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    M.P.E.C. 2004-M09                                Issued 2004 June 17, 16:43 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/2004 L2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK04L020  C2004 06 11.35259 19 10 44.61 -27 36 24.0          19.2 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 11.36292 19 10 44.24 -27 36 28.1          18.9 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 11.37338 19 10 43.96 -27 36 31.8          19.1 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 14.32463 19 09 06.84 -27 55 48.8          18.7 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 14.33519 19 09 06.48 -27 55 52.8          19.0 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 14.34689 19 09 06.08 -27 55 58.1          18.8 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 14.35686 19 09 05.73 -27 56 01.6          18.9 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 14.36684 19 09 05.33 -27 56 05.9          18.7 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 15.32448 19 08 32.88 -28 02 24.6          18.9 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 15.33548 19 08 32.41 -28 02 27.4          19.4 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 15.34520 19 08 32.13 -28 02 32.1          19.4 N EM009704
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.01092 19 07 34.03 -28 13 26.9                 EM009118
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.02093 19 07 33.67 -28 13 33.7                 EM009118
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.19935 19 07 27.42 -28 14 42.8          18.8 T EM009I05
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.20375 19 07 27.22 -28 14 44.1          18.8 T EM009I05
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.28933 19 07 24.22 -28 15 19.2          19.3 N EM009651
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.29188 19 07 24.15 -28 15 20.7          19.3 N EM009448
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.31344 19 07 23.36 -28 15 28.0          17.5 N EM009G90
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.31730 19 07 23.23 -28 15 29.8          19.0 N EM009651
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.31791 19 07 23.17 -28 15 30.2          19.5 N EM009448
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.31967 19 07 23.22 -28 15 31.8          18.1 N EM009G90
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.32082 19 07 23.11 -28 15 32.3          19.0 N EM009651
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.32082 19 07 23.02 -28 15 31.6          19.2 N EM009651
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.32518 19 07 22.95 -28 15 34.0          19.7 N EM009448
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.32658 19 07 22.84 -28 15 34.9          17.5 N EM009G90
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.38681 19 07 20.75 -28 15 58.6          18.0 N EM009673
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.39097 19 07 20.50 -28 16 00.5                 EM009673
        CK04L020  C2004 06 17.39514 19 07 20.41 -28 16 02.4                 EM009673
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observers S. Gajdos, A. Galad.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    651 Grasslands Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.62-m f/5.1
        Newtonian + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer D. Mayes.  0.6-m
        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.
    G90 Three Buttes Observatory, Tucson.  Observer G. R. Jones.  0.4-m
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    I05 Las Campanas Observatory-TIE.  Observers G. Masi, F. Mallia.  0.36-m SoTIE
        reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2004 L2 (LINEAR)
    T 2005 Nov. 16.015 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.80396              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  256.956       +0.473259       -0.055260
                       Node    99.245       +0.206054       +0.977288
    e   1.0            Incl.   62.969       -0.856486       +0.204583
    From 27 observations 2004 June 11-17.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2004 L2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 06 14    19 09.30   -27 53.7    4.855    5.806   157.3     3.9  21.1
    2004 06 24    19 03.25   -28 59.7    4.751    5.746   167.2     2.2  21.0
    2004 07 04    18 56.52   -30 05.2    4.678    5.688   172.8     1.3  20.9
    2004 07 14    18 49.45   -31 08.4    4.637    5.629   166.2     2.5  20.8
    2004 07 24    18 42.45   -32 07.5    4.627    5.571   156.0     4.2  20.8
    2004 08 03    18 35.93   -33 01.5    4.647    5.513   145.4     6.0  20.7
    2004 08 13    18 30.28   -33 49.9    4.693    5.455   134.9     7.6  20.7
    2004 08 23    18 25.82   -34 32.9    4.761    5.398   124.5     8.9  20.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-M09
    

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