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    M.P.E.C. 2005-Q27                                Issued 2005 Aug. 26, 17:19 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
    
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              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                             COMET C/2005 O2 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK05O020  C2005 08 25.56870 03 17 45.14 -19 18 17.4          18.7 N EQ027415
        CK05O020  C2005 08 25.57931 03 17 44.37 -19 18 32.4          18.9 N EQ027415
        CK05O020  C2005 08 26.62930 03 16 33.26 -19 41 18.0          18.4 N EQ027415
        CK05O020  C2005 08 26.63467 03 16 32.87 -19 41 25.1          18.6 N EQ027415
        CK05O020  C2005 08 26.64006 03 16 32.44 -19 41 32.3          19.2 N EQ027415
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 O2 (Christensen)
    T 2005 Sept.  9.097 TT                                  MPC
    q   3.33427              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.008173       Peri.  263.967       +0.816828       +0.274082
    a  24.40867        Node   280.761       +0.444981       -0.859339
    e   0.86340        Incl.  148.889       -0.367129       -0.431759
    P 121
    From 49 observations 2005 July 31-Aug. 26.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 O2 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 08 18    03 25.05   -16 42.7    3.021    3.340    99.5    17.4  17.1
    2005 08 28    03 14.94   -20 11.4    2.853    3.336   110.0    16.5  17.0
    2005 09 07    03 00.67   -24 02.8    2.711    3.334   120.3    15.1  16.9
    2005 09 17    02 41.63   -28 04.8    2.606    3.335   129.3    13.5  16.8
    2005 09 27    02 17.65   -31 58.2    2.548    3.338   135.6    12.1  16.8
    2005 10 07    01 49.42   -35 18.8    2.542    3.343   137.0    11.8  16.8
    2005 10 17    01 18.82   -37 45.1    2.591    3.351   133.0    12.6  16.8
    2005 10 27    00 48.50   -39 07.8    2.689    3.360   125.1    14.0  16.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-Q27
    

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