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    M.P.E.C. 2003-L29                                Issued 2003 June 7, 20:00 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 K4 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.27617 21 13 27.75 +29 25 36.1          17.4 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.27902 21 13 27.70 +29 25 36.3          17.0 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.28206 21 13 27.55 +29 25 37.8          17.2 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.28494 21 13 27.58 +29 25 37.6          16.7 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.28735 21 13 27.38 +29 25 39.2          17.2 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 02.29023 21 13 27.32 +29 25 40.6          16.3 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.35748 21 12 59.39 +29 32 20.0          17.7 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.36060 21 12 59.36 +29 32 21.7          16.6 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.36373 21 12 59.23 +29 32 24.2          16.8 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.36685 21 12 59.08 +29 32 26.6          15.2 T      H72
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.42801 21 12 57.74 +29 32 48.6          16.7 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 03.43337 21 12 57.52 +29 32 49.3          17.0 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.01537 21 12 41.90 +29 36 25.2                      246
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.01590 21 12 41.88 +29 36 25.4                      246
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.01888 21 12 41.80 +29 36 26.5                      246
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.01959 21 12 41.78 +29 36 26.7                      246
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.02054 21 12 41.75 +29 36 27.1                      246
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.37308 21 12 32.18 +29 38 38.1          17.6 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.38345 21 12 31.88 +29 38 42.6          17.8 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.39376 21 12 31.60 +29 38 46.2          17.9 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.40409 21 12 31.30 +29 38 49.9          17.7 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 04.41464 21 12 30.98 +29 38 53.8          17.7 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01431 21 12 14.34 +29 42 34.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01543 21 12 14.31 +29 42 35.3                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01655 21 12 14.29 +29 42 35.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01770 21 12 14.22 +29 42 35.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01882 21 12 14.21 +29 42 36.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.01994 21 12 14.15 +29 42 36.5                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02106 21 12 14.07 +29 42 36.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02221 21 12 14.11 +29 42 37.4                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02333 21 12 14.01 +29 42 38.3                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02447 21 12 13.97 +29 42 38.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02559 21 12 13.93 +29 42 38.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02672 21 12 13.93 +29 42 39.1                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02786 21 12 13.86 +29 42 39.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.02898 21 12 13.85 +29 42 39.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.03012 21 12 13.83 +29 42 40.8                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.03125 21 12 13.80 +29 42 40.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.03237 21 12 13.71 +29 42 41.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.03350 21 12 13.70 +29 42 41.1                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.05302 21 12 13.20 +29 42 48.6                      048
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.05593 21 12 13.18 +29 42 49.7                      048
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.05882 21 12 13.12 +29 42 50.3                      048
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.43094 21 12 02.52 +29 45 08.5          17.1 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.43455 21 12 02.41 +29 45 09.9          17.1 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.77285 21 11 52.68 +29 47 14.0          16.9 T      360
        CK03K040  C2003 06 05.77632 21 11 52.59 +29 47 15.2                      360
        CK03K040  C2003 06 06.34631 21 11 36.01 +29 50 42.9          16.9 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 06.35266 21 11 35.86 +29 50 45.3          16.7 T      785
    
