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    M.P.E.C. 2005-S02                                Issued 2005 Sept. 16, 15:19 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
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2005 R4 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK05R040  C2005 09 13.41100 05 49 05.83 +19 46 36.8          18.7 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 13.42260 05 49 05.59 +19 46 37.2          18.9 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 13.43419 05 49 05.30 +19 46 37.8          19.1 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 13.44578 05 49 05.07 +19 46 37.9          19.5 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 13.45737 05 49 04.82 +19 46 38.9          19.3 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.37899 05 48 44.97 +19 47 28.2          18.9 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.38570 05 48 44.81 +19 47 27.7          18.9 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.39240 05 48 44.64 +19 47 28.1          18.9 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.41638 05 48 44.18 +19 47 31.2          18.6 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.42887 05 48 43.87 +19 47 30.8          19.3 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.45381 05 48 43.33 +19 47 32.6          19.4 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 14.46626 05 48 43.00 +19 47 33.5          18.9 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.41741 05 48 21.60 +19 48 25.7          19.1 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.42971 05 48 21.31 +19 48 26.7          19.2 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.44086 05 48 21.06 +19 48 27.8          18.2 T ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.44200 05 48 21.04 +19 48 27.3          19.4 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.45000 05 48 20.85 +19 48 28.3                 ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.45427 05 48 20.72 +19 48 28.2          19.3 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.45613 05 48 20.69 +19 48 28.8                 ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.46655 05 48 20.46 +19 48 29.3          18.9 N ES002704
        CK05R040  C2005 09 15.47257 05 48 20.32 +19 48 29.7                 ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.37299 05 47 59.30 +19 49 17.9          18.7 N ES002H06
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.39548 05 47 58.74 +19 49 19.8          18.7 N ES002H06
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.41560 05 47 58.22 +19 49 21.3          18.8 N ES002H06
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.42597 05 47 57.95 +19 49 21.9          18.6 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.43556 05 47 57.72 +19 49 22.5          18.6 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.44562 05 47 57.53 +19 49 22.9          18.5 N ES002854
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.49051 05 47 56.34 +19 49 25.8          18.0 T ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.49456 05 47 56.24 +19 49 26.0               N ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.50556 05 47 55.97 +19 49 26.5               N ES002673
        CK05R040  C2005 09 16.50891 05 47 55.88 +19 49 26.8               N ES002673
    
    Observer details:
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.6-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, L. Manguso,
        D. Torres, R. Kracke, A. Milner, H. Love.  Measurers J. Stuart, R. Sayer,
        J. Evans, J. Kommers.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.36-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H06 New Mexico Skies Observatory.  Observer J. Sue.  0.25-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 R4 (LINEAR)
    T 2006 Jan. 5.700 TT                                    MPC
    q   5.38151              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  359.387       +0.427959       +0.868599
                       Node    64.073       +0.830396       -0.486984
    e   1.0            Incl.  163.875       +0.356782       +0.091554
    From 31 observations 2005 Sept. 13-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 R4 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 09 07    05 51.04   +19 40.7    5.601    5.455    76.5    10.4  18.1
    2005 09 17    05 47.73   +19 49.9    5.402    5.444    87.0    10.6  18.0
    2005 09 27    05 42.81   +19 58.9    5.203    5.433    97.9    10.5  17.9
    2005 10 07    05 36.08   +20 07.5    5.010    5.423   109.3    10.0  17.8
    2005 10 17    05 27.42   +20 15.0    4.830    5.415   121.2     9.1  17.8
    2005 10 27    05 16.80   +20 20.6    4.673    5.407   133.7     7.6  17.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-S02
    

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