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    M.P.E.C. 2003-U38                                Issued 2003 Oct. 21, 19:25 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.
    
             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 U2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK03U020  C2003 09 19.17350 19 39 55.69 +05 42 07.9          18.3 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 09 19.19795 19 39 56.79 +05 41 38.7          18.8 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 09 19.22244 19 39 57.93 +05 41 08.1          19.0 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 02.10592 19 53 06.82 +01 23 34.2          18.3 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 02.11925 19 53 07.74 +01 23 20.4          18.9 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 02.13240 19 53 08.84 +01 23 05.1          18.8 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 02.14539 19 53 09.71 +01 22 48.8          18.5 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 02.15828 19 53 10.85 +01 22 34.1          19.0 N      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 19.08914 20 19 13.43 -03 35 46.3          18.3 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 19.10064 20 19 14.56 -03 36 01.1          18.4 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 19.11246 20 19 15.95 -03 36 11.5          18.9 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 19.12442 20 19 17.23 -03 36 21.3          18.6 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 19.13603 20 19 18.33 -03 36 33.0          18.9 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 20.07835 20 21 00.98 -03 51 10.2          18.5 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 20.09009 20 21 01.96 -03 51 21.3          19.0 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 20.10191 20 21 03.73 -03 51 33.6          19.0 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 20.11370 20 21 04.75 -03 51 42.7          18.6 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.12847 20 22 56.67 -04 07 13.8          18.0 T      673
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.14674 20 22 58.67 -04 07 31.4          18.5 T      649
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.14850 20 22 58.85 -04 07 32.0                      673
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15028 20 22 59.06 -04 07 34.4          18.6 T      649
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15046 20 22 59.08 -04 07 33.7                      673
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15255 20 22 59.30 -04 07 35.8                      673
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15370 20 22 59.49 -04 07 37.3                      673
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15383 20 22 59.46 -04 07 37.7          18.2 T      649
        PK03U020  C2003 10 21.15718 20 22 59.82 -04 07 39.8                      673
    
    Observer details:
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observers R. Fredrick, T. Medlock.  0.75-m
        Newtonian + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.6-m
        reflector + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, D. Torres, R. Kracke, M. McCleary,
        H. Stange.  Measurers J. Stuart, R. Sayer, J. Evans, J. Kommers.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 U2 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Dec. 4.9117 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.710041             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1028073      Peri.  177.3423      +0.9973187      -0.0563476
    a   4.512875       Node   186.4689      +0.0571410      +0.9982406
    e   0.621075       Incl.   24.4852      +0.0457200      -0.0184589
    P   9.59
    From 21 observations 2003 Sept. 19-Oct. 21.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 U2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 10 18    20 17.28   -03 18.5    1.294    1.780   101.2    33.3  18.1
    2003 10 28    20 36.31   -05 44.7    1.350    1.754    95.7    34.3  18.1
    2003 11 07    20 57.73   -07 41.9    1.414    1.734    90.5    34.9  18.1
    2003 11 17    21 21.02   -09 08.5    1.485    1.720    85.6    35.0  18.2
    2003 11 27    21 45.70   -10 04.3    1.562    1.712    81.0    34.7  18.3
    2003 12 07    22 11.33   -10 30.6    1.644    1.710    76.6    34.1  18.4
    2003 12 17    22 37.48   -10 30.0    1.732    1.715    72.5    33.2  18.5
    2003 12 27    23 03.84   -10 05.6    1.824    1.725    68.5    32.0  18.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-U38
    

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