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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M72                                Issued 2003 June 30, 21:30 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   2003 06 01.68507 21 13 42.74 +29 21 53.3          17   T      372
        CK03K040   2003 06 01.70000 21 13 42.36 +29 21 58.4                      372
        CK03K040   2003 06 05.67465 21 11 55.65 +29 46 38.5          16.5 T      372
        CK03K040   2003 06 07.68681 21 10 56.22 +29 58 49.3          16.7 T      372
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.93840 21 02 48.73 +31 12 13.2                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.93953 21 02 48.65 +31 12 14.0                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.94179 21 02 48.59 +31 12 14.4                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.94293 21 02 48.54 +31 12 14.4                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.94406 21 02 48.56 +31 12 14.2                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 20.94520 21 02 48.53 +31 12 14.8                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.95029 21 02 04.66 +31 17 12.5                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.95142 21 02 04.65 +31 17 12.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.95256 21 02 04.59 +31 17 12.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.95707 21 02 04.42 +31 17 13.5                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.95934 21 02 04.26 +31 17 14.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 21.96046 21 02 04.22 +31 17 15.0                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.04961 21 02 00.39 +31 17 40.7          16.2 N      J97
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.05500 21 02 00.11 +31 17 43.5          16.2 N      J97
        CK03K040  C2003 06 22.06068 21 01 59.87 +31 17 46.0          16.2 N      J97
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.21922 21 00 22.46 +31 28 03.2          17.2 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.23821 21 00 21.47 +31 28 07.9          17.0 T      785
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.37718 21 00 15.03 +31 28 47.3          17.3 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.38192 21 00 14.85 +31 28 49.3          17.3 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.91778 20 59 50.00 +31 31 14.8                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.91891 20 59 49.90 +31 31 14.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.92003 20 59 49.83 +31 31 15.6                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.92117 20 59 49.82 +31 31 15.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.92343 20 59 49.70 +31 31 16.3                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.92456 20 59 49.60 +31 31 16.9                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 24.92682 20 59 49.53 +31 31 17.7                      A46
        CK03K040  C2003 06 25.35803 20 59 29.28 +31 33 15.9          17.0 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 27.31936 20 57 54.84 +31 41 55.6          16.8 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 27.32269 20 57 54.72 +31 41 56.2          16.9 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 27.92479 20 57 25.12 +31 44 28.8          16.7 N      J87
        CK03K040  C2003 06 27.92734 20 57 24.98 +31 44 30.3          16.6 N      J87
        CK03K040  C2003 06 27.93007 20 57 24.78 +31 44 31.1          16.7 N      J87
        CK03K040  C2003 06 28.32635 20 57 05.00 +31 46 11.2          16.7 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 29.02675 20 56 29.75 +31 49 04.1          16.3 N      213
        CK03K040  C2003 06 29.03062 20 56 29.57 +31 49 04.5          16.3 N      213
        CK03K040  C2003 06 29.03495 20 56 29.35 +31 49 05.3          16.3 N      213
        CK03K040  C2003 06 29.31537 20 56 15.13 +31 50 16.5          16.8 T      H41
        CK03K040  C2003 06 29.32178 20 56 14.80 +31 50 17.5          16.8 T      H41
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observer T. Seki.  0.60-m f/3.5 reflector.
    785 Fitz-Randolph Observatory, Princeton.  Observer J. Maffei.  0.91-m f/13.6
        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.
    J87 La Canada.  Observer J. Lacruz.  0.30-m f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J97 Alginet.  Observer T. Climent G.  0.25-m f/4 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 Oct. 13.7542 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.022757             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  198.4763      -0.9693382      +0.0883382
                       Node    18.6716      +0.0039321      +0.9386046
    e   1.0            Incl.  134.2544      -0.2456989      -0.3334933
    From 278 observations 2003 May 28-June 29.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 K4 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 06 30    20 55.67   +31 53.0    5.309    5.817   115.3     9.1  14.8
    2003 07 10    20 46.38   +32 25.6    5.134    5.725   121.1     8.7  14.6
    2003 07 20    20 35.83   +32 42.1    4.980    5.633   125.7     8.4  14.5
    2003 07 30    20 24.36   +32 39.8    4.849    5.540   128.6     8.2  14.4
    2003 08 09    20 12.46   +32 17.2    4.745    5.446   129.5     8.3  14.2
    2003 08 19    20 00.66   +31 34.1    4.667    5.352   128.1     8.6  14.1
    2003 08 29    19 49.50   +30 32.2    4.616    5.257   124.7     9.1  14.0
    2003 09 08    19 39.46   +29 14.6    4.590    5.161   119.5     9.8  13.9
    2003 09 18    19 30.89   +27 45.5    4.585    5.065   113.1    10.5  13.9
    2003 09 28    19 23.99   +26 09.6    4.598    4.968   106.0    11.2  13.8
    2003 10 08    19 18.86   +24 31.3    4.625    4.871    98.3    11.7  13.7
    2003 10 18    19 15.48   +22 54.8    4.659    4.772    90.5    12.1  13.6
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M72
    

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