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    M.P.E.C. 2003-V49                                Issued 2003 Nov. 11, 16:01 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 C/2003 U1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03U010  C2003 10 30.28159 04 15 39.25 -10 59 51.5          17.0 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 10 30.29102 04 15 34.71 -11 00 18.1          17.1 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 10 30.30197 04 15 29.38 -11 00 46.0          17.3 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 11 03.29110 03 41 28.96 -13 55 08.9          16.8 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 11 03.29722 03 41 25.63 -13 55 24.6          16.6 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 11 03.30362 03 41 22.09 -13 55 39.7          16.7 T      785
        CK03U010  C2003 11 04.35406 03 31 57.44 -14 38 46.5          17.1 N      H41
        CK03U010  C2003 11 04.36172 03 31 53.26 -14 39 04.4          17.2 N      H41
        CK03U010  C2003 11 04.37135 03 31 48.05 -14 39 28.0          16.3 T      H41
        CK03U010  C2003 11 09.52735 02 44 40.26 -17 40 10.1          17.7 T      608
        CK03U010  C2003 11 09.53896 02 44 33.89 -17 40 30.6          17.7 T      608
        CK03U010  C2003 11 09.54997 02 44 27.81 -17 40 49.4          17.5 T      608
    
    Observer details:
    608 Haleakala-NEAT/MSSS.  Observers R. Bambery, E. Helin, S. Pravdo, M. Hicks,
        K. Lawrence, P. Kervin.  1.2-m reflector + CCD.
    785 Fitz-Randolph Observatory, Princeton.  Observer J. Maffei.  0.91-m f/13.6
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    H41 Petit Jean Mountain.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.41-m f/3.7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 U1 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Nov. 3.376 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.79525              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.009828       Peri.  278.381       +0.692757       +0.702765
    a  21.58473        Node   322.772       +0.720773       -0.667250
    e   0.91683        Incl.  164.479       +0.023947       -0.246776
    P 100
    From 127 observations 2003 Oct. 19-Nov. 9.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 U1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 11 07    03 07.83   -16 18.6    0.881    1.796   147.2    17.4  16.8
    2003 11 12    02 22.52   -18 44.3    0.911    1.798   142.2    19.7  16.8
    2003 11 17    01 41.06   -20 07.3    0.976    1.803   133.2    23.6  17.0
    2003 11 22    01 05.95   -20 37.4    1.069    1.810   123.3    27.2  17.2
    2003 11 27    00 37.72   -20 32.1    1.181    1.819   113.7    29.8  17.5
    2003 12 02    00 15.64   -20 06.5    1.307    1.829   104.9    31.4  17.7
    2003 12 07    23 58.59   -19 30.8    1.442    1.842    96.9    32.1  17.9
    
    2003 12 17    23 35.42   -18 09.6    1.723    1.873    82.7    31.4  18.4
    2003 12 27    23 21.88   -16 48.8    2.004    1.911    70.3    29.0  18.8
    2004 01 06    23 14.22   -15 33.3    2.272    1.956    58.9    25.5  19.2
    2004 01 16    23 10.23   -14 23.5    2.520    2.006    48.4    21.5  19.5
    2004 01 26    23 08.62   -13 18.7    2.742    2.062    38.3    17.2  19.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-V49
    

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