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    M.P.E.C. 2003-X49                                Issued 2003 Dec. 11, 21:43 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 W1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03W010  C2003 11 29.70946 18 47 46.61 +65 41 30.9          17.8 N      104
        CK03W010  C2003 11 29.71156 18 47 47.76 +65 41 32.5                      104
        CK03W010  C2003 11 29.71365 18 47 48.76 +65 41 34.5                      104
        CK03W010  C2003 11 29.71574 18 47 49.90 +65 41 36.5                      104
        CK03W010  C2003 12 11.06963 20 40 53.82 +66 44 55.9          18.7 T      704
        CK03W010  C2003 12 11.08273 20 41 02.46 +66 44 50.5          18.5 T      704
        CK03W010  C2003 12 11.09550 20 41 10.85 +66 44 44.0          18.7 T      704
        CK03W010  C2003 12 11.10838 20 41 19.32 +66 44 40.3          18.7 T      704
        CK03W010  C2003 12 11.12115 20 41 27.87 +66 44 34.3          18.7 T      704
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observers L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli,
        G. Fagioli.  Measurers G. Forti, L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli.
        0.40-m f/5 reflector + 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:
        C/2003 W1 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Nov.  9.4692 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.652531             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0077363      Peri.  113.2910      +0.2753674      +0.1311978
    a  25.319055       Node   256.7390      -0.0443121      +0.9913229
    e   0.934732       Incl.   78.0792      +0.9603173      +0.0081223
    P 127
    From 61 observations 2003 Nov. 16-Dec. 11.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2003 W1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2003 12 07    19 57.07   +66 50.6    1.278    1.690    95.8    35.4  17.3
    2003 12 12    20 51.15   +66 38.1    1.256    1.705    98.4    34.8  17.3
    2003 12 17    21 45.65   +65 23.9    1.245    1.722   100.5    34.2  17.3
    2003 12 22    22 35.94   +63 09.4    1.245    1.741   102.1    33.5  17.4
    2003 12 27    23 19.37   +60 06.8    1.259    1.762   102.9    33.0  17.5
    2004 01 01    23 55.58   +56 33.1    1.286    1.785   102.9    32.5  17.6
    2004 01 06    00 25.47   +52 44.9    1.327    1.810   102.1    32.1  17.7
    2004 01 11    00 50.30   +48 55.2    1.379    1.836   100.7    31.8  17.8
    2004 01 16    01 11.23   +45 13.5    1.443    1.865    98.6    31.4  18.0
    2004 01 21    01 29.21   +41 45.6    1.518    1.894    96.1    31.1  18.2
    2004 01 26    01 44.93   +38 34.7    1.601    1.925    93.2    30.7  18.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-X49
    

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