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    M.P.E.C. 2003-W58                                Issued 2003 Nov. 25, 17:03 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 11 16.49083 21 19 47.05 -09 04 51.4          17.8 T      360
        PK03U020  C2003 11 16.49374 21 19 47.47 -09 04 52.9                      360
        PK03U020  C2003 11 16.49725 21 19 47.93 -09 04 54.2                      360
        PK03U020  C2003 11 20.07528 21 28 28.31 -09 28 55.2          18.9 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 20.08808 21 28 30.26 -09 28 59.4          19.2 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 20.10059 21 28 31.99 -09 29 04.4          19.1 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 20.11318 21 28 33.84 -09 29 08.6          19.1 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 21.06256 21 30 53.62 -09 34 52.2          19.0 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 21.07564 21 30 55.48 -09 34 56.6          19.3 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 21.08837 21 30 57.42 -09 35 00.2          19.1 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 21.10161 21 30 59.26 -09 35 05.2          19.2 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 21.11449 21 31 01.32 -09 35 08.3          19.2 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 23.06371 21 35 50.30 -09 45 58.6          18.8 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 23.07649 21 35 52.20 -09 46 01.9          19.0 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 23.08890 21 35 53.95 -09 46 08.0          18.7 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 23.10154 21 35 55.87 -09 46 12.0          19.0 T      704
        PK03U020  C2003 11 23.11386 21 35 57.80 -09 46 12.6          19.1 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    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, A. Milner.  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. 4.8874 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.710387             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1027232      Peri.  177.3259      +0.9973456      -0.0559168
    a   4.515338       Node   186.4599      +0.0567128      +0.9982636
    e   0.621205       Incl.   24.4900      +0.0456673      -0.0185248
    P   9.59
    From 99 observations 2003 Sept. 19-Nov. 23.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-W58
    

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