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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M09                                Issued 2003 June 16, 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 P/2003 K2 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        PK03K020  C2003 06 08.85330 09 35 59.09 +24 03 42.3                      046
        PK03K020  C2003 06 08.85512 09 35 59.46 +24 03 38.5                      046
        PK03K020  C2003 06 08.85573 09 35 59.78 +24 03 38.3                      046
        PK03K020  C2003 06 10.85463 09 45 09.08 +23 19 22.0          17.5 N      620
        PK03K020  C2003 06 10.85908 09 45 10.28 +23 19 16.8          18.0 N      620
        PK03K020  C2003 06 10.86348 09 45 11.53 +23 19 10.0          17.5 N      620
        PK03K020  C2003 06 10.88274 09 45 16.78 +23 18 43.7          17   T      204
        PK03K020  C2003 06 10.88427 09 45 17.46 +23 18 36.0          17.5 N      204
        PK03K020  C2003 06 15.85919 10 06 22.22 +21 27 44.2          18.1 N      620
        PK03K020  C2003 06 15.86280 10 06 23.40 +21 27 37.3                      118
        PK03K020  C2003 06 15.87301 10 06 25.45 +21 27 26.1          18.0 N      118
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    118 Modra.  Observers S. Gajdos, J. Vilagi.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 Newtonian
        + CCD.
    620 Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca.  Observers S. Sanchez, R. Stoss,
        J. Nomen.  0.30-m f/9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 K2 (Christensen)
    T 2003 Apr. 7.874 TT                                    MPC
    q   0.54991              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.169332       Peri.  345.657       +0.177926       -0.968235
    a   3.23576        Node    93.869       +0.919306       +0.099867
    e   0.83005        Incl.   10.141       +0.351026       +0.229231
    P   5.82
    From 182 observations 2003 May 26-June 15.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 K2 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 06 10    09 41.29   +23 38.4    1.405    1.281    61.5    44.1  15.3
    2003 06 20    10 22.28   +19 56.1    1.568    1.417    62.2    39.4  16.0
    2003 06 30    10 55.76   +16 22.8    1.750    1.548    61.5    35.2  16.6
    2003 07 10    11 23.91   +13 05.7    1.942    1.675    59.6    31.6  17.2
    2003 07 20    11 48.29   +10 06.0    2.140    1.798    56.8    28.2  17.7
    2003 07 30    12 09.99   +07 22.5    2.341    1.916    53.3    25.1  18.2
    2003 08 09    12 29.74   +04 53.4    2.541    2.031    49.3    22.2  18.6
    2003 08 19    12 48.02   +02 37.0    2.737    2.142    44.9    19.5  19.0
    2003 08 29    13 05.21   +00 31.9    2.927    2.250    40.1    16.8  19.4
    2003 09 08    13 21.55   -01 23.1    3.108    2.355    35.0    14.2  19.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M09
    

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