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    M.P.E.C. 2003-E63                                Issued 2003 Mar. 14, 22:00 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  C2003 02 27.99638 08 46 03.24 +14 33 10.5          19.7 T      230
        CK03A020  C2003 02 28.01684 08 46 03.06 +14 33 11.3          19.2 T      230
        CK03A020  C2003 03 04.86456 08 45 16.69 +14 38 34.0          18.8 T      213
        CK03A020  C2003 03 04.87753 08 45 16.37 +14 38 36.0          18.9 T      213
        CK03A020  C2003 03 04.88209 08 45 16.23 +14 38 35.0          18.9 T      213
        CK03A020  C2003 03 08.16857 08 44 47.96 +14 42 06.2          21.9 T      291
        CK03A020  C2003 03 08.24300 08 44 47.19 +14 42 11.2          22.1 T      291
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    230 Mt. Wendelstein Observatory.  Observer C. Ries.  Measurer H. Raab.  0.8-m
        reflector + CCD.
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer A. E. Gleason.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 A2 (Gleason)
    Epoch 2003 Nov. 17.0 TT = JDT 2452960.5
    T 2003 Nov. 5.81306 TT                                  MPC
    q  11.4270164            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0006068      Peri.  346.66676     -0.78044356     -0.62231429
     +/-0.0000173      Node   154.54478     +0.58572990     -0.76145669
    e   1.0069338      Incl.    8.06127     +0.21869688     -0.18140739
    From 95 observations 2002 Jan. 8-2003 Mar. 8, mean residual 0".62.
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000065
    and +0.000158 (+/- 0.000017) AU**-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-E63
    

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