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    M.P.E.C. 2003-U83                                Issued 2003 Oct. 28, 16:52 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 S2 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        PK03S020  C2003 10 23.25542 01 43 18.10 -01 19 50.8          16.9 T      H41
        PK03S020  C2003 10 23.26102 01 43 17.92 -01 19 51.0          17.0 T      H41
        PK03S020  C2003 10 23.37635 01 43 13.05 -01 19 57.7          18.9 T      608
        PK03S020  C2003 10 23.38689 01 43 12.65 -01 19 59.6          18.4 T      608
        PK03S020  C2003 10 23.39758 01 43 12.21 -01 20 01.1          18.1 T      608
        PK03S020  C2003 10 24.55881 01 42 23.48 -01 21 24.8          17.1 T      360
        PK03S020  C2003 10 24.56341 01 42 23.29 -01 21 25.1                      360
        PK03S020  C2003 10 27.28743 01 40 30.24 -01 23 51.0          16.8 T      H41
        PK03S020  C2003 10 27.29303 01 40 29.99 -01 23 50.9          16.9 T      H41
        PK03S020  C2003 10 27.29742 01 40 29.86 -01 23 50.7          16.9 T      H41
    
    Observer details:
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    608 Haleakala-NEAT/MSSS.  Observers R. Bambery, E. Helin, S. Pravdo, M. Hicks,
        K. Lawrence, P. Kervin, J. Africano, R. Maeda.  1.2-m reflector + CCD.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2003 S2 (NEAT)
    T 2003 Sept. 7.1066 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.456560             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1313636      Peri.  284.1433      +0.9697977      -0.2046165
    a   3.832534       Node    87.7905      +0.2412672      +0.8846631
    e   0.359024       Incl.    7.6347      -0.0358140      +0.4189312
    P   7.50
    From 150 observations 2003 Sept. 19-Oct. 27.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 S2 (NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 10 28    01 40.02   -01 24.2    1.508    2.479   164.2     6.3  17.3
    2003 11 07    01 33.83   -01 21.3    1.555    2.489   155.0     9.7  17.4
    2003 11 17    01 29.27   -01 00.9    1.625    2.500   144.9    13.1  17.5
    2003 11 27    01 26.90   -00 23.3    1.716    2.513   135.0    16.1  17.7
    2003 12 07    01 26.97   +00 29.8    1.825    2.527   125.5    18.5  17.8
    2003 12 17    01 29.45   +01 35.6    1.947    2.543   116.5    20.3  18.0
    2003 12 27    01 34.19   +02 51.5    2.080    2.560   108.0    21.4  18.2
    2004 01 06    01 40.96   +04 15.1    2.220    2.579   100.0    22.1  18.3
    2004 01 16    01 49.49   +05 43.8    2.366    2.599    92.3    22.2  18.5
    2004 01 26    01 59.53   +07 15.7    2.514    2.620    85.1    22.0  18.7
    2004 02 05    02 10.88   +08 49.0    2.664    2.643    78.1    21.4  18.8
    2004 02 15    02 23.31   +10 22.2    2.811    2.666    71.4    20.6  19.0
    2004 02 25    02 36.69   +11 53.9    2.957    2.691    64.9    19.5  19.2
    2004 03 06    02 50.86   +13 23.0    3.097    2.716    58.6    18.2  19.3
    2004 03 16    03 05.70   +14 48.2    3.232    2.743    52.5    16.7  19.4
    2004 03 26    03 21.11   +16 08.8    3.360    2.770    46.5    15.1  19.6
    2004 04 05    03 37.00   +17 24.0    3.481    2.798    40.6    13.5  19.7
    2004 04 15    03 53.26   +18 33.0    3.592    2.827    34.8    11.7  19.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-U83
    

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