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    M.P.E.C. 2006-G07                                Issued 2006 Apr. 1, 15:47 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 F2 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK06F020  C2006 03 25.36030 12 35 38.64 -03 59 08.1          19.2 T EG007673
        CK06F020  C2006 03 25.36655 12 35 38.43 -03 59 08.3                 EG007673
        CK06F020  C2006 03 25.37350 12 35 38.20 -03 59 08.5                 EG007673
        CK06F020  C2006 03 25.38079 12 35 37.98 -03 59 08.7                 EG007673
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.20197 12 33 28.65 -04 01 35.7          18.8 N EG007850
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.23467 12 33 27.65 -04 01 33.3          18.4 N EG007850
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.91721 12 33 04.53 -04 01 58.7          19.1 N EG007213
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.91952 12 33 04.42 -04 01 59.0          19.1 N EG007213
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.92182 12 33 04.34 -04 01 59.5          19.1 N EG007213
        CK06F020  C2006 03 29.92527 12 33 04.23 -04 01 59.6          19.1 N EG007213
        CK06F020  C2006 03 30.19510 12 32 54.92 -04 02 09.1          19.4 N EG007850
        CK06F020  C2006 03 30.21327 12 32 54.26 -04 02 09.4          18.9 N EG007850
        CK06F020  C2006 03 30.23144 12 32 53.68 -04 02 10.5          19.1 N EG007850
        CK06F020  C2006 03 30.24960 12 32 53.11 -04 02 11.6          18.8 N EG007850
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.6-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, M. M. White,
        R. C. McNaughton.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 F2 (Christensen)
    T 2006 Mar. 27.2391 TT                                  MPC
    q   4.296095             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0227461      Peri.  180.5581      -0.9882671      +0.1442096
    a  12.336673       Node     8.2606      -0.1387402      -0.7098415
    e   0.651762       Incl.   20.5000      -0.0638692      -0.6894408
    P  43.3
    From 42 observations 2006 Feb. 27-Mar. 30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 F2 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 03 26    12 35.29   -03 59.5    3.301    4.296   175.4     1.1  19.4
    2006 04 05    12 29.65   -04 05.7    3.301    4.296   173.4     1.5  19.4
    2006 04 15    12 24.28   -04 12.6    3.331    4.298   162.4     4.1  19.4
    2006 04 25    12 19.62   -04 22.1    3.389    4.300   151.6     6.4  19.5
    2006 05 05    12 15.99   -04 35.7    3.472    4.304   141.1     8.5  19.5
    2006 05 15    12 13.65   -04 54.5    3.577    4.308   131.1    10.2  19.6
    2006 05 25    12 12.69   -05 19.1    3.699    4.314   121.4    11.6  19.7
    2006 06 04    12 13.15   -05 50.0    3.836    4.321   112.1    12.6  19.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-G07
    

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