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    M.P.E.C. 2002-S12                                Issued 2002 Sept. 16, 18:41 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.
    
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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2002 Q3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 12.57492 18 37 34.44 +47 22 38.3          15.7 T      360
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 12.57837 18 37 34.81 +47 22 09.9                      360
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 12.58071 18 37 35.20 +47 21 51.7                      360
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 12.93909 18 38 36.08 +46 34 04.2          17.5 T      J95
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 12.94178 18 38 36.54 +46 33 42.9          17.7 T      J95
        CK02Q030  C2002 09 13.86474 18 41 09.21 +44 29 30.1          18.2 N      215
    
    Observer details:
    215 Buchloe.  Observer W. Hasubick.  0.44-m f/4.6 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.3-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 Q3-A (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Aug. 19.0906 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.306213             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  125.7626      +0.5684280      +0.6996723
                       Node   154.1517      -0.4737862      -0.1517288
    e   1.0            Incl.   96.8949      +0.6726190      -0.6981669
    From 77 observations 2002 Aug. 26-Sept. 13.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 Q3-A (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 09 13    18 38.78   +46 26.1    0.756    1.359    99.9    46.9  18.7
    2002 09 15    18 44.15   +41 54.7    0.748    1.367   101.4    46.2  18.7
    2002 09 17    18 49.12   +37 18.1    0.746    1.376   102.6    45.5  18.7
    2002 09 19    18 53.76   +32 40.0    0.748    1.386   103.5    44.8  18.8
    2002 09 21    18 58.13   +28 04.2    0.755    1.396   104.1    44.2  18.8
    2002 09 23    19 02.27   +23 34.3    0.767    1.407   104.4    43.7  18.9
    2002 09 25    19 06.22   +19 13.7    0.784    1.418   104.3    43.3  19.0
    2002 09 27    19 10.00   +15 04.7    0.805    1.430   104.0    42.9  19.1
    2002 09 29    19 13.65   +11 09.3    0.830    1.442   103.4    42.5  19.2
    2002 10 01    19 17.19   +07 28.5    0.859    1.454   102.6    42.2  19.3
    2002 10 03    19 20.63   +04 02.8    0.891    1.468   101.6    41.9  19.4
    2002 10 05    19 23.99   +00 52.1    0.926    1.481   100.4    41.6  19.5
    2002 10 07    19 27.28   -02 03.9    0.964    1.495    99.1    41.3  19.7
    2002 10 09    19 30.51   -04 45.9    1.004    1.509    97.8    41.0  19.8
    2002 10 11    19 33.70   -07 14.7    1.047    1.524    96.3    40.6  19.9
    2002 10 13    19 36.85   -09 31.4    1.090    1.539    94.9    40.2  20.1
    2002 10 15    19 39.96   -11 36.8    1.136    1.555    93.3    39.8  20.2
    2002 10 17    19 43.04   -13 31.9    1.182    1.570    91.8    39.4  20.3
    2002 10 19    19 46.10   -15 17.7    1.230    1.586    90.3    38.9  20.5
    2002 10 21    19 49.13   -16 54.9    1.279    1.603    88.7    38.4  20.6
    2002 10 23    19 52.16   -18 24.3    1.328    1.619    87.1    37.9  20.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-S12
    

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