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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M71                                Issued 2003 June 30, 21:25 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 KV2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 20.86956 11 31 01.67 +13 58 13.5                      587
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 20.87187 11 31 01.83 +13 58 04.2                      587
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 20.87368 11 31 01.99 +13 57 59.1                      587
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 20.87549 11 31 02.24 +13 57 51.2                      587
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 24.13499 11 36 35.19 +10 37 30.7          17.5 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 24.17238 11 36 39.15 +10 35 08.6          17.4 T      699
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 24.17958 11 36 39.97 +10 34 41.2                      699
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 24.18677 11 36 40.67 +10 34 14.5                      699
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 24.19400 11 36 41.43 +10 33 46.9                      699
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 25.12021 11 38 18.48 +09 35 30.1          18.0 N      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 25.12435 11 38 18.80 +09 35 15.1          18.1 N      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 28.13873 11 43 41.70 +06 21 43.3          17.9 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 28.14075 11 43 41.98 +06 21 35.8          17.8 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 29.13168 11 45 30.74 +05 16 43.3          17.5 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 29.13684 11 45 31.22 +05 16 23.7          17.6 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 30.14421 11 47 23.02 +04 09 52.5          17.3 T      H41
        PK03K02V  C2003 06 30.14649 11 47 23.32 +04 09 43.3          17.3 T      H41
    
    Observer details:
    587 Sormano.  Observers M. Cavagna, P. Sicoli.  Measurer F. Manca.  0.5-m
        reflector + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. A. Skiff.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt
        + CCD.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 KV2 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 July 10.8489 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.063030             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.2029863      Peri.  188.7418      -0.2699114      +0.8780868
    a   2.867422       Node    66.4075      -0.8553169      -0.0301783
    e   0.629273       Incl.   25.5404      -0.4422452      -0.4775487
    P   4.86
    From 152 observations 2003 May 23-June 30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 KV2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 06 30    11 47.13   +04 19.6    0.625    1.073    77.6    67.7        18.0
    2003 07 05    11 56.69   -01 17.8    0.616    1.066    77.2    68.5        18.0
    2003 07 10    12 06.86   -07 05.5    0.610    1.063    77.2    68.8        18.0
    2003 07 15    12 17.73   -12 58.8    0.608    1.064    77.4    68.7        18.0
    2003 07 20    12 29.44   -18 52.6    0.610    1.070    77.9    68.2        18.0
    2003 07 25    12 42.22   -24 41.6    0.616    1.079    78.6    67.3        18.0
    2003 07 30    12 56.32   -30 20.3    0.626    1.093    79.6    66.1        18.0
    2003 08 04    13 12.07   -35 43.9    0.640    1.109    80.8    64.5        18.0
    2003 08 09    13 29.84   -40 47.8    0.658    1.130    82.1    62.7        18.1
    2003 08 14    13 50.03   -45 27.6    0.679    1.153    83.4    60.8        18.1
    2003 08 19    14 13.10   -49 39.6    0.704    1.179    84.8    58.7        18.2
    2003 08 24    14 39.48   -53 19.7    0.732    1.208    86.1    56.6        18.3
    2003 08 29    15 09.43   -56 24.3    0.764    1.239    87.4    54.5        18.4
    2003 09 03    15 42.88   -58 49.8    0.799    1.272    88.6    52.5        18.5
    2003 09 08    16 19.22   -60 33.4    0.836    1.306    89.7    50.5        18.6
    2003 09 13    16 57.30   -61 33.8    0.877    1.342    90.6    48.6        18.7
    2003 09 18    17 35.56   -61 52.2    0.921    1.379    91.3    46.8        18.8
    2003 09 23    18 12.43   -61 32.5    0.968    1.417    91.9    45.1        18.9
    2003 09 28    18 46.71   -60 40.7    1.018    1.456    92.2    43.5        19.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M71
    

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