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    M.P.E.C. 2003-G46                                Issued 2003 Apr.  9, 19:26 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 J4 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        CK02J040  C2003 04 05.81425 18 34 43.50 -36 02 19.7          16.1 T      360
        CK02J040  C2003 04 05.81705 18 34 43.63 -36 02 21.2                      360
        CK02J040  C2003 04 05.82030 18 34 43.67 -36 02 22.9                      360
        CK02J040  C2003 04 06.81370 18 35 18.52 -36 12 44.2          16.4 T      360
        CK02J040  C2003 04 06.81627 18 35 18.65 -36 12 45.7                      360
        CK02J040  C2003 04 06.81887 18 35 18.69 -36 12 46.7                      360
    
    Observer details:
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2002 J4 (NEAT)
    Epoch 2003 Oct. 8.0 TT = JDT 2452920.5
    T 2003 Oct. 3.13958 TT                                  MPC
    q   3.6338989            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0000132      Peri.  230.70264     +0.29567898     +0.66521803
     +/-0.0000074      Node    70.88138     -0.48567323     +0.72270235
    e   1.0000480      Incl.   46.52149     -0.82261501     -0.18758008
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    020504 699  0.7-  0.5-    020515 322 (2.6+  2.1-)   020605 699  1.2-  1.4-
    020504 699  0.4-  0.8-    020515 322  1.2-  0.9+    020605 699  1.5-  1.1-
    020504 699  0.8-  0.2+    020515 215  0.1+  0.3+    020605 699  1.3-  0.4-
    020504 699  0.4+  0.3-    020515 215  0.0   0.6-    020605 360  0.1+  0.0
    020507 704  0.3+  0.5+    020515 215  0.2-  0.1+    020605 360  0.7+  0.1-
    020507 704  0.1-  0.5-    020517 704  0.8+  0.5+    020608 213  1.7-  0.1+
    020507 704  0.6-  0.2-    020517 704  1.1+  0.1-    020608 213 (1.4-  2.3-)
    020507 704  0.8-  1.0+    020517 704  0.5+  0.9+    020608 170  0.8-  0.4-
    020507 704  0.1-  0.5-    020517 704  0.4-  0.9+    020608 170  0.4+  0.3+
    020508 704  1.3+  0.4-    020518 170  0.3+  1.7-    020609 349  1.0-  0.5+
    020508 704  0.6+  1.3-    020518 170  1.0-  0.2-    020609 349  1.4-  0.6-
    020508 704  0.8+  0.5+    020519 322 (1.3-  4.8+)   020609 349  0.7-  0.1-
    020508 704  1.6-  0.0     020519 360  0.1+  0.3+    020611 170  1.0-  1.1-
    020513 644  0.2+  0.1+    020519 322  1.8-  1.7+    020611 204  0.7+  0.4-
    020513 644  0.4+  0.3+    020519 360  0.5+  0.3+    020611 204  0.4-  0.2-
    020513 644  0.5+  0.2+    020519 360  0.6+  0.6+    020614 213  0.2-  0.2-
    020513 557  0.2-  0.3-    020519 322 (1.0-  2.3-)   020614 213  0.6+  0.9-
    020513 557  0.2+  0.1-    020519 213  0.4+  1.1+    020617 246  0.2+  0.2+
    020513 557  0.2+  0.0     020519 213  0.7+  0.3+    020617 246  0.3-  0.2+
    020513 246  0.8+  0.1+    020519 213  0.9-  0.1-    020617 246  0.2-  0.5+
    020513 118  1.0+  0.8-    020520 104 (3.5-  0.4+)   020617 246  0.3+  0.4+
    020513 557  0.1-  0.1+    020520 104 (2.1-  0.4-)   020617 246  0.7+  0.1-
    020513 246  1.0+  0.4+    020520 104  0.5-  1.2-    020617 246  0.3-  0.6+
    020513 246  0.8+  0.3+    020520 104  1.6-  1.5-    020617 246  0.2-  0.6+
    020513 557  0.2-  0.4-    020521 159  0.9-  0.5+    020630 104  0.8+  0.7+
    020513 246  0.2+  0.3+    020521 159  1.5+  0.8+    020630 104  1.4+  0.8+
    020513 118  1.3+  0.4-    020521 159  1.2+  0.4+    020630 104  0.2+  0.4+
    020513 246  0.4+  0.3+    020530 322 (0.2-  2.2+)   020630 104  1.0-  0.1+
    020513 952 (3.5-  0.8-)   020530 322  1.4+  0.7+    020701 170  1.4-  0.9-
    020513 246  0.6+  0.3+    020530 322 (4.6-  2.0-)   020701 170  0.4+  0.8-
    020513 952  0.5+  1.0-    020531 504 (2.9-  0.0 )   020709 704  0.8+  0.6+
    020513 118  0.7-  0.4-    020531 046  0.7+  0.2-    020709 704  0.3+  0.5+
    020513 118  0.3+  0.5+    020531 046  0.9+  0.7-    020709 704  0.4+  0.9+
    020513 176  0.2-  0.1+    020531 046  0.5+  0.2-    020709 704  0.5+  0.5+
    020513 176  0.1-  0.4+    020531 046  0.7+  0.7-    020709 213 (2.2+  2.9-)
    020513 176  0.2+  0.7+    020531 504  1.3-  1.2-    020709 213 (2.6-  1.6-)
    020513 952  0.9-  1.1+    020531 170  1.0-  0.4-    020714 349  0.7+  0.3-
    020513 952  0.2+  0.8+    020531 170  1.5-  0.5+    020714 349 (1.7-  2.8+)
    020513 595  0.5-  0.2+    020601 504 (3.6-  1.2-)   020731 360  0.4+  0.4+
    020513 952  0.4+  0.8+    020601 360  0.3-  0.4+    020731 360  0.1+  0.1+
    020513 595  1.3-  0.8-    020601 360  0.4+  0.0     030405 360  0.1+  0.0
    020514 644  0.3+  0.2+    020601 213  0.9+  0.6+    030405 360  0.5+  0.3+
    020514 644  0.6+  0.3+    020601 213  1.0+  0.2+    030405 360  0.4-  0.6+
    020514 644  0.7+  0.0     020602 341  0.2+  0.7-    030406 360  0.2-  0.6-
    020514 170 (0.3+  2.3-)   020602 341  0.1+  1.1-    030406 360  0.3+  0.5-
    020514 170  0.0   0.8-    020602 341  0.2-  0.9-    030406 360  0.2-  0.1+
    020515 322  0.3+  1.2+    020605 699  1.8-  0.9-
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000026
    and -0.000278 (+/- 0.000007) AU**-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-G46
    

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