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  • MPEC 2002-X46 : COMET C/2002 X1 (LINEAR)

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    M.P.E.C. 2002-X46                                Issued 2002 Dec. 7, 19:22 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 X1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK02X010  C2002 12 05.44440 10 34 06.76 +19 48 16.6          18.0 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 05.46098 10 34 05.92 +19 48 23.2          18.0 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 05.47628 10 34 05.12 +19 48 29.5          18.1 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 05.49172 10 34 04.33 +19 48 34.9          18.1 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 05.50717 10 34 03.48 +19 48 40.6          18.0 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.42658 10 33 15.92 +19 54 20.5          17.9 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.44012 10 33 15.23 +19 54 26.2          18.0 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.44132 10 33 15.18 +19 54 26.9          18.1 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.45552 10 33 14.41 +19 54 31.8          18.4 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.47053 10 33 13.58 +19 54 38.0          18.0 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.47095 10 33 13.51 +19 54 38.1          18.4 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.48498 10 33 12.77 +19 54 43.4          18.2 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.48631 10 33 12.67 +19 54 44.0          18.1 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.49944 10 33 11.96 +19 54 48.6          16.4 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.50152 10 33 11.83 +19 54 50.1          17.9 N      704
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.50449 10 33 11.67 +19 54 50.6          16.4 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 06.50928 10 33 11.43 +19 54 52.2          16.5 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.34307 10 32 26.49 +20 00 11.6          16.8 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.34782 10 32 26.23 +20 00 13.4          17.1 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.35375 10 32 25.88 +20 00 15.8          17.0 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.35881 10 32 25.61 +20 00 17.4          16.7 T      734
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.37153 10 32 24.93 +20 00 23.3          15.6 T      850
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.38542 10 32 24.09 +20 00 28.3          15.5 T      850
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.40278 10 32 23.09 +20 00 34.7          15.5 T      850
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.43216 10 32 21.55 +20 00 47.2          16.8 T      926
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.43904 10 32 21.19 +20 00 49.5          16.6 T      926
        CK02X010  C2002 12 07.44532 10 32 20.81 +20 00 52.3          16.8 T      926
    
    Observer details:
    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. Evans, P. Hopman.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    734 Farpoint Observatory.  Observers G. Hug, R. Valentine, B. Leifer.  0.30-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.3-m f/5.75
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  0.81-m
        f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 X1 (LINEAR)
    T 2002 Sept. 6.989 TT                                   MPC
    q   0.26947              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   15.653       +0.961511       +0.232098
                       Node   329.682       -0.272822       +0.742929
    e   1.0            Incl.   16.937       -0.032615       +0.627843
    From 27 observations 2002 Dec. 5-7.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2002 X1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2002 12 02    10 36.78   +19 28.4    1.537    1.911    96.0    30.9  15.7
    2002 12 12    10 27.72   +20 32.1    1.538    2.071   108.4    26.8  16.1
    2002 12 22    10 14.68   +21 50.8    1.547    2.226   121.6    22.1  16.4
    2003 01 01    09 58.05   +23 15.9    1.573    2.377   135.6    16.8  16.7
    2003 01 11    09 38.82   +24 36.7    1.624    2.524   149.9    11.3  17.1
    2003 01 21    09 18.64   +25 42.6    1.709    2.667   163.4     6.1  17.4
    2003 01 31    08 59.33   +26 27.3    1.829    2.806   171.0     3.2  17.8
    2003 02 10    08 42.43   +26 50.1    1.985    2.943   163.0     5.6  18.2
    2003 02 20    08 28.90   +26 54.4    2.173    3.077   151.1     8.9  18.6
    2003 03 02    08 18.99   +26 45.1    2.390    3.208   139.4    11.6  19.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-X46
    

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