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    M.P.E.C. 2005-K45                                Issued 2005 May 27, 02:40 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 K2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.22819 22 11 46.89 +76 02 52.2          18.1 T EK045H06
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.23363 22 11 48.07 +76 03 15.3          17.8 T EK045H06
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.34081 22 12 29.61 +76 11 31.2          17.6 T EK045H06
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.36419 22 12 38.24 +76 13 19.2          18.5 T EK045704
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.37360 22 12 41.50 +76 14 02.9          18.7 T EK045704
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.38301 22 12 44.90 +76 14 46.8          18.5 T EK045704
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.39241 22 12 47.85 +76 15 30.2          18.6 T EK045704
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.40182 22 12 51.83 +76 16 13.9          18.5 T EK045704
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.94753 22 16 36.44 +76 58 30.1                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.94872 22 16 36.97 +76 58 36.1                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.94990 22 16 37.78 +76 58 41.2                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.95346 22 16 39.07 +76 58 57.6                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.95463 22 16 39.63 +76 59 04.2                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.95700 22 16 40.63 +76 59 14.7                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 20.95936 22 16 41.76 +76 59 25.7                 EK045557
        CK05K020  C2005 05 27.05662 00 44 34.77 +85 17 32.3          17.8 N EK045118
        CK05K020  C2005 05 27.06082 00 44 53.19 +85 17 46.5          18.0 N EK045118
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observers S. Gajdos, J. Vilagi.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer K. Hornoch.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + 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.
    H06 New Mexico Skies Observatory.  Observer R. Hutsebaut.  0.25-m reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 K2 (LINEAR)
    T 2005 July 5.391 TT                                    MPC
    q   0.54465              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  216.576       -0.649622       +0.296083
                       Node    45.724       -0.216103       +0.811141
    e   1.0            Incl.  102.039       -0.728897       -0.504367
    From 17 observations 2005 May 19-27.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 K2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 05 20    22 10.37   +75 45.5    0.971    1.128    69.3    57.1  18.5
    2005 05 21    22 16.96   +77 02.6    0.949    1.111    68.9    58.2  18.3
    2005 05 22    22 25.30   +78 22.6    0.927    1.095    68.6    59.4  18.2
    2005 05 23    22 36.25   +79 45.2    0.906    1.078    68.2    60.6  18.1
    2005 05 24    22 51.24   +81 09.9    0.884    1.062    67.7    61.9  18.0
    2005 05 25    23 12.86   +82 35.4    0.864    1.045    67.2    63.2  17.9
    2005 05 26    23 46.10   +83 59.0    0.843    1.029    66.6    64.6  17.8
    2005 05 27    00 40.44   +85 13.8    0.823    1.012    66.0    66.1  17.6
    2005 05 28    02 09.02   +86 04.3    0.804    0.996    65.3    67.5  17.5
    2005 05 29    04 04.69   +86 06.2    0.786    0.980    64.5    69.1  17.4
    2005 05 30    05 42.50   +85 11.5    0.768    0.963    63.7    70.7  17.3
    2005 05 31    06 44.14   +83 38.7    0.751    0.947    62.8    72.3  17.1
    2005 06 01    07 21.35   +81 44.2    0.735    0.931    61.9    74.0  17.0
    2005 06 02    07 45.01   +79 36.0    0.720    0.915    60.9    75.7  16.9
    2005 06 03    08 00.99   +77 17.7    0.706    0.898    59.8    77.4  16.8
    2005 06 04    08 12.36   +74 51.0    0.693    0.882    58.7    79.2  16.7
    2005 06 05    08 20.75   +72 17.0    0.681    0.866    57.5    81.0  16.5
    2005 06 06    08 27.13   +69 36.4    0.670    0.850    56.3    82.8  16.4
    2005 06 07    08 32.08   +66 49.9    0.661    0.835    55.0    84.6  16.3
    2005 06 08    08 35.99   +63 58.1    0.653    0.819    53.6    86.4  16.2
    2005 06 09    08 39.09   +61 01.9    0.647    0.804    52.3    88.2  16.1
    
    2005 06 14    08 47.14   +45 43.5    0.640    0.729    45.6    95.6  15.7
    2005 06 19    08 48.10   +30 54.0    0.674    0.661    40.0    99.0  15.3
    2005 06 24    08 44.80   +18 14.6    0.746    0.605    36.2    97.0  15.2
    2005 06 29    08 38.34   +08 26.1    0.843    0.565    33.7    90.2  15.1
    2005 07 04    08 29.62   +01 20.8    0.954    0.546    31.9    80.4  15.3
    2005 07 09    08 19.64   -03 29.4    1.066    0.551    30.6    69.8  15.6
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-K45
    

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