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    M.P.E.C. 2005-A51                                Issued 2005 Jan. 14, 15:35 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 X1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK04X010  C2005 01 07.13944 01 35 04.83 +20 28 58.2          19.7 T EA051704
        PK04X010  C2005 01 07.16567 01 35 13.24 +20 29 38.2          20.1 T EA051704
        PK04X010  C2005 01 07.17870 01 35 17.14 +20 29 55.4          20.1 T EA051704
        PK04X010  C2005 01 07.19221 01 35 21.37 +20 30 13.9          19.8 T EA051704
        PK04X010  C2005 01 09.87019 01 49 01.96 +21 32 24.4          18.2 N EA051213
        PK04X010  C2005 01 09.87752 01 49 04.10 +21 32 33.9          18.2 N EA051213
        PK04X010  C2005 01 09.88935 01 49 07.54 +21 32 49.7          18.2 N EA051213
        PK04X010  C2005 01 11.72703 01 58 03.46 +22 10 47.4                 EA051118
        PK04X010  C2005 01 11.73411 01 58 05.40 +22 10 55.6                 EA051118
        PK04X010  C2005 01 11.73999 01 58 07.09 +22 11 02.3                 EA051118
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observer S. Gajdos.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/6.6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + 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/2004 X1 (LINEAR)
    T 2004 Nov. 1.9426 TT                                   MPC
    q   0.782512             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.2029030      Peri.  345.4786      +0.9915478      +0.1292654
    a   2.868206       Node     7.1221      -0.1082961      +0.8717777
    e   0.727177       Incl.    5.1427      -0.0714493      +0.4725401
    P   4.86
    From 83 observations 2004 Dec. 7-2005 Jan. 11.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2004 X1 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 01 10    01 49.68   +21 35.3    0.673    1.312   103.2    46.9  17.8
    2005 01 20    02 34.18   +24 23.8    0.816    1.420   103.7    42.3  18.6
    2005 01 30    03 10.82   +26 05.9    0.978    1.527   102.1    39.1  19.3
    2005 02 09    03 42.03   +27 08.7    1.153    1.632    99.1    36.6  19.9
    2005 02 19    04 09.58   +27 47.5    1.340    1.736    95.2    34.6  20.5
    2005 03 01    04 34.56   +28 10.2    1.535    1.837    90.7    32.6  21.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-A51
    

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