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    M.P.E.C. 2006-D51                                Issued 2006 Feb. 27, 15:51 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/2006 B1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        CK06B010  C2006 02 12.59350 12 41 02.41 -37 17 35.6          19.1 N ED051415
        CK06B010  C2006 02 12.60198 12 41 01.38 -37 17 29.6          19.1 N ED051415
        CK06B010  C2006 02 27.58069 12 07 45.72 -33 27 33.2          19.4 N ED051415
        CK06B010  C2006 02 27.58914 12 07 44.50 -33 27 23.0          18.7 N ED051415
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 B1 (McNaught)
    T 2005 Nov. 19.9631 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.999447             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  302.5968      -0.6994369      -0.6765553
                       Node   161.2249      -0.1121939      +0.4222484
    e   1.0            Incl.  134.2997      -0.7058333      +0.6033069
    From 39 observations 2006 Jan. 27-Feb. 27.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 B1 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 02 24    12 16.20   -34 34.2    2.429    3.146   128.9    14.2  17.9
    2006 03 06    11 52.28   -31 09.4    2.341    3.177   141.4    11.2  17.9
    2006 03 16    11 28.37   -26 50.7    2.304    3.211   151.0     8.6  17.9
    2006 03 26    11 06.33   -21 55.5    2.324    3.247   153.4     7.9  17.9
    2006 04 05    10 47.52   -16 49.7    2.401    3.285   146.9     9.6  18.0
    2006 04 15    10 32.55   -11 58.4    2.531    3.326   135.9    12.1  18.2
    2006 04 25    10 21.41   -07 38.2    2.704    3.369   123.8    14.4  18.4
    2006 05 05    10 13.73   -03 56.1    2.908    3.414   111.8    15.9  18.6
    2006 05 15    10 09.02   -00 52.3    3.132    3.461   100.4    16.7  18.8
    2006 05 25    10 06.73   +01 37.3    3.368    3.509    89.5    16.8  19.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-D51
    

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