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    M.P.E.C. 2004-V52                                Issued 2004 Nov. 10, 18:59 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.
    
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                 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/2003 YM159 (LINEAR-CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 08.44102 09 05 55.46 +34 23 29.1          19.2 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 08.45198 09 05 56.02 +34 23 30.6          19.2 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 08.46293 09 05 56.71 +34 23 30.5          19.3 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 08.47390 09 05 57.32 +34 23 29.9          19.4 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 24.43735 09 20 38.50 +34 31 42.1          19.1 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 24.44924 09 20 39.17 +34 31 40.3          19.8 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 24.46114 09 20 39.70 +34 31 43.9          19.9 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 24.47306 09 20 40.23 +34 31 44.0          19.4 N EV052704
        PK03YF9M  C2004 10 24.48498 09 20 40.93 +34 31 44.0          19.4 N EV052704
        PK03YF9a  C2004 11 10.46635 09 33 16.44 +34 59 27.7          17.6 T EV052703
        PK03YF9a  C2004 11 10.47529 09 33 16.77 +34 59 28.6          17.9 T EV052703
        PK03YF9a  C2004 11 10.48425 09 33 17.13 +34 59 29.4          17.8 T EV052703
        PK03YF9a  C2004 11 10.49322 09 33 17.41 +34 59 31.4          17.6 T EV052703
        PJ03YF9b  C2004 11 10.46635 09 33 08.06 +35 00 02.4          18.1 T EV052703
        PJ03YF9b  C2004 11 10.47529 09 33 08.48 +35 00 02.3          17.6 T EV052703
        PJ03YF9b  C2004 11 10.48425 09 33 08.73 +35 00 04.5          18.0 T EV052703
        PJ03YF9b  C2004 11 10.49322 09 33 09.19 +35 00 04.7          17.9 T EV052703
    
    Observer details:
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer R. Hill.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        C. M. Casey, E. J. Christensen, G. J. Garradd, R. E. Hill, S. M. Larson,
        R. H. McNaught.  0.68-m 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:
        P/2003 YM159 (LINEAR-Catalina)
    Epoch 2005 Mar. 11.0 TT = JDT 2453440.5
    T 2005 Feb. 28.53112 TT                                 MPC
    q   4.4112763            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.04398905     Peri.   87.65896     -0.67160137     -0.69895429
    a   7.9476675      Node    47.86052     +0.47633268     -0.66142057
    e   0.4449596      Incl.   19.35836     +0.56750223     -0.27200320
    P  22.41
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    K03CH  704  0.4-  0.4+    K03CU  704  0.5-  0.1+    K04AO  704  0.1+  1.0+
    K03CH  704  0.1-  0.1+    K03CU  704  0.0   0.1+    K04AO  704  0.7-  0.3+
    K03CH  704  0.6+  0.5+    K04A8  704  0.6+  0.7-    K04AO  704  0.6+  0.4-
    K03CH  704  0.3+  0.2+    K04A8  704  0.5-  0.7+    K04BA  703  0.1-  0.3+
    K03CH  704  0.4-  0.4+    K04A8  704  0.0   0.5+    K04BA  703  0.1-  0.1-
    K03CU  704  0.4+  0.8-    K04A8  704  0.5-  0.1-    K04BA  703  0.2+  0.5-
    K03CU  704  0.1+  0.6-    K04AO  704  0.1-  0.8+    K04BA  703  0.5-  0.2+
    K03CU  704  0.0   0.5-    K04AO  704  0.9+  1.8-
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2003 YM159 (LINEAR-Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 11 01    09 26.68   +34 41.4    4.414    4.459    86.2    12.8  17.7
    2004 11 11    09 33.61   +35 00.7    4.265    4.452    94.4    12.8  17.6
    2004 11 21    09 39.18   +35 27.9    4.118    4.445   102.9    12.5  17.6
    2004 12 01    09 43.22   +36 03.0    3.979    4.438   111.7    11.9  17.5
    2004 12 11    09 45.59   +36 45.3    3.850    4.433   120.6    11.0  17.4
    2004 12 21    09 46.17   +37 33.2    3.736    4.428   129.5     9.9  17.3
    2004 12 31    09 44.93   +38 24.2    3.641    4.423   138.3     8.5  17.3
    2005 01 10    09 41.95   +39 14.8    3.568    4.420   146.3     7.1  17.2
    2005 01 20    09 37.46   +40 00.8    3.520    4.417   152.5     5.9  17.2
    2005 01 30    09 31.88   +40 38.2    3.500    4.414   155.4     5.3  17.2
    2005 02 09    09 25.72   +41 03.5    3.507    4.413   153.6     5.7  17.2
    2005 02 19    09 19.64   +41 14.3    3.541    4.412   148.1     6.8  17.2
    2005 03 01    09 14.25   +41 10.0    3.601    4.411   140.6     8.2  17.2
    2005 03 11    09 10.05   +40 51.4    3.683    4.412   132.1     9.6  17.3
    2005 03 21    09 07.41   +40 20.0    3.785    4.413   123.4    10.9  17.3
    2005 03 31    09 06.51   +39 38.0    3.902    4.414   114.7    11.9  17.4
    2005 04 10    09 07.37   +38 47.6    4.031    4.417   106.2    12.6  17.5
    2005 04 20    09 09.93   +37 50.7    4.168    4.420    97.9    13.0  17.6
    2005 04 30    09 14.03   +36 48.9    4.309    4.424    89.9    13.2  17.6
    2005 05 10    09 19.49   +35 43.2    4.451    4.428    82.2    13.1  17.7
    2005 05 20    09 26.13   +34 34.6    4.592    4.433    74.7    12.7  17.8
    2005 05 30    09 33.76   +33 23.7    4.729    4.439    67.4    12.2  17.8
    2005 06 09    09 42.20   +32 11.0    4.859    4.445    60.4    11.4  17.9
    2005 06 19    09 51.30   +30 56.8    4.981    4.452    53.5    10.6  18.0
    2005 06 29    10 00.92   +29 41.5    5.093    4.460    46.9     9.6  18.0
    2005 07 09    10 10.96   +28 25.4    5.193    4.468    40.4     8.5  18.1
    2005 07 19    10 21.30   +27 08.9    5.281    4.477    34.2     7.3  18.1
    
         The above linkage applies to Component A.  Component B seems not to
    have been previously observed and will pass perihelion 0.23 day after
    component A.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-V52
    

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