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  • MPEC 2003-M06 : COMET C/2003 H2 (LINEAR)

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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M06                                Issued 2003 June 16, 17:44 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 H2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03H020  C2003 06 08.01103 17 03 38.87 +05 09 36.9          17.0 T      213
        CK03H020  C2003 06 08.01483 17 03 38.55 +05 09 30.1          17.0 T      213
        CK03H020  C2003 06 08.30240 17 02 53.97 +04 58 09.7          17.1 T      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 08.30828 17 02 53.05 +04 57 56.2          17.2 T      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 08.31542 17 02 51.81 +04 57 38.9          17.2 T      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 09.27238 17 00 24.17 +04 19 38.1          18.6 T      704
        CK03H020  C2003 06 09.30304 17 00 19.52 +04 18 25.3          18.6 T      704
        CK03H020  C2003 06 09.31095 17 00 18.20 +04 18 07.9          18.0 N      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 09.31332 17 00 17.89 +04 18 00.0          19.0 T      704
        CK03H020  C2003 06 09.31990 17 00 16.97 +04 17 45.6          18.0 N      H41
    
    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.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 H2 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 May 17.9601 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.178497             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.026237       Peri.  155.0785      -0.2728158      +0.1684619
                       Node    79.8383      -0.9617416      -0.0733325
    e   0.942842       Incl.   74.2167      +0.0249933      -0.9829766
    From 153 observations 2003 Apr. 24-June 9.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M06
    

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