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    M.P.E.C. 2005-A02                                Issued 2005 Jan. 1, 14:43 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.
    
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                               COMET P/2004 X1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK04X010  C2004 12 27.81914 00 34 04.01 +14 53 07.4                 EA002213
        PK04X010  C2004 12 27.83568 00 34 10.44 +14 53 48.0                 EA002213
        PK04X010  C2004 12 31.70972 00 58 41.83 +17 19 43.9          18.5 N EA002104
        PK04X010  C2004 12 31.71316 00 58 43.01 +17 19 49.7                 EA002104
        PK04X010  C2004 12 31.71609 00 58 44.10 +17 19 53.8                 EA002104
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observers L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli,
        G. Fagioli.  Measurers G. Forti, L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli.
        0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/6.6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2004 X1 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 Nov. 1.923 TT                                    MPC
    q   0.78243              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.203753       Peri.  345.445       +0.991521       +0.129465
    a   2.86023        Node     7.145       -0.108460       +0.871774
    e   0.72644        Incl.    5.141       -0.071568       +0.472493
    P   4.84
    From 69 observations 2004 Dec. 7-31.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2004 X1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2004 12 31    00 54.35   +16 55.0    0.555    1.205    99.4    53.6  17.0
    2005 01 10    01 49.68   +21 35.3    0.673    1.312   103.2    46.9  17.8
    2005 01 20    02 34.19   +24 23.8    0.816    1.420   103.8    42.3  18.6
    2005 01 30    03 10.83   +26 05.9    0.977    1.526   102.1    39.1  19.3
    2005 02 09    03 42.05   +27 08.8    1.152    1.632    99.1    36.7  19.9
    2005 02 19    04 09.60   +27 47.6    1.339    1.735    95.2    34.6  20.5
    2005 03 01    04 34.59   +28 10.2    1.534    1.836    90.7    32.6  21.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-A02
    

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