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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M38                                Issued 2003 June 23, 15:36 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 17.27815 21 05 19.89 +30 53 20.0          17.0 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.29263 21 05 19.26 +30 53 24.5          17.0 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.30209 21 05 18.99 +30 53 26.8          16.8 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.94995 21 04 53.14 +30 56 51.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.95109 21 04 53.09 +30 56 52.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.95222 21 04 53.02 +30 56 53.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.95334 21 04 52.95 +30 56 53.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.95448 21 04 52.91 +30 56 54.0                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 17.96027 21 04 52.71 +30 56 55.2                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.28275 21 03 16.78 +31 08 55.6          16.9 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.29173 21 03 16.38 +31 08 57.9          17.1 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.29953 21 03 16.06 +31 09 00.3          17.1 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.30671 21 03 15.72 +31 09 02.7          17.1 T      854
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.65362 21 03 01.01 +31 10 46.1          16.5 T      349
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.65876 21 03 00.76 +31 10 48.6                      349
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.66265 21 03 00.56 +31 10 50.3                      349
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.66625 21 03 00.44 +31 10 51.8                      349
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.66984 21 03 00.25 +31 10 51.9                      349
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.97185 21 02 03.73 +31 17 19.3          16.6 T      215
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.97267 21 02 03.69 +31 17 19.2          16.7 T      215
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.97316 21 02 03.67 +31 17 19.4          16.6 T      215
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.00135 21 02 02.43 +31 17 27.7          17.0 T      213
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.00637 21 02 02.20 +31 17 29.0          17.0 T      213
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.30331 21 01 49.05 +31 18 56.3          16.5 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.30648 21 01 48.93 +31 18 57.3          16.6 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.33824 21 01 47.55 +31 19 07.2          17.2 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.34875 21 01 47.05 +31 19 09.3          17.4 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.35874 21 01 46.59 +31 19 11.9          17.4 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.36875 21 01 46.14 +31 19 15.0          17.4 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.37881 21 01 45.68 +31 19 18.2          17.4 T      704
        CK03K040  C2003 06 23.34944 21 01 02.21 +31 23 58.1          17.3 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 23.35377 21 01 02.04 +31 23 58.5          17.2 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.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + 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.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 Oct. 13.9132 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.023746             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  198.4375      -0.9694262      +0.0880064
                       Node    18.6484      +0.0036416      +0.9385294
    e   1.0            Incl.  134.2465      -0.2453560      -0.3337926
    From 238 observations 2003 May 28-June 23.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 06 20    21 03.48   +31 07.5    5.503    5.909   108.8     9.4  14.9
    2003 06 30    20 55.67   +31 53.0    5.310    5.818   115.3     9.1  14.8
    2003 07 10    20 46.38   +32 25.6    5.135    5.726   121.1     8.7  14.6
    2003 07 20    20 35.83   +32 42.1    4.980    5.634   125.7     8.4  14.5
    2003 07 30    20 24.37   +32 39.9    4.850    5.541   128.6     8.2  14.4
    2003 08 09    20 12.47   +32 17.2    4.746    5.447   129.5     8.3  14.2
    2003 08 19    20 00.67   +31 34.2    4.668    5.353   128.1     8.6  14.1
    2003 08 29    19 49.51   +30 32.3    4.617    5.258   124.7     9.1  14.0
    2003 09 08    19 39.47   +29 14.7    4.591    5.162   119.5     9.8  13.9
    2003 09 18    19 30.90   +27 45.6    4.586    5.066   113.1    10.5  13.9
    2003 09 28    19 24.00   +26 09.7    4.599    4.969   106.0    11.2  13.8
    2003 10 08    19 18.87   +24 31.5    4.626    4.872    98.3    11.7  13.7
    2003 10 18    19 15.49   +22 55.0    4.660    4.773    90.5    12.0  13.6
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M38
    

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