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    M.P.E.C. 2002-U59                                Issued 2002 Oct. 31, 21:26 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 U2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02U020  C2002 10 26.74795 08 28 04.74 +73 35 41.6          17.5 T      151
        CK02U020  C2002 10 26.74860 08 28 05.64 +73 35 43.8          17.4 T      151
        CK02U020  C2002 10 26.74991 08 28 06.52 +73 35 47.2          17.4 T      151
        CK02U020  C2002 10 26.75148 08 28 08.17 +73 35 51.1          17.2 T      151
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.08285 08 33 08.48 +73 49 54.7          16.4 N      213
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.08426 08 33 08.41 +73 49 59.9          16.4 N      213
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.08597 08 33 12.08 +73 50 01.8          16.4 N      213
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.08859 08 33 13.54 +73 50 08.4          16.4 N      213
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.09072 08 33 15.53 +73 50 14.3          16.0 N      232
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.09300 08 33 17.39 +73 50 20.6          16.1 N      232
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.09532 08 33 19.82 +73 50 27.2          16.1 N      232
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.11336 08 33 36.63 +73 51 11.3          15.9 N      232
        CK02U020  C2002 10 27.11499 08 33 37.80 +73 51 14.6          16.1 N      232
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.09615 09 06 31.58 +75 05 39.6          15.4 T      049
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.09853 09 06 34.52 +75 05 44.7          15.5 T      049
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.10630 09 06 42.66 +75 06 00.6          15.4 T      049
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.40004 09 12 03.13 +75 15 38.2          17.2 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.41660 09 12 20.72 +75 16 10.5          17.4 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.43297 09 12 40.26 +75 16 39.6          17.3 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.44933 09 12 57.35 +75 17 11.5          17.4 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 29.46570 09 13 15.50 +75 17 42.4          17.0 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 30.41080 09 31 14.92 +75 45 19.5          17.4 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 30.42810 09 31 35.77 +75 45 46.5          17.2 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 30.44461 09 31 54.73 +75 46 12.9          17.3 T      704
        CK02U020  C2002 10 30.46210 09 32 16.19 +75 46 38.7          17.3 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    049 Uppsala-Kvistaberg.  Observers O. Karlsson, C.-I. Lagerkvist, J. Warell.
        1.0-m Schmidt + CCD,
    151 Eschenberg Observatory, Winterthur.  Observer M. Griesser.  0.40-m f/5.8
        Hypergraph + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves N.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.25-m
        f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    232 Masquefa Observatory.  Observer E. Reina L.  0.25-m f/6.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, S. Adams, D. Torres, T. Brothers,
        S. Partridge.  Measurers J. Stuart, R. Sayer, J. B. Evans, H. Viggh.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 U2 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Dec. 31.9138 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.209783             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   95.7453      -0.3977433      -0.7435843
                       Node    38.7700      -0.0320196      -0.5742028
    e   1.0            Incl.   59.1287      +0.9169379      -0.3425983
    From 38 observations 2002 Oct. 25-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 U2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 10 23    07 40.7    +70 38.1    1.086    1.611   101.3    37.3  15.3
    2002 10 25    08 04.0    +72 16.9    1.070    1.592   100.8    37.9  15.2
    2002 10 27    08 31.8    +73 46.4    1.055    1.573   100.2    38.5  15.1
    2002 10 29    09 04.8    +75 02.4    1.042    1.554    99.5    39.1  15.0
    2002 10 31    09 43.0    +76 00.0    1.032    1.536    98.7    39.7  14.9
    2002 11 02    10 25.5    +76 34.5    1.023    1.518    97.8    40.4  14.9
    2002 11 04    11 10.3    +76 42.2    1.016    1.500    96.7    41.0  14.8
    2002 11 06    11 54.3    +76 22.6    1.010    1.483    95.6    41.7  14.7
    2002 11 08    12 34.9    +75 37.7    1.007    1.466    94.4    42.4  14.7
    2002 11 10    13 10.6    +74 31.9    1.005    1.450    93.2    43.0  14.6
    2002 11 12    13 40.8    +73 10.2    1.005    1.433    91.9    43.7  14.6
    2002 11 14    14 06.2    +71 37.2    1.006    1.417    90.5    44.3  14.5
    2002 11 16    14 27.32   +69 56.6    1.009    1.402    89.1    44.9  14.5
    2002 11 18    14 45.03   +68 11.4    1.013    1.387    87.7    45.4  14.4
    2002 11 20    14 59.97   +66 23.8    1.018    1.373    86.3    45.9  14.4
    2002 11 22    15 12.69   +64 35.2    1.024    1.358    84.9    46.4  14.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-U59
    

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