    Observer details:
    048 Hradec Kralove.  Observer M. Lehky.  0.40-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    246 Klet Observatory-KLENOT.  Observer M. Tichy.  1.06-m KLENOT Telescope
        + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + 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.
    785 Fitz-Randolph Observatory, Princeton.  Observer J. Maffei.  0.91-m f/13.6
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.30-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A46 Lelekovice.  Observer K. Hornoch.  0.35-m f/4.7 reflector + CCD.
    H72 Evelyn L. Egan Observatory, Fort Myers.  Observers M. Fauerbach, M. Mon.
        0.40-m f/5.3 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 Oct. 13.497 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.02128              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  198.563       -0.969110       +0.088738
                       Node    18.748       +0.004213       +0.938847
    e   1.0            Incl.  134.279       -0.246591       -0.332704
    From 146 observations 2003 May 28-June 6.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 05 31    21 14.39   +29 11.2    5.922    6.088    94.6     9.6  15.2
    2003 06 10    21 09.71   +30 12.5    5.707    5.998   101.8     9.5  15.1
    2003 06 20    21 03.48   +31 07.5    5.501    5.907   108.8     9.4  14.9
    2003 06 30    20 55.67   +31 53.0    5.308    5.816   115.3     9.1  14.8
    2003 07 10    20 46.37   +32 25.5    5.132    5.724   121.1     8.8  14.6
    2003 07 20    20 35.82   +32 42.0    4.978    5.631   125.7     8.4  14.5
    2003 07 30    20 24.36   +32 39.7    4.848    5.538   128.6     8.2  14.4
    2003 08 09    20 12.45   +32 17.0    4.743    5.445   129.5     8.3  14.2
    2003 08 19    20 00.65   +31 33.9    4.666    5.350   128.1     8.6  14.1
    2003 08 29    19 49.49   +30 32.0    4.615    5.255   124.7     9.1  14.0
    2003 09 08    19 39.45   +29 14.3    4.588    5.160   119.5     9.8  13.9
    2003 09 18    19 30.87   +27 45.2    4.584    5.064   113.1    10.5  13.9
    2003 09 28    19 23.97   +26 09.1    4.597    4.967   106.0    11.2  13.8
    2003 10 08    19 18.85   +24 30.8    4.623    4.869    98.3    11.7  13.7
    2003 10 18    19 15.46   +22 54.2    4.657    4.771    90.5    12.1  13.6
    
    2004 05 05    20 03.71   +32 00.7    2.405    2.619    90.7    22.6   9.6
    2004 05 15    19 50.51   +35 37.5    2.161    2.502    97.5    23.6   9.2
    2004 05 25    19 28.84   +39 33.2    1.933    2.383   103.5    24.4   8.7
    2004 06 04    18 55.06   +43 25.2    1.733    2.263   108.1    25.2   8.2
    2004 06 14    18 05.81   +46 21.9    1.573    2.143   109.9    26.5   7.8
    2004 06 24    17 02.58   +47 01.6    1.465    2.023   107.8    28.6   7.4
    2004 07 04    15 56.38   +44 23.1    1.418    1.903   101.5    31.6   7.1
    2004 07 14    15 00.48   +38 52.8    1.431    1.783    91.9    34.7   6.8
    2004 07 24    14 19.64   +31 59.3    1.494    1.665    80.7    37.0   6.6
    2004 08 03    13 51.47   +25 00.1    1.589    1.549    69.0    37.7   6.4
    2004 08 13    13 32.05   +18 32.1    1.701    1.437    57.5    36.5   6.2
    2004 08 23    13 18.28   +12 43.9    1.813    1.332    46.2    33.3   6.0
    2004 09 02    13 07.99   +07 31.1    1.912    1.235    35.3    28.2   5.8
    
    2004 11 01    12 21.16   -20 36.4    1.801    1.068    30.3    28.0   5.1
    2004 11 11    12 09.03   -26 39.4    1.655    1.129    41.7    35.7   5.1
    2004 11 21    11 51.32   -33 51.6    1.495    1.208    53.6    41.2   5.2
    2004 12 01    11 22.20   -42 27.5    1.341    1.301    66.0    43.8   5.3
    2004 12 11    10 28.91   -51 58.1    1.217    1.405    78.5    43.4   5.4
    2004 12 21    08 49.68   -59 27.3    1.154    1.515    89.9    40.5   5.6
    2004 12 31    06 37.01   -59 20.0    1.177    1.630    97.6    36.7   6.0
    2005 01 10    05 01.84   -51 55.0    1.288    1.747    99.7    33.7   6.5
    2005 01 20    04 12.94   -42 50.9    1.472    1.867    97.0    31.6   7.1
    2005 01 30    03 48.72   -34 53.7    1.703    1.987    91.3    29.7   7.6
    2005 02 09    03 36.84   -28 29.5    1.961    2.107    84.3    27.8   8.2
    2005 02 19    03 31.70   -23 24.9    2.233    2.227    76.9    25.6   8.7
    2005 03 01    03 30.52   -19 22.2    2.506    2.347    69.3    23.3   9.2
    2005 03 11    03 31.86   -16 06.1    2.774    2.466    61.8    20.8   9.6
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-L29
    

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