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    M.P.E.C. 2004-E05                                Issued 2004 Mar. 1, 17:08 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 WT42 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 18.98456 03 43 12.07 +31 55 01.8          17.9 N EE005A33
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 18.99152 03 43 12.20 +31 55 02.6          17.6 N EE005A33
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 20.86788 03 43 32.31 +31 56 09.6          18.0 N EE005A33
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 20.87251 03 43 32.37 +31 56 09.7          18.0 N EE005A33
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 22.86329 03 43 55.96 +31 57 27.0          18.6 N EE005213
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 22.86762 03 43 56.03 +31 57 26.9          18.5 N EE005213
        CK03W42T  C2004 02 22.86944 03 43 56.00 +31 57 28.0          18.5 N EE005213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A33 Volkssternwarte Kirchheim.  Observer B. Brinkmann.  0.5-m f/5.0 reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2003 WT42 (LINEAR)
    Epoch 2006 Apr. 15.0 TT = JDT 2453840.5
    T 2006 Apr. 11.10231 TT                                 MPC
    q   5.1929869            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0003328      Peri.   92.45482     -0.66656049     -0.63522008
     +/-0.0001196      Node    48.45661     +0.28223752     -0.69942343
    e   1.0017280      Incl.   31.41498     +0.68995586     -0.32757033
    From 176 observations 2003 Oct. 30-2004 Feb. 22, mean residual 0".47.
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000207
    and +0.000362 (+/- 0.000120) AU^-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-E05
    

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