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    M.P.E.C. 2004-N12                                Issued 2004 July 2, 16:33 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 K3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK04K030  C2004 06 21.86879 12 52 03.70 +72 11 37.1          19.5 N EN012461
        CK04K030  C2004 06 21.87122 12 52 01.52 +72 11 28.7                 EN012461
        CK04K030  C2004 06 21.87367 12 51 59.42 +72 11 21.5                 EN012461
        CK04K030  C2004 06 26.91508 12 00 56.34 +67 42 15.5                 EN012213
        CK04K030  C2004 06 27.95275 11 54 05.95 +66 49 59.5          18.2 N EN012J95
        CK04K030  C2004 06 27.95776 11 54 04.01 +66 49 44.2          18.4 N EN012J95
        CK04K030  C2004 06 27.96249 11 54 02.27 +66 49 30.9          18.7 N EN012J95
        CK04K030  C2004 06 30.90305 11 38 39.30 +64 30 25.0                 EN012213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/6.6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer K. Sarneczky.
        0.60-m Schmidt + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2004 K3 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 June 30.4542 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.103367             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.017132       Peri.   60.4894      -0.2759486      -0.2670804
                       Node   275.5378      -0.7997295      +0.5966755
    e   0.981097       Incl.  111.9286      +0.5331840      +0.7567341
    From 72 observations 2004 May 29-June 30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2004 K3 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 06 24    12 25.97   +70 16.2    0.932    1.108    69.2    59.0  19.3
    2004 06 29    11 48.03   +65 59.0    1.055    1.104    64.4    56.1  19.5
    2004 07 04    11 26.92   +62 18.3    1.179    1.105    59.9    52.7  19.8
    2004 07 09    11 13.78   +59 13.2    1.302    1.112    55.7    49.0  20.0
    2004 07 14    11 04.98   +56 37.2    1.421    1.125    51.8    45.2  20.3
    2004 07 19    10 58.77   +54 24.4    1.534    1.143    48.2    41.5  20.5
    2004 07 24    10 54.24   +52 30.1    1.640    1.167    44.9    37.9  20.7
    2004 07 29    10 50.87   +50 50.6    1.739    1.195    41.9    34.6  21.0
    2004 08 03    10 48.31   +49 23.2    1.830    1.228    39.4    31.6  21.2
    2004 08 08    10 46.37   +48 06.0    1.912    1.264    37.3    29.1  21.4
    2004 08 13    10 44.89   +46 57.5    1.985    1.304    35.7    27.0  21.6
    2004 08 18    10 43.75   +45 56.8    2.049    1.347    34.8    25.4  21.9
    2004 08 23    10 42.86   +45 03.1    2.104    1.392    34.4    24.2  22.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-N12
    

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