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    M.P.E.C. 2003-R48                                Issued 2003 Sept.  9, 02:31 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.
    
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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET P/2003 QX29 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        PK03Q29X  C2003 08 24.88073 22 38 20.58 +06 38 24.3          19.9 N      J87
        PK03Q29X  C2003 08 24.88769 22 38 20.21 +06 38 20.5          20.0 N      J87
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 03.85061 22 33 41.44 +06 16 49.9          19.1 T      215
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 04.63200 22 33 19.68 +06 14 50.9          19.6 T      360
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 04.63926 22 33 19.49 +06 14 49.5                      360
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 04.64343 22 33 19.36 +06 14 49.4                      360
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 05.02442 22 33 08.87 +06 13 48.4                      204
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 05.89914 22 32 44.70 +06 11 32.9                      246
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 05.89998 22 32 44.63 +06 11 32.5                      246
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 05.90140 22 32 44.60 +06 11 32.4                      246
        PK03Q29X  C2003 09 05.90344 22 32 44.45 +06 11 31.2                      246
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 Newtonian
        + CCD.
    215 Buchloe.  Observer W. Hasubick.  0.44-m f/4.6 reflector + CCD.
    246 Klet Observatory-KLENOT.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  1.06-m KLENOT
        Telescope + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    J87 La Canada.  Observers J. Lacruz, J. A. Lacruz, J. M. Lacruz.
        0.30-m f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 QX29 (NEAT)
    T 2002 Nov.  9.417 TT                                   MPC
    q   4.28403              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.044746       Peri.   39.882       +0.549271       +0.812237
    a   7.85783        Node   264.300       -0.808186       +0.456591
    e   0.45481        Incl.   11.383       -0.212452       +0.363038
    P  22.0
    From 61 observations 2003 Aug. 23-Sept. 5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 QX29 (NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 09 08    22 31.79   +06 05.9    3.617    4.599   165.5     3.2  17.9  19.4
    2003 09 18    22 27.49   +05 36.0    3.660    4.619   160.2     4.2  18.0  19.5
    2003 09 28    22 23.88   +05 03.5    3.732    4.639   151.8     5.9  18.0  19.7
    2003 10 08    22 21.27   +04 31.1    3.829    4.660   142.3     7.5  18.1  19.8
    2003 10 18    22 19.84   +04 01.4    3.948    4.681   132.7     9.0  18.2  19.9
    2003 10 28    22 19.70   +03 36.5    4.087    4.703   123.0    10.2  18.3  20.1
    2003 11 07    22 20.89   +03 17.8    4.241    4.725   113.5    11.1  18.4  20.2
    2003 11 17    22 23.35   +03 06.3    4.406    4.747   104.3    11.6  18.5  20.3
    2003 11 27    22 27.01   +03 02.6    4.578    4.770    95.3    11.9  18.6  20.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-R48
    

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