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    M.P.E.C. 2005-L26                                Issued 2005 June 6, 19:29 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/2005 J1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        PK05J010  C2005 06 04.40933 20 28 28.02 -08 49 59.4          17.4 T EL026703
        PK05J010  C2005 06 04.41817 20 28 27.84 -08 49 36.9          17.9 T EL026703
        PK05J010  C2005 06 04.42700 20 28 27.66 -08 49 15.3          17.6 T EL026703
        PK05J010  C2005 06 05.03873 20 28 12.29 -08 24 05.8                 EL026213
        PK05J010  C2005 06 05.04005 20 28 12.24 -08 24 02.4                 EL026213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer R. 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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2005 J1 (McNaught)
    T 2005 Apr. 17.2959 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.530044             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1464267      Peri.  338.9153      -0.3247139      +0.7858623
    a   3.564970       Node   268.8390      -0.7748670      -0.5401126
    e   0.570812       Incl.   31.7624      -0.5423486      +0.3011623
    P   6.73
    From 60 observations 2005 May 3-June 5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2005 J1 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 05 30    20 29.96   -12 31.5    0.807    1.594   121.7    32.8  18.1
    2005 06 09    20 26.06   -05 41.3    0.779    1.625   129.5    28.8  18.1
    2005 06 19    20 17.55   +00 57.1    0.770    1.663   136.7    24.8  18.1
    2005 06 29    20 05.52   +06 53.3    0.783    1.704   142.2    21.5  18.3
    2005 07 09    19 51.60   +11 40.1    0.819    1.750   144.7    19.6  18.5
    2005 07 19    19 37.86   +15 03.4    0.877    1.800   143.9    19.4  18.8
    2005 07 29    19 26.15   +17 06.4    0.953    1.853   140.5    20.4  19.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-L26
    

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