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    M.P.E.C. 2003-A86                                Issued 2003 Jan. 15, 22:08 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/2003 A1
    
    Observations:
        PK03A010  C2003 01 08.08120 01 10 20.19 -04 41 01.0          18.6 T      704
        PK03A010  C2003 01 08.09750 01 10 20.71 -04 40 29.6          18.7 T      704
        PK03A010  C2003 01 08.11361 01 10 21.26 -04 39 58.7          19.1 T      704
        PK03A010  C2003 01 08.13048 01 10 21.66 -04 39 26.6          18.6 T      704
        PK03A010  C2003 01 08.15018 01 10 22.56 -04 38 47.7          18.4 T      704
        PK03A010  C2003 01 11.81499 01 12 47.74 -02 42 02.2          17.4 T      213
        PK03A010  C2003 01 11.82797 01 12 48.26 -02 41 38.3          17.4 T      213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 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. Evans, P. Hopman.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 A1
    T 2003 Feb. 1.990 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.91415              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.138821       Peri.  357.421       +0.595372       -0.542144
    a   3.69402        Node    55.224       +0.749471       +0.108797
    e   0.48182        Incl.   46.213       +0.289526       +0.833213
    P   7.10
    From 51 observations 2003 Jan. 5-11.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 A1
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 01 11    01 12.23   -03 07.8    1.737    1.924    85.2    30.6  17.5
    2003 01 21    01 20.17   +01 59.2    1.847    1.917    78.8    30.2  17.7
    2003 01 31    01 30.08   +06 47.2    1.960    1.914    72.7    29.4  17.8
    2003 02 10    01 41.73   +11 17.5    2.074    1.915    66.9    28.3  17.9
    2003 02 20    01 54.92   +15 31.6    2.188    1.920    61.3    26.9  18.0
    2003 03 02    02 09.54   +19 30.8    2.298    1.929    56.1    25.2  18.2
    2003 03 12    02 25.55   +23 16.3    2.404    1.942    51.2    23.5  18.3
    2003 03 22    02 42.93   +26 48.8    2.505    1.958    46.6    21.7  18.4
    2003 04 01    03 01.71   +30 08.8    2.599    1.978    42.3    19.9  18.5
    2003 04 11    03 21.92   +33 16.1    2.687    2.001    38.4    18.1  18.7
    2003 04 21    03 43.61   +36 10.2    2.767    2.027    34.9    16.5  18.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-A86
    

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