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    M.P.E.C. 2002-U14                                Issued 2002 Oct. 21, 21:41 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                COMET P/2002 S1 (SKIFF)
    
    Observations:
        PK02S010  C2002 10 09.12367 07 39 48.71 +51 24 37.5                      118
        PK02S010  C2002 10 09.12483 07 39 48.86 +51 24 37.9                      118
        PK02S010  C2002 10 09.12588 07 39 48.94 +51 24 38.3          18.4 T      118
        PK02S010  C2002 10 09.12700 07 39 49.02 +51 24 38.5                      118
        PK02S010  C2002 10 09.13122 07 39 49.44 +51 24 39.5                      118
        PK02S010  C2002 10 13.09336 07 45 30.38 +51 44 48.6                      204
        PK02S010  C2002 10 13.12715 07 45 33.17 +51 44 59.6          18.6 N      204
        PK02S010  C2002 10 13.15072 07 45 35.09 +51 45 07.0          18.2 T      204
        PK02S010  C2002 10 14.73674 07 47 44.57 +51 53 23.1          18.1 T      360
        PK02S010  C2002 10 14.74431 07 47 45.18 +51 53 25.6                      360
        PK02S010  C2002 10 19.09959 07 53 18.11 +52 16 45.1          17.9 N      J95
        PK02S010  C2002 10 19.10386 07 53 18.46 +52 16 46.2          18.6 N      J95
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observers A. Galad, S. Gajdos.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observers L. Buzzi, S. Di Filippo.  0.60-m
        f/3.62 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:
        P/2002 S1 (Skiff)
    T 2002 Mar. 25.4446 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.305836             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1211026      Peri.   35.4836      +0.9068311      -0.4091135
    a   4.046073       Node   347.3941      +0.1898842      +0.6113236
    e   0.430105       Incl.   27.6877      +0.3762996      +0.6774287
    P   8.14
    From 43 observations 2002 Sept. 17-Oct. 19.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2002 S1 (Skiff)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 10 13    07 45.37   +51 44.3    2.516    2.720    90.8    21.5  17.3
    2002 10 23    07 57.79   +52 38.5    2.441    2.756    97.6    21.0  17.3
    2002 11 02    08 07.02   +53 38.1    2.369    2.793   104.8    20.1  17.3
    2002 11 12    08 12.54   +54 42.8    2.303    2.830   112.2    18.9  17.3
    2002 11 22    08 13.84   +55 50.0    2.246    2.868   119.8    17.4  17.3
    2002 12 02    08 10.53   +56 54.6    2.202    2.906   127.2    15.7  17.3
    2002 12 12    08 02.53   +57 48.9    2.173    2.945   134.2    13.9  17.4
    2002 12 22    07 50.43   +58 23.7    2.164    2.985   139.9    12.3  17.4
    2003 01 01    07 35.59   +58 30.7    2.178    3.024   143.4    11.2  17.5
    2003 01 11    07 20.02   +58 05.1    2.215    3.064   143.8    10.9  17.6
    2003 01 21    07 05.87   +57 07.9    2.277    3.104   141.0    11.5  17.7
    2003 01 31    06 54.74   +55 45.3    2.363    3.145   135.8    12.6  17.8
    2003 02 10    06 47.43   +54 05.2    2.470    3.185   129.0    13.9  18.0
    2003 02 20    06 44.03   +52 16.2    2.597    3.226   121.6    15.1  18.2
    2003 03 02    06 44.17   +50 24.4    2.739    3.267   113.8    16.1  18.3
    2003 03 12    06 47.34   +48 34.1    2.894    3.307   105.9    16.8  18.5
    2003 03 22    06 52.97   +46 47.6    3.058    3.348    98.2    17.1  18.7
    2003 04 01    07 00.54   +45 05.7    3.227    3.389    90.6    17.1  18.8
    2003 04 11    07 09.63   +43 28.4    3.400    3.430    83.2    16.9  19.0
    2003 04 21    07 19.86   +41 55.3    3.572    3.470    76.1    16.3  19.2
    2003 05 01    07 30.95   +40 25.7    3.742    3.510    69.1    15.5  19.3
    2003 05 11    07 42.66   +38 59.0    3.907    3.551    62.2    14.6  19.5
    2003 05 21    07 54.80   +37 34.4    4.065    3.591    55.6    13.4  19.6
    2003 05 31    08 07.20   +36 11.4    4.214    3.631    49.0    12.2  19.7
    2003 06 10    08 19.75   +34 49.7    4.353    3.670    42.6    10.8  19.8
    2003 06 20    08 32.33   +33 28.9    4.479    3.710    36.3     9.3  19.9
    2003 06 30    08 44.86   +32 08.9    4.593    3.749    30.2     7.8  20.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-U14
    

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