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    M.P.E.C. 2003-P47                                Issued 2003 Aug. 12, 14:37 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 O3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.37918 01 38 02.97 +07 25 19.8          18.6 N      704
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.39051 01 38 04.88 +07 25 45.0          18.7 N      704
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.40129 01 38 06.73 +07 26 09.0          18.9 N      704
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.41233 01 38 08.54 +07 26 34.0          18.7 N      704
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.42317 01 38 10.42 +07 26 58.5          18.6 N      704
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.63657 01 38 47.76 +07 35 18.7          18.6 N      474
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.63878 01 38 48.16 +07 35 24.1          18.9 N      474
        PK03O030  C2003 08 05.64098 01 38 48.54 +07 35 28.8          18.6 N      474
        PK03O030  C2003 08 06.05435 01 40 00.84 +07 50 29.4          18.8 T      026
        PK03O030  C2003 08 06.05990 01 40 01.74 +07 50 42.1          18.9 T      026
        PK03O030  C2003 08 06.06963 01 40 03.42 +07 51 03.9          18.9 T      026
        PK03O030  C2003 08 06.08768 01 40 06.51 +07 51 44.8          18.9 T      026
        PK03O030  C2003 08 07.11644 01 43 04.71 +08 30 04.8          17.9 T      213
        PK03O030  C2003 08 07.12078 01 43 05.48 +08 30 15.5          17.9 T      213
        PK03O030  C2003 08 08.38056 01 46 41.62 +09 17 08.2          19.4 N      850
        PK03O030  C2003 08 08.41528 01 46 47.32 +09 18 24.8          20.0 N      850
        PK03O030  C2003 08 09.34245 01 49 25.36 +09 52 37.9          16.9 T      H41
        PK03O030  C2003 08 09.34888 01 49 26.39 +09 52 53.4          17.0 T      H41
        PK03O030  C2003 08 09.35267 01 49 27.15 +09 52 58.8          16.9 T      H41
    
    Observer details:
    026 Berne-Zimmerwald.  Observer R. Musci.  Measurer M. Ploner.  1.0-m f/4
        reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observers A. C. Gilmore,
        P. M. Kilmartin.  1.0-m f/7.7 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.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.3-m f/5.75
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 O3 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Aug. 13.996 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.25327              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.161693       Peri.    0.700       +0.954126       +0.295854
    a   3.33689        Node   341.886       -0.275413       +0.807023
    e   0.62442        Incl.    8.504       -0.117437       +0.511063
    P   6.10
    From 126 observations 2003 July 30-Aug. 9.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 O3 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 08 09    01 48.44   +09 40.1    0.496    1.255   107.3    50.5  17.5
    2003 08 19    02 15.18   +15 39.4    0.484    1.255   108.8    49.8  17.4
    2003 08 29    02 38.14   +21 08.3    0.480    1.266   111.4    48.0  17.4
    2003 09 08    02 56.24   +25 57.2    0.481    1.289   115.4    44.9  17.5
    2003 09 18    03 08.55   +30 01.2    0.486    1.322   120.9    40.7  17.6
    2003 09 28    03 14.20   +33 16.1    0.497    1.365   127.8    35.5  17.8
    2003 10 08    03 13.08   +35 36.4    0.514    1.415   135.9    29.4  18.1
    2003 10 18    03 06.25   +36 57.1    0.540    1.471   144.8    23.0  18.3
    2003 10 28    02 55.91   +37 16.4    0.579    1.533   153.3    16.9  18.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-P47
    

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