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    M.P.E.C. 2004-J70                                Issued 2004 May 15, 14:35 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/2004 F2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK04F020  C2004 04 24.74139 17 38 27.06 +19 36 10.1                 EJ070349
        CK04F020  C2004 04 24.74361 17 38 26.76 +19 36 16.2                 EJ070349
        CK04F020  C2004 04 24.74581 17 38 26.47 +19 36 22.1          17.7 T EJ070349
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.28805 16 53 24.14 +30 55 20.6          18.3 T EJ070704
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.29676 16 53 22.61 +30 55 39.0          18.9 T EJ070704
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.30547 16 53 20.95 +30 55 56.1          18.8 T EJ070704
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.31418 16 53 19.40 +30 56 12.8          18.8 T EJ070704
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.32312 16 53 17.84 +30 56 31.7          18.6 T EJ070704
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.36668 16 53 10.02 +30 57 58.7          18.5 T EJ070699
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.38708 16 53 06.31 +30 58 38.8                 EJ070699
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.40747 16 53 02.62 +30 59 18.4                 EJ070699
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.42785 16 52 58.95 +31 00 00.3                 EJ070699
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.89086 16 51 36.86 +31 15 12.9          18.7 N EJ070104
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.89502 16 51 35.97 +31 15 21.6          19.1 N EJ070104
        CK04F020  C2004 05 11.89914 16 51 35.35 +31 15 30.4          18.1 N EJ070104
        CK04F020  C2004 05 14.65376 16 43 21.43 +32 41 19.4          18.6 T EJ070360
        CK04F020  C2004 05 14.65899 16 43 20.47 +32 41 28.7                 EJ070360
        CK04F020  C2004 05 14.66422 16 43 19.50 +32 41 38.4                 EJ070360
        CK04F020  C2004 05 15.01644 16 42 16.18 +32 51 59.3                 EJ070213
        CK04F020  C2004 05 15.08450 16 42 03.82 +32 53 57.8                 EJ070213
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observers L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli,
        G. Fagioli.  Measurers G. Forti, L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli.
        0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/6.6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/5.8 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. A. Skiff.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt
        + 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/2004 F2 (LINEAR)
    T 2003 Dec. 26.6532 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.430540             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.006506       Peri.  317.1507      -0.1082701      -0.4275642
                       Node   248.2750      -0.4231499      -0.7970972
    e   0.990693       Incl.  104.9616      -0.8995676      +0.4264093
    From 99 observations 2004 Mar. 25-May 15.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2004 F2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 05 15    16 42.32   +32 51.5    1.644    2.377   125.3    20.3        20.0
    2004 05 25    16 12.69   +36 48.7    1.783    2.476   122.2    20.3        20.2
    2004 06 04    15 45.69   +39 04.9    1.955    2.576   116.7    20.6        20.5
    2004 06 14    15 23.25   +40 03.1    2.152    2.677   110.1    20.9        20.8
    2004 06 24    15 06.07   +40 07.9    2.364    2.778   103.1    20.9        21.1
    2004 07 04    14 53.96   +39 39.9    2.586    2.878    96.2    20.6        21.4
    2004 07 14    14 46.22   +38 53.6    2.810    2.979    89.5    19.9        21.6
    2004 07 24    14 42.11   +37 58.4    3.032    3.080    83.1    19.1        21.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-J70
    

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