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    M.P.E.C. 2005-K01                                Issued 2005 May 16, 00:15 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 J2 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.16068 11 35 53.42 -13 12 58.1          18.9 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.16812 11 35 52.88 -13 12 54.3          18.4 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.17553 11 35 52.39 -13 12 50.6          17.9 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.18293 11 35 51.72 -13 12 49.0          19.3 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.20086 11 35 50.29 -13 12 40.3          18.2 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.21083 11 35 49.34 -13 12 34.5          18.9 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.22075 11 35 48.65 -13 12 31.5          18.8 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.23068 11 35 47.94 -13 12 26.4          19.1 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.82644 11 35 02.12 -13 08 20.8          20   N EK001461
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.83082 11 35 01.72 -13 08 19.0                 EK001461
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.83106 11 35 01.73 -13 08 20.1          18.8 N EK001599
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.86601 11 34 59.04 -13 08 04.4          19.2 N EK001599
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.86747 11 34 58.87 -13 08 04.8          19.2 N EK001599
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.86893 11 34 58.80 -13 08 02.5          19.3 N EK001599
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.95863 11 34 52.02 -13 07 23.4          19.8 N EK001807
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.96323 11 34 51.65 -13 07 21.5          19.9 N EK001807
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.96825 11 34 51.27 -13 07 19.8          19.8 N EK001807
        CK05J020  C2005 05 12.97321 11 34 50.89 -13 07 18.3          19.9 N EK001807
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.18745 11 34 34.71 -13 05 51.9          18.0 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.19616 11 34 33.80 -13 05 46.4          18.0 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.20488 11 34 33.26 -13 05 43.3          18.0 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.21363 11 34 32.62 -13 05 39.4          18.1 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.26435 11 34 28.64 -13 05 18.6          19.6 N EK001854
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.27489 11 34 28.02 -13 05 16.6          19.6 N EK001854
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.28600 11 34 27.00 -13 05 10.8          19.5 T EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.29375 11 34 26.34 -13 05 08.2                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.29745 11 34 26.12 -13 05 06.4                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 13.30255 11 34 25.77 -13 05 04.0                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.13127 11 33 23.71 -12 59 25.6          19.8 N EK001448
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.14488 11 33 22.65 -12 59 18.6          18.5 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.15226 11 33 22.10 -12 59 15.9          20.0 N EK001448
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.16188 11 33 21.26 -12 59 14.7          19.9 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.16525 11 33 21.13 -12 59 11.5          19.7 N EK001448
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.16995 11 33 20.71 -12 59 09.5          18.9 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.17039 11 33 20.56 -12 59 10.8          19.0 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.17802 11 33 20.13 -12 59 06.0          18.7 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.18073 11 33 19.85 -12 59 02.9          19.8 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.18610 11 33 19.53 -12 59 02.7          19.3 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.18978 11 33 19.29 -12 59 02.0          18.3 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.19082 11 33 19.22 -12 58 59.9          19.1 N EK001G90
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.19417 11 33 18.95 -12 58 59.9          19.1 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.19559 11 33 18.84 -12 58 58.9          19.3 N EK001G90
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.19891 11 33 18.69 -12 58 57.1          19.1 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.20038 11 33 18.50 -12 58 57.0          19.3 N EK001G90
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.20789 11 33 17.91 -12 58 54.1          18.5 N EK001703
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.21117 11 33 17.79 -12 58 51.5          19.9 N EK001651
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.21345 11 33 17.51 -12 58 51.3          19.9 N EK001651
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.22976 11 33 16.17 -12 58 45.0          18.5 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.23064 11 33 16.09 -12 58 45.0          18.8 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.23152 11 33 16.05 -12 58 44.7          19.0 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 14.23240 11 33 16.01 -12 58 44.3          18.6 N EK001G96
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.20891 11 32 04.27 -12 52 09.6          19.8 N EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.21238 11 32 04.09 -12 52 08.0                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.21644 11 32 03.75 -12 52 06.7                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.22037 11 32 03.49 -12 52 05.0                 EK001673
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.44786 11 31 47.02 -12 50 32.0          20.2 N EK001474
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.45206 11 31 46.67 -12 50 29.2          20.5 N EK001474
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.45626 11 31 46.39 -12 50 27.9          20.2 N EK001474
        CK05J020  C2005 05 15.46045 11 31 46.10 -12 50 26.6          20.3 N EK001474
    
    Observer details:
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    461 Szeged University, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer K. Sarneczky.
        0.60-m Schmidt + CCD.
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observer A. C. Gilmore.  0.6-m f/6.4
        reflector + CCD.
    599 Campo Imperatore-CINEOS.  Observers A. Boattini, R. Leoni, A. Di Paola.
        Measurers A. Boattini, R. Leoni, E. Dotto.  0.60-m f/3.1 Schmidt + CCD.
    651 Grasslands Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.62-m f/5.1
        Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.6-m
        reflector + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer R. E. Hill.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        C. M. Casey, E. J. Christensen, G. J. Garradd, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observer W. H. Ryan.  1.0-m f/10 reflector + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.36-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    G90 Three Buttes Observatory, Tucson.  Observer G. R. Jones.  0.40-m
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer E. C. Beshore.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        C. M. Casey, E. J. Christensen, G. J. Garradd, A. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 J2 (Catalina)
    T 2005 Mar. 30.743 TT                                   MPC
    q   4.28168              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  198.905       -0.945686       -0.183467
                       Node    33.360       -0.197703       +0.979896
    e   1.0            Incl.  150.790       -0.258052       -0.078381
    From 51 observations 2005 May 12-15.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 J2 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 05 10    11 38.75   -13 28.1    3.579    4.295   129.7    10.4  18.1
    2005 05 20    11 26.58   -12 21.3    3.743    4.302   117.3    12.1  18.2
    2005 05 30    11 17.02   -11 25.0    3.927    4.311   105.6    13.1  18.3
    2005 06 09    11 09.84   -10 40.6    4.123    4.321    94.4    13.5  18.4
    2005 06 19    11 04.76   -10 08.6    4.324    4.333    83.8    13.5  18.5
    2005 06 29    11 01.45   -09 48.2    4.521    4.347    73.7    13.0  18.7
    
                           (Last issue was M.P.E.C. 2005-J68)
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-K01
    

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