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    M.P.E.C. 2002-R19                                Issued 2002 Sept. 5, 22:52 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 Q2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83399 17 52 20.88 +70 38 45.7                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83472 17 52 21.74 +70 38 41.2          17.0 N      213
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83505 17 52 21.26 +70 38 40.6                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83646 17 52 21.70 +70 38 33.0                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83751 17 52 22.13 +70 38 27.0                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83763 17 52 22.29 +70 38 28.6          17.0 N      213
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83856 17 52 22.47 +70 38 21.9                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83934 17 52 23.01 +70 38 18.3          17.0 N      213
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.83962 17 52 22.90 +70 38 15.7                      557
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.85576 17 52 28.96 +70 36 49.5                      595
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 30.86602 17 52 32.32 +70 35 55.2                      595
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 31.24968 17 54 47.21 +70 01 32.8          16.5 T      848
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 31.25079 17 54 47.35 +70 01 27.3          16.4 T      848
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 31.25194 17 54 47.66 +70 01 20.1          16.7 T      848
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 31.25310 17 54 47.93 +70 01 13.2          16.5 T      848
        CK02Q020  C2002 08 31.25424 17 54 48.64 +70 01 05.9          16.3 T      848
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.48927 18 01 32.91 +68 06 22.4                      349
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.49091 18 01 33.30 +68 06 14.1                      349
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.49383 18 01 34.47 +68 05 57.5          16.4 T      349
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.92593 18 03 45.82 +67 24 09.9          17.1 T      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.92760 18 03 46.77 +67 24 03.8          16.9 T      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.93050 18 03 47.36 +67 23 47.3                      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.93137 18 03 47.64 +67 23 42.3                      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 01.93223 18 03 47.94 +67 23 38.4                      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 04.93935 18 17 12.43 +62 12 31.6          18.3 T      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 04.94774 18 17 14.16 +62 11 34.6          18.3 T      J95
        CK02Q020  C2002 09 04.94873 18 17 14.41 +62 11 28.8          17.8 T      J95
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.18-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD, 0.25-m f/5.0
        reflector + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observers P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observers G. Lombardi, F. Piani, D. DiMaria, E. Pettarin.
        0.40-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    848 Tenagra Observatory, Cottage Grove.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem,
        M. Schwartz.  Measurer P. R. Holvorcem.  0.36-m f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.3-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 Q2 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Aug. 18.2430 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.306225             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  125.7291      +0.5680467      +0.6999180
                       Node   154.1446      -0.4736660      -0.1521538
    e   1.0            Incl.   96.9027      +0.6730256      -0.6978281
    From 84 observations 2002 Aug. 26-Sept. 4.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 Q2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 09 03    18 08.92   +65 37.4    0.842    1.328    91.2    49.4  16.9
    2002 09 05    18 17.45   +62 05.9    0.816    1.333    93.3    49.0  16.8
    2002 09 07    18 24.91   +58 18.5    0.793    1.339    95.3    48.5  16.8
    2002 09 09    18 31.54   +54 16.1    0.774    1.346    97.3    47.9  16.7
    2002 09 11    18 37.50   +50 00.2    0.759    1.354    99.2    47.2  16.7
    2002 09 13    18 42.93   +45 33.3    0.748    1.362   100.9    46.5  16.7
    2002 09 15    18 47.93   +40 58.2    0.741    1.371   102.3    45.8  16.7
    2002 09 17    18 52.57   +36 18.6    0.740    1.380   103.5    45.1  16.7
    2002 09 19    18 56.93   +31 38.3    0.743    1.390   104.4    44.4  16.8
    2002 09 21    19 01.05   +27 01.3    0.751    1.400   104.9    43.9  16.8
    2002 09 23    19 04.97   +22 31.1    0.764    1.411   105.1    43.3  16.9
    2002 09 25    19 08.71   +18 10.9    0.782    1.423   105.0    42.9  17.0
    2002 09 27    19 12.32   +14 03.1    0.804    1.435   104.6    42.5  17.1
    2002 09 29    19 15.81   +10 09.4    0.830    1.447   103.9    42.2  17.2
    2002 10 01    19 19.20   +06 30.7    0.860    1.460   103.1    41.9  17.3
    2002 10 03    19 22.51   +03 07.4    0.893    1.473   102.0    41.6  17.4
    2002 10 05    19 25.74   -00 00.7    0.929    1.487   100.8    41.4  17.6
    2002 10 07    19 28.93   -02 54.1    0.968    1.501    99.5    41.1  17.7
    2002 10 09    19 32.06   -05 33.5    1.008    1.516    98.1    40.7  17.8
    2002 10 11    19 35.15   -07 59.8    1.051    1.530    96.6    40.4  18.0
    2002 10 13    19 38.21   -10 14.1    1.095    1.546    95.1    40.0  18.1
    2002 10 15    19 41.25   -12 17.2    1.141    1.561    93.5    39.6  18.2
    2002 10 17    19 44.26   -14 10.2    1.188    1.577    92.0    39.2  18.4
    2002 10 19    19 47.25   -15 53.9    1.236    1.593    90.4    38.7  18.5
    2002 10 21    19 50.22   -17 29.2    1.285    1.610    88.8    38.2  18.6
    2002 10 23    19 53.19   -18 56.9    1.335    1.627    87.3    37.7  18.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-R19
    

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