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    M.P.E.C. 2005-W73                                Issued 2005 Nov. 27, 04:55 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
                      Supported in part by the TABASGO 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 W2 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK05W020  C2005 11 03.38372 03 56 15.92 +35 46 52.6          19.1 N EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 03.39588 03 56 15.51 +35 46 54.1          19.5 N EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 03.40805 03 56 15.22 +35 46 54.8          19.5 N EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 03.42027 03 56 14.84 +35 46 57.4          19.3 N EW073704
        CK05W020   2005 11 22.52830 03 46 02.67 +35 50 50.0          18.1 T EW073372
        CK05W020   2005 11 23.54792 03 45 27.09 +35 49 47.0          18.0 T EW073372
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.64531 03 44 48.47 +35 48 28.7                 EW073349
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.65821 03 44 48.01 +35 48 27.8                 EW073349
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.67111 03 44 47.52 +35 48 26.9          17.8 T EW073349
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.83774 03 44 41.95 +35 48 13.3          18.04N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.83982 03 44 41.87 +35 48 13.2          18.04N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.84172 03 44 41.82 +35 48 13.2          18.04N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 24.84864 03 44 41.57 +35 48 12.7          18.04N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 25.34532 03 44 24.04 +35 47 35.4          17.2 T EW073G96
        CK05W020  C2005 11 25.35267 03 44 23.77 +35 47 34.7                 EW073G96
        CK05W020  C2005 11 25.35995 03 44 23.50 +35 47 34.1                 EW073G96
        CK05W020  C2005 11 25.36718 03 44 23.23 +35 47 33.5                 EW073G96
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.25907 03 43 52.37 +35 46 19.9          18.9 T EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.28467 03 43 51.46 +35 46 18.7          19.5 T EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.29767 03 43 51.00 +35 46 16.9          19.6 T EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.31087 03 43 50.47 +35 46 16.7          19.4 T EW073704
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.81508 03 43 33.20 +35 45 30.2          17.81N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.81809 03 43 33.10 +35 45 30.1          17.81N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.82109 03 43 33.00 +35 45 29.8          17.81N EW073213
        CK05W020  C2005 11 26.83010 03 43 32.74 +35 45 28.8          17.81N EW073213
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observer T. Seki.  0.60-m f/3.5 reflector.
    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.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer E. J. Christensen.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        E. J. Christensen, G. J. Garradd, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2005 W2 (Christensen)
    T 2006 Mar. 27.745 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.33095              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.011864       Peri.  111.767       +0.021414       -0.996756
    a  19.03964        Node   336.599       +0.829886       +0.060994
    e   0.82505        Incl.   11.264       +0.557523       -0.052507
    P  83.1
    From 79 observations 2005 Nov. 3-26.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2005 W2 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2005 11 26    03 44.02   +35 46.7    2.528    3.489   164.3     4.4  16.9
    2005 12 06    03 38.49   +35 27.3    2.523    3.465   159.7     5.7  16.9
    2005 12 16    03 33.98   +34 59.3    2.546    3.442   151.4     7.9  16.9
    2005 12 26    03 31.11   +34 26.5    2.592    3.422   142.0    10.2  16.9
    2006 01 05    03 30.29   +33 52.6    2.661    3.403   132.4    12.3  16.9
    2006 01 15    03 31.72   +33 21.0    2.749    3.387   123.0    14.1  17.0
    2006 01 25    03 35.42   +32 53.9    2.851    3.373   113.9    15.5  17.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2005 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2005-W73
    

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