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    M.P.E.C. 2005-F50                                Issued 2005 Mar. 29, 18:49 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/2005 A1 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK05A010  C2005 01 17.15142 13 55 28.69 -19 58 39.6                 EF050048
        CK05A010  C2005 01 17.15182 13 55 28.71 -19 58 40.7                 EF050048
        CK05A010  C2005 01 17.15223 13 55 28.72 -19 58 41.7                 EF050048
        CK05A010  C2005 01 17.15263 13 55 28.76 -19 58 43.1                 EF050048
        CK05A010  C2005 01 17.15304 13 55 28.76 -19 58 43.6                 EF050048
        CK05A010  C2005 03 24.97112 01 21 14.53 -52 12 48.3          12.5 N EF050844
        CK05A010  C2005 03 24.97703 01 21 15.77 -52 12 24.7          13.0 N EF050844
        CK05A010  C2005 03 24.98295 01 21 15.94 -52 12 00.2          13.3 N EF050844
        CK05A010  C2005 03 24.98881 01 21 17.18 -52 11 31.0          13.8 N EF050844
        CK05A010  C2005 03 24.99471 01 21 18.14 -52 11 06.0          14.9 N EF050844
        CK05A010  C2005 03 28.39598 01 27 29.63 -48 11 52.2          13.1 N EF050415
        CK05A010  C2005 03 28.39677 01 27 29.69 -48 11 48.3          13.2 N EF050415
        CK05A010  C2005 03 28.39759 01 27 29.77 -48 11 44.5          13.0 N EF050415
    
    Observer details:
    048 Hradec Kralove.  Observer M. Lehky.  0.40-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m
        f/3.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    844 Los Molinos.  Observer S. Roland.  0.46-m f/2.8 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 A1 (LINEAR)
    Epoch 2005 Apr. 20.0 TT = JDT 2453480.5
    T 2005 Apr. 10.22847 TT                                 MPC
    q   0.9068503            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  -0.0005414      Peri.  271.86877     +0.01370703     +0.99747293
     +/-0.0000260      Node   355.85903     +0.14317861     -0.07095882
    e   1.0004909      Incl.   74.88594     -0.98960194     +0.00354952
    From 202 observations 2004 Dec. 9-2005 Mar. 28, mean residual 0".60.
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.000218
    and -0.000370 (+/- 0.000026) AU^-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-F50
    

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