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    M.P.E.C. 2003-C72                                Issued 2003 Feb. 15, 18:05 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/2003 A2 (GLEASON)
    
    Observations:
        CK03A020  C2002 01 08.35601 07 59 59.30 +15 14 04.3          19.0 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 01 08.38297 07 59 58.98 +15 14 05.3          19.0 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 01 08.40749 07 59 58.63 +15 14 06.3          19.1 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 06.17869 07 53 43.66 +15 40 12.7          19.2 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 06.19955 07 53 43.39 +15 40 13.7          18.8 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 06.22052 07 53 43.14 +15 40 14.9          18.7 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 16.17115 07 51 52.09 +15 49 48.9          19.0 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 16.19213 07 51 51.89 +15 49 50.3          18.8 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 02 16.21305 07 51 51.65 +15 49 51.3          18.9 T      644
        CK03A020  C2002 03 05.12162 07 49 34.21 +16 05 07.8          19.6 N      644
        CK03A020  C2002 03 05.14258 07 49 34.03 +16 05 08.5          19.5 N      644
        CK03A020  C2002 03 05.16476 07 49 33.90 +16 05 10.3          19.7 N      644
        CK03A020  C2003 02 12.07651 08 49 06.22 +14 14 13.0          18.0 T      620
    
    Observer details:
    620 Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca.  Observers S. Sanchez, J. Nomen,
        R. Stoss.  0.30-m f/9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence, M.
        Hicks, R. Thicksten.  Precovery images identified and measured by
        R. Haver, A. Pelloni and G. Forti.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 A2 (Gleason)
    Epoch 2003 Nov. 17.0 TT = JDT 2452960.5
    T 2003 Nov. 6.07149 TT                                  MPC
    q  11.4267279            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0006115      Peri.  346.67673     -0.78054895     -0.62218200
     +/-0.0000201      Node   154.54451     +0.58560079     -0.76155624
    e   1.0069871      Incl.    8.06133     +0.21866653     -0.18144327
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    020108 644  0.0   0.3-    030111 291  0.0   0.3+    030114 850  0.6-  1.1+
    020108 644  0.5+  0.6-    030111 850  1.1+  0.7+    030114 711  1.3-  0.9-
    020108 644  0.2+  0.8-    030111 858  0.5+  0.8-    030114 850  0.6+  0.0
    020206 644  0.2-  0.8+    030111 291  0.5-  0.0     030114 711  0.0   0.6+
    020206 644  0.4-  0.6+    030111 858  1.8+  1.4+    030125 204  0.3+  0.8-
    020206 644  0.3-  0.6+    030111 246  1.3+  1.4+    030125 204  0.1-  0.4-
    020216 644  0.0   0.2-    030112 246  0.9+  1.6+    030125 204  0.0   0.4+
    020216 644  0.3+  0.1-    030112 246  0.3-  0.5-    030127 644  0.1-  0.7+
    020216 644  0.0   0.3-    030112 246  0.4-  1.0+    030127 644  0.0   0.3+
    020305 644  0.4+  0.1+    030112 246  0.8+  0.5-    030127 644  0.0   0.0
    020305 644  0.3-  0.3-    030112 246  0.4+  0.0     030128 620  0.7+  0.8-
    020305 644  0.2-  0.4+    030112 850 (2.2+  0.5-)   030128 620  0.8-  0.0
    021114 644  0.1-  0.6-    030112 858  1.5+  0.4-    030129 291  0.6-  0.4-
    021114 644  0.0   0.3-    030112 858  1.8+  0.9-    030129 291  0.1-  0.3+
    021114 644  0.3-  1.2-    030112 850 (2.9+  0.4+)   030129 291  0.6-  0.7-
    021120 644  1.1-  0.5+    030112 291  1.2-  0.6+    030201 246  0.1+  0.1+
    030110 291  0.2-  0.5+    030112 291  0.7-  0.5-    030201 246  0.2-  0.5-
    030110 291  0.2+  0.2+    030112 291  1.2-  0.6+    030201 246  0.6-  0.2+
    030110 291  0.3+  0.0     030113 291  0.5-  0.0     030201 246  0.1+  0.2-
    030110 291  0.1-  0.3-    030113 291  0.2-  0.5+    030201 246  0.0   0.7-
    030110 291  0.2+  0.4+    030113 291  0.0   0.2-    030201 246  0.1+  0.3+
    030110 291  0.5-  1.1+    030113 291  0.2+  0.3-    030202 360  0.2-  0.6-
    030111 850 (3.1+  3.5-)   030113 291  0.4-  0.1-    030202 360  0.1-  0.8-
    030111 850 (0.5-  3.6-)   030113 291  0.3-  0.2+    030202 360  0.1-  0.5-
    030111 850 (1.9-  2.2+)   030113 413  0.6+  0.7-    030206 360  0.5-  0.4-
    030111 291  0.5-  0.0     030113 413  0.4+  0.6-    030206 360  0.7-  0.7-
    030111 850  0.5-  1.6+    030113 413  0.3-  0.5-    030212 620  1.2+  0.4+
    030111 858  0.5+  0.2-    030114 850  0.2+  0.3-
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 A2 (Gleason)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 02 10    08 49.54   +14 11.7   10.537   11.508   169.5     0.9  19.2
    2003 02 20    08 47.51   +14 23.8   10.573   11.502   159.2     1.7  19.2
    2003 03 02    08 45.72   +14 35.4   10.638   11.497   148.8     2.6  19.2
    2003 03 12    08 44.30   +14 46.0   10.729   11.491   138.5     3.3  19.3
    2003 03 22    08 43.33   +14 55.1   10.842   11.486   128.3     3.9  19.3
    2003 04 01    08 42.87   +15 02.3   10.974   11.481   118.3     4.4  19.3
    2003 04 11    08 42.97   +15 07.5   11.120   11.476   108.4     4.8  19.3
    2003 04 21    08 43.63   +15 10.5   11.275   11.471    98.8     5.0  19.4
    2003 05 01    08 44.85   +15 11.2   11.434   11.467    89.4     5.0  19.4
    2003 05 11    08 46.61   +15 09.6   11.593   11.463    80.1     5.0  19.4
    2003 05 21    08 48.88   +15 05.7   11.748   11.459    71.0     4.8  19.4
    2003 05 31    08 51.61   +14 59.5   11.895   11.455    62.1     4.5  19.5
    2003 06 10    08 54.75   +14 51.3   12.030   11.452    53.3     4.1  19.5
    2003 06 20    08 58.25   +14 41.0   12.150   11.449    44.6     3.6  19.5
    2003 06 30    09 02.05   +14 28.9   12.252   11.446    36.0     3.0  19.5
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000060
    and +0.000153 (+/- 0.000020) AU**-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-C72
    

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