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    M.P.E.C. 2002-U10                                Issued 2002 Oct. 21, 19:56 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 P1 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        CK02P010  C2002 10 02.53698 20 58 31.82 -08 43 57.2          19.3 T      360
        CK02P010  C2002 10 02.54316 20 58 31.81 -08 43 56.9                      360
        CK02P010  C2002 10 02.54733 20 58 31.73 -08 43 56.0                      360
        CK02P010  C2002 10 11.51166 20 57 56.10 -08 31 09.5          19.1 T      360
        CK02P010  C2002 10 11.51648 20 57 56.08 -08 31 09.1                      360
        CK02P010  C2002 10 11.53549 20 57 56.02 -08 31 08.0                      360
    
    Observer details:
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 P1 (NEAT)
    T 2001 Nov. 24.8239 TT                                  MPC
    q   6.531764             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.002554       Peri.  347.9095      +0.5064091      +0.7471067
                       Node   310.6670      -0.7362883      +0.1147597
    e   0.983320       Incl.   34.5857      -0.4488089      +0.6547227
    From 49 observations 2002 Aug. 7-Oct. 11.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 P1 (NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 10 13    20 57.91   -08 28.9    6.396    6.874   114.7     7.6  18.4
    2002 10 23    20 58.30   -08 12.1    6.568    6.894   105.1     8.0  18.5
    2002 11 02    20 59.61   -07 52.6    6.748    6.916    95.6     8.2  18.5
    2002 11 12    21 01.82   -07 30.2    6.930    6.938    86.3     8.2  18.6
    2002 11 22    21 04.83   -07 04.5    7.111    6.960    77.2     8.0  18.7
    2002 12 02    21 08.57   -06 35.5    7.287    6.983    68.3     7.5  18.8
    2002 12 12    21 12.95   -06 03.1    7.454    7.006    59.5     7.0  18.8
    2002 12 22    21 17.86   -05 27.2    7.609    7.030    50.9     6.2  18.9
    2003 01 01    21 23.20   -04 47.9    7.748    7.055    42.5     5.4  18.9
    2003 01 11    21 28.88   -04 05.4    7.870    7.080    34.3     4.5  19.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-U10
    

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