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    M.P.E.C. 2003-S98                                Issued 2003 Sept. 30, 15:42 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.
    
             Supported in part by the Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
                 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 O2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92012 03 55 06.46 +38 49 10.7                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92159 03 55 06.64 +38 49 12.8                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92306 03 55 06.74 +38 49 15.4                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92454 03 55 06.96 +38 49 16.9                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92748 03 55 07.28 +38 49 22.0                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 19.92896 03 55 07.27 +38 49 22.9                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.08062 03 57 21.85 +39 18 12.1          17.0 N      A18
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.97978 03 59 05.75 +39 40 29.0                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.98272 03 59 06.13 +39 40 33.8                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.98420 03 59 06.29 +39 40 35.8                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.98568 03 59 06.38 +39 40 38.2                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.98716 03 59 06.61 +39 40 39.6                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 21.98863 03 59 06.77 +39 40 41.5                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 22.74176 04 00 32.18 +39 59 16.6                      349
        PK03O020  C2003 09 22.74399 04 00 32.41 +39 59 19.7                      349
        PK03O020  C2003 09 22.74625 04 00 32.70 +39 59 23.2                      349
        PK03O020  C2003 09 22.74848 04 00 32.89 +39 59 26.4                      349
        PK03O020  C2003 09 22.75071 04 00 33.14 +39 59 29.8          16.0 T      349
        PK03O020  C2003 09 24.31331 04 03 27.45 +40 37 27.9          17.1 T      785
        PK03O020  C2003 09 24.32315 04 03 28.64 +40 37 43.8          17.0 T      785
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.02898 04 04 45.92 +40 54 41.4                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.03045 04 04 46.05 +40 54 42.5                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.03192 04 04 46.23 +40 54 45.1                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.03339 04 04 46.37 +40 54 47.3                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.03487 04 04 46.55 +40 54 49.6                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.03634 04 04 46.71 +40 54 51.3                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.04956 04 04 48.27 +40 55 11.9          16.8 N      235
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.28144 04 05 13.43 +41 00 44.1          17.1 N      H44
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.29373 04 05 14.74 +41 01 02.6          16.9 N      H44
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.37876 04 05 23.60 +41 03 06.2          16.9 N      H41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.92500 04 06 22.66 +41 16 01.4          18.2 T      A41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 25.93346 04 06 23.47 +41 16 13.5          18.2 T      A41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.36354 04 07 08.87 +41 26 30.6          17.0 T      H41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.37918 04 07 10.54 +41 26 52.1          17.1 T      H41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.62075 04 07 36.42 +41 32 32.5                      340
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.62341 04 07 36.60 +41 32 34.9                      340
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.62593 04 07 37.05 +41 32 40.0          17.0 T      340
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.67813 04 07 42.31 +41 33 54.1                      342
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.70938 04 07 45.44 +41 34 40.0                      342
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.74242 04 07 48.85 +41 35 27.7          16.2 T      360
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.74471 04 07 49.08 +41 35 30.9                      360
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.91392 04 08 07.12 +41 39 24.2                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.91539 04 08 07.34 +41 39 25.7                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.91686 04 08 07.47 +41 39 27.7                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.91834 04 08 07.58 +41 39 29.8                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.92424 04 08 08.22 +41 39 38.8                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 26.92572 04 08 08.34 +41 39 40.6                      A46
        PK03O020  C2003 09 28.28800 04 10 28.73 +42 11 32.9          16.6 N      H44
        PK03O020  C2003 09 28.30550 04 10 30.39 +42 11 56.9          16.6 T      H41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 28.31087 04 10 30.90 +42 12 04.3          16.4 T      H41
        PK03O020  C2003 09 28.31122 04 10 31.00 +42 12 05.8          16.6 N      H44
        PK03O020  C2003 09 29.20980 04 12 01.31 +42 32 49.4          17.7 N      785
        PK03O020  C2003 09 29.22329 04 12 02.77 +42 33 07.3          17.7 N      785
        PK03O020  C2003 09 29.23494 04 12 03.81 +42 33 22.6          17.8 N      785
    
    Observer details:
    235 CAST Observatory, Talmassons.  Observer R. Ligustri.  0.35-m f/5 reflector
        + CCD.
    340 Toyonaka.  Observer Y. Ezaki.  0.30-m f/6 reflector + CCD.
    342 Shishikui.  Observer H. Maeno.  0.15-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    785 Fitz-Randolph Observatory, Princeton.  Observers J. Maffei, H. Ashley.
        0.91-m f/13.6 Cassegrain + CCD.
    A18 Herne.  Observer B. Brinkmann.  0.2-m f/5.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A41 Rezman Observatory, Kamnik.  Observers R. Palcic, T. Spenko.  0.40-m
        f/3.56 reflector + CCD.  Long. = 14.5911, rho cos phi' = 0.69290,
        rho sin phi' = +0.71871.
    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.
    H44 Cascade Mountain.  Observer B. M. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 O2 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Sept. 5.8093 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.505376             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1124638      Peri.   32.7216      +0.9494259      -0.3067855
    a   4.250704       Node   344.7079      +0.2046513      +0.7661550
    e   0.645852       Incl.   14.6899      +0.2381350      +0.5647027
    P   8.76
    From 363 observations 2003 July 29-Sept. 29.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-S98
    

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