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    M.P.E.C. 2005-N51                                Issued 2005 July 11, 00:17 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 L1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        PK05L010  C2005 07 03.92837 16 24 50.22 -12 10 39.3          16.8 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 03.92878 16 24 50.21 -12 10 39.5          16.9 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 03.92998 16 24 50.18 -12 10 39.6          16.8 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 04.22528 16 24 43.29 -12 11 13.9          18.1 T EN051704
        PK05L010  C2005 07 04.23572 16 24 43.03 -12 11 16.5          19.3 T EN051704
        PK05L010  C2005 07 04.24598 16 24 42.67 -12 11 17.3          19.0 T EN051704
        PK05L010  C2005 07 04.26654 16 24 42.03 -12 11 17.7          18.5 T EN051704
        PK05L010  C2005 07 05.26717 16 24 19.12 -12 13 14.4          17.0 T EN051644
        PK05L010  C2005 07 05.29100 16 24 18.53 -12 13 17.6          17.2 T EN051644
        PK05L010  C2005 07 05.32745 16 24 17.69 -12 13 21.9          17.1 T EN051644
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.47595 16 23 52.65 -12 15 40.6          19.2 T EN051608
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.48699 16 23 52.44 -12 15 42.1          18.8 T EN051608
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.49797 16 23 52.18 -12 15 43.3          18.2 T EN051608
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.98677 16 23 41.99 -12 16 46.1          16.9 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.98751 16 23 41.99 -12 16 46.1          16.8 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 06.98940 16 23 41.98 -12 16 46.6          16.8 N EN051J76
        PK05L010  C2005 07 09.16782 16 22 59.98 -12 21 34.4          17.0 T EN051673
        PK05L010  C2005 07 09.17465 16 22 59.84 -12 21 35.3                 EN051673
        PK05L010  C2005 07 09.18299 16 22 59.70 -12 21 36.5                 EN051673
    
    Observer details:
    608 Haleakala-NEAT/MSSS.  Observers R. Bambery, M. Hicks, K. Lawrence,
        E. Helin, P. Kervin, J. Africano, R. Maeda.  1.2-m reflector + CCD.
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers R. Bambery, M. Hicks, K. Lawrence,
        E. Helin, R. Thicksten.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.6-m
        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.
    J76 La Murta.  Observers S. Pastor, J. A. Reyes.  0.40-m f/6.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2005 L1 (McNaught)
    T 2005 Dec. 12.8871 TT                                  MPC
    q   3.143352             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1244041      Peri.  149.5106      +0.3094366      +0.9466983
    a   3.974169       Node   138.3298      -0.8973693      +0.3218553
    e   0.209054       Incl.    7.7371      -0.3146065      +0.0130958
    P   7.92
    From 178 observations 2005 May 16-July 9.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-N51
    

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