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  • MPEC 2003-X09 : COMET C/2003 S3 (LINEAR)

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    M.P.E.C. 2003-X09                                Issued 2003 Dec. 2, 16:18 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 S3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03S030  C2003 11 17.54028 03 34 24.07 +26 02 00.2          19.3 T      372
        CK03S030  C2003 11 20.05197 03 32 21.27 +25 50 21.5          19.4 N      204
        CK03S030  C2003 11 20.05567 03 32 21.01 +25 50 20.5                      204
        CK03S030  C2003 11 20.05935 03 32 20.87 +25 50 19.1                      204
        CK03S030  C2003 11 20.06607 03 32 20.63 +25 50 17.5          18.7 T      204
        CK03S030  C2003 11 21.53194 03 31 09.24 +25 43 26.2          19.3 T      372
        CK03S030  C2003 11 23.62813 03 29 27.57 +25 33 30.3          19.5 T      372
        CK03S030  C2003 11 24.19916 03 29 00.16 +25 30 46.2          19.4 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 24.21154 03 28 59.63 +25 30 43.1          20.2 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 24.22404 03 28 58.97 +25 30 38.3          20.1 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 24.23645 03 28 58.41 +25 30 35.3          20.2 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 24.24882 03 28 57.80 +25 30 30.8          19.9 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 26.24829 03 27 21.73 +25 20 54.6          19.5 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 26.26106 03 27 21.14 +25 20 50.9          19.5 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 26.27368 03 27 20.55 +25 20 45.9          19.6 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 26.28646 03 27 19.86 +25 20 43.9          20.1 T      704
        CK03S030  C2003 11 26.29931 03 27 19.28 +25 20 40.0          19.5 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 Newtonian
        + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observer T. Seki.  0.60-m f/3.5 reflector.
    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:
        C/2003 S3 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Apr. 10.8911 TT                                  MPC
    q   8.128907             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  154.5974      +0.3500963      +0.8706353
                       Node   226.3913      +0.7571966      -0.0458505
    e   1.0            Incl.  151.4922      +0.5514399      -0.4897875
    From 79 observations 2003 Sept. 27-Nov. 26.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-X09
    

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