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    M.P.E.C. 2004-S02                                Issued 2004 Sept. 16, 15:31 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 Brinson 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 P/2004 R3 (LINEAR-NEAT)
    
    Observations:
        PK04R030  C2004 09 10.29965 00 37 23.60 +14 18 11.9          20.1 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 10.31088 00 37 23.26 +14 18 13.8          20.2 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 10.32211 00 37 22.81 +14 18 14.9          20.0 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 10.33334 00 37 22.36 +14 18 15.4          20.4 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.26186 00 35 27.70 +14 21 11.6          19.1 N ES002644
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.29228 00 35 26.41 +14 21 14.1          19.8 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.30404 00 35 25.89 +14 21 13.6          19.8 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.32419 00 35 25.09 +14 21 14.6          19.4 N ES002644
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.32777 00 35 24.86 +14 21 14.3          20.4 N ES002704
        PK04R030  C2004 09 13.38795 00 35 22.32 +14 21 17.1          19.5 N ES002644
        PK04R030  C2004 09 15.91496 00 33 36.76 +14 22 16.3          19.4 N ES002J95
        PK04R030  C2004 09 15.92054 00 33 36.52 +14 22 15.6          19.2 N ES002J95
        PK04R030  C2004 09 15.92591 00 33 36.40 +14 22 16.1          19.7 N ES002J95
        PK04R030  C2004 09 15.96248 00 33 34.66 +14 22 16.0          19.9 N ES002J95
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.19611 00 33 24.85 +14 22 20.8          18.9 T ES002G90
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.19763 00 33 24.69 +14 22 19.6          19.3 N ES002649
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.20078 00 33 24.63 +14 22 20.5          19.1 T ES002G90
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.20545 00 33 24.43 +14 22 20.4          19.0 T ES002G90
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.21208 00 33 24.02 +14 22 19.6          19.3 N ES002649
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.22743 00 33 23.37 +14 22 20.1          19.5 N ES002649
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.22836 00 33 23.47 +14 22 20.8          19.0 T ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.23854 00 33 23.01 +14 22 20.7                 ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.24572 00 33 22.68 +14 22 21.0                 ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.25741 00 33 22.14 +14 22 20.9          19.0 T ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.26493 00 33 21.81 +14 22 21.2                 ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.27836 00 33 21.23 +14 22 21.3                 ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.28646 00 33 20.84 +14 22 21.5          19.0 T ES002673
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.28778 00 33 20.73 +14 22 21.4          19.7 N ES002854
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.29478 00 33 20.36 +14 22 21.4          19.8 N ES002854
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.30179 00 33 20.12 +14 22 21.4          19.9 N ES002854
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.30836 00 33 19.53 +14 22 20.2          18.8 N ES002734
        PK04R030  C2004 09 16.32023 00 33 19.27 +14 22 20.6          19.4 N ES002734
    
    Observer details:
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers R. Bambery, M. Hicks, K. Lawrence,
        E. Helin, R. Thicksten, M. Brown.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer R. Fredrick.  0.75-m Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  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.
    734 Farpoint Observatory.  Observer G. Bell.  Measurer G. Hug.  0.4-m f/6
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.36-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    G90 Three Buttes Observatory, Tucson.  Observer G. R. Jones.  0.4-m
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2004 R3 (LINEAR-NEAT)
    T 2004 May 23.353 TT                                    MPC
    q   2.14061              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.129404       Peri.    4.714       +0.805213       +0.585900
    a   3.87113        Node   318.967       -0.548504       +0.677341
    e   0.44703        Incl.    8.003       -0.225334       +0.444894
    P   7.62
    From 31 observations 2004 Sept. 10-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2004 R3 (LINEAR-NEAT)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 09 12    00 36.30   +14 20.2    1.362    2.309   153.8    11.1  18.8
    2004 09 22    00 29.08   +14 19.6    1.358    2.338   163.4     7.0  18.9
    2004 10 02    00 21.32   +14 01.5    1.378    2.369   169.2     4.6  18.9
    2004 10 12    00 14.18   +13 31.4    1.423    2.401   165.0     6.2  19.1
    2004 10 22    00 08.65   +12 56.8    1.493    2.435   155.8     9.6  19.2
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-S02
    

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