    7.840    88.7     7.3        18.0
    2002 10 23    19 28.97   -35 17.0    7.934    7.813    79.4     7.2        18.0
    2002 11 02    19 31.76   -35 28.4    8.064    7.785    70.3     6.9        18.0
    2002 11 12    19 35.46   -35 38.3    8.184    7.758    61.3     6.4        18.0
    2002 11 22    19 39.96   -35 47.0    8.291    7.731    52.6     5.8        18.0
    2002 12 02    19 45.18   -35 55.0    8.382    7.705    44.1     5.1        18.0
    2002 12 12    19 51.02   -36 02.6    8.454    7.679    36.0     4.3        17.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-O09
    

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