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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M33                                Issued 2003 June 23, 15:13 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 20.92784 16 31 14.67 -03 42 07.3          18.2 T      215
        CK03H020  C2003 06 20.92833 16 31 14.62 -03 42 08.4          18.4 T      215
        CK03H020  C2003 06 20.92883 16 31 14.54 -03 42 09.6          17.7 T      215
        CK03H020  C2003 06 21.91726 16 28 54.79 -04 23 16.0          17.8 N      213
        CK03H020  C2003 06 21.92255 16 28 54.01 -04 23 28.0          17.8 N      213
        CK03H020  C2003 06 22.23730 16 28 09.76 -04 36 33.1          18.0 T      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 22.24338 16 28 08.97 -04 36 46.7          18.1 T      H41
        CK03H020  C2003 06 23.26837 16 25 46.56 -05 19 12.8          18.0 T      H41
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    215 Buchloe.  Observer W. Hasubick.  0.44-m f/4.6 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 17.9613 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.178504             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.026228       Peri.  155.0789      -0.2728135      +0.1684585
                       Node    79.8382      -0.9617424      -0.0733234
    e   0.942863       Incl.   74.2170      +0.0249857      -0.9829778
    From 161 observations 2003 Apr. 24-June 23.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M33
    

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