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    M.P.E.C. 2003-V16                                Issued 2003 Nov. 3, 18:14 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 U3 (NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        PK03U030  C2003 10 24.56007 02 14 34.99 +21 56 24.8                      342
        PK03U030  C2003 10 24.60868 02 14 32.52 +21 56 19.3                      342
        PK03U030  C2003 10 24.64340 02 14 31.04 +21 56 15.8                      342
        PK03U030  C2003 10 25.91788 02 13 33.49 +21 53 56.4          18.9 N      130
        PK03U030  C2003 10 25.91939 02 13 33.43 +21 53 55.5          18.6 N      130
        PK03U030  C2003 10 28.95406 02 11 16.17 +21 47 47.1                      246
        PK03U030  C2003 10 28.95486 02 11 16.15 +21 47 46.3                      246
        PK03U030  C2003 10 28.95580 02 11 16.12 +21 47 46.9                      246
        PK03U030  C2003 10 28.95683 02 11 16.03 +21 47 47.0                      246
        PK03U030  C2003 10 29.56484 02 10 48.85 +21 46 28.6          18.5 T      360
        PK03U030  C2003 10 29.56932 02 10 48.68 +21 46 28.2                      360
        PK03U030  C2003 10 29.57311 02 10 48.48 +21 46 27.6                      360
        PK03U030  C2003 10 30.26564 02 10 17.45 +21 44 54.7          19.2 T      704
        PK03U030  C2003 10 30.27776 02 10 16.83 +21 44 53.5          19.0 T      704
        PK03U030  C2003 10 30.28991 02 10 16.35 +21 44 52.4          19.9 T      704
        PK03U030  C2003 10 30.30221 02 10 15.75 +21 44 47.1          19.9 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    130 Lumezzane.  Observers C. Cremaschini, S. Foglia, W. Marinello, M. Micheli,
        G. Pizzetti.  0.40-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    246 Klet Observatory-KLENOT.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy, M. Kocer.  1.06-m
        KLENOT Telescope + CCD.
    342 Shishikui.  Observer H. Maeno.  0.15-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + 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 U3 (NEAT)
    T 2003 Apr. 25.577 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.49413              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.086841       Peri.  357.049       +0.966791       +0.254335
    a   5.05034        Node   348.125       -0.231913       +0.831794
    e   0.50614        Incl.    7.006       -0.107389       +0.493389
    P  11.3
    From 80 observations 2003 Oct. 17-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 U3 (NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 10 28    02 11.99   +21 49.8    1.875    2.861   171.0     3.1  17.9
    2003 11 07    02 04.73   +21 25.5    1.918    2.897   168.7     3.8  18.0
    2003 11 17    01 58.55   +20 57.3    1.989    2.934   159.1     6.9  18.2
    2003 11 27    01 54.10   +20 30.0    2.085    2.971   148.5    10.0  18.3
    2003 12 07    01 51.80   +20 08.2    2.204    3.010   138.1    12.6  18.5
    2003 12 17    01 51.76   +19 54.5    2.343    3.050   128.0    14.7  18.7
    2003 12 27    01 53.90   +19 50.4    2.498    3.090   118.4    16.3  18.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-V16
    

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