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    M.P.E.C. 2003-W53                                Issued 2003 Nov. 25, 16:30 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 S4 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03S040  C2003 10 25.94454 21 29 21.56 +28 34 14.2                      204
        CK03S040  C2003 10 25.94817 21 29 21.59 +28 34 12.4                      204
        CK03S040  C2003 10 25.95179 21 29 21.70 +28 34 10.2                      204
        CK03S040  C2003 10 25.96351 21 29 21.89 +28 34 02.7          19.1 T      204
        CK03S040  C2003 11 17.47098 21 41 21.96 +25 09 00.5          18.5 T      360
        CK03S040  C2003 11 17.47491 21 41 22.13 +25 08 58.6                      360
        CK03S040  C2003 11 17.79634 21 41 35.75 +25 06 18.6                      170
        CK03S040  C2003 11 17.79746 21 41 35.79 +25 06 18.4                      170
    
    Observer details:
    170 Observatorio de Begues.  Observer J. Manteca.  0.36-m f/6.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 Newtonian
        + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 S4 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 May 26.7051 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.858465             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.025300       Peri.  154.4692      +0.8725748      -0.1735648
                       Node   224.5560      +0.2553473      +0.9589345
    e   0.902381       Incl.   40.6020      +0.4164263      -0.2243208
    From 112 observations 2003 Sept. 26-Nov. 17.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 S4 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 11 17    21 41.04   +25 12.9    3.869    4.171   100.9    13.5  18.1
    2003 11 27    21 48.66   +23 54.8    3.953    4.140    94.0    13.8  18.2
    2003 12 07    21 57.53   +22 47.6    4.044    4.111    87.0    13.8  18.2
    2003 12 17    22 07.48   +21 52.3    4.139    4.084    79.9    13.7  18.2
    2003 12 27    22 18.36   +21 09.2    4.235    4.058    73.0    13.4  18.2
    2004 01 06    22 30.01   +20 38.2    4.330    4.033    66.1    12.9  18.2
    2004 01 16    22 42.31   +20 18.5    4.421    4.010    59.4    12.2  18.3
    2004 01 26    22 55.14   +20 09.5    4.507    3.988    52.7    11.3  18.3
    2004 02 05    23 08.40   +20 10.0    4.585    3.968    46.3    10.3  18.3
    2004 02 15    23 21.97   +20 18.9    4.654    3.950    40.1     9.3  18.3
    2004 02 25    23 35.80   +20 35.0    4.713    3.933    34.1     8.1  18.3
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-W53
    

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