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    M.P.E.C. 2004-Y52                                Issued 2004 Dec. 24, 15:06 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 C/2004 T3 (SIDING SPRING)
    
    Observations:
        CK04T030  C2004 12 18.47145 02 29 39.61 -56 02 43.8          19.4 N EY052415
        CK04T030  C2004 12 18.47574 02 29 39.56 -56 02 41.7          19.2 N EY052415
        CK04T030  C2004 12 20.54709 02 28 47.90 -55 48 37.8          19.1 N EY052415
        CK04T030  C2004 12 20.55135 02 28 47.87 -55 48 36.0          19.6 N EY052415
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m
        f/3.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2004 T3 (Siding Spring)
    T 2003 Apr. 13.4783 TT                                  MPC
    q   8.861325             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  259.5838      +0.1189347      +0.6708455
                       Node    50.3358      +0.0660499      +0.7302522
    e   1.0            Incl.   71.9702      -0.9907028      +0.1292213
    From 53 observations 2004 Oct. 12-Dec. 20.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2004 T3 (Siding Spring)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 12 21    02 28.62   -55 45.5    9.505    9.544    89.3     5.9  17.2
    2004 12 31    02 25.28   -54 33.6    9.600    9.565    85.0     5.9  17.2
    2005 01 10    02 23.20   -53 16.8    9.697    9.587    80.7     5.8  17.2
    2005 01 20    02 22.32   -51 57.1    9.794    9.609    76.3     5.7  17.3
    2005 01 30    02 22.55   -50 36.3    9.888    9.631    72.1     5.6  17.3
    2005 02 09    02 23.78   -49 15.8    9.979    9.653    68.0     5.4  17.3
    2005 02 19    02 25.87   -47 57.1   10.063    9.675    64.3     5.3  17.4
    2005 03 01    02 28.71   -46 41.3   10.140    9.698    61.0     5.1  17.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-Y52
    

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