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    M.P.E.C. 2006-O56                                Issued 2006 July 28, 17:50 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 K1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        CK06K010  C2006 07 16.64432 23 42 12.21 -68 22 32.6          17.1 T EO056423
        CK06K010  C2006 07 16.67267 23 42 12.56 -68 22 46.3          17.5 T EO056423
        CK06K010  C2006 07 22.64002 23 43 09.42 -69 10 12.2          16.9 T EO056423
        CK06K010  C2006 07 22.67041 23 43 09.59 -69 10 26.2          17.5 T EO056423
        CK06K010  C2006 07 26.70179 23 43 13.35 -69 41 13.3          18.2 N EO056415
        CK06K010  C2006 07 26.70461 23 43 13.36 -69 41 14.4          18.3 N EO056415
        CK06K010  C2006 07 28.64991 23 43 04.83 -69 55 39.1          17.3 T EO056423
        CK06K010  C2006 07 28.65922 23 43 04.67 -69 55 42.4          17.5 T EO056423
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    423 North Ryde.  Observer S. G. McAndrew.  0.20-m f/4 hyperbolic astrograph
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 K1 (McNaught)
    T 2007 July 20.5185 TT                                  MPC
    q   4.427284             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  296.4082      +0.6390583      +0.0254893
                       Node    72.1179      +0.5273798      +0.7130029
    e   1.0            Incl.   53.8775      -0.5598884      +0.7006976
    From 67 observations 2006 May 17-July 28.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 K1 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 07 24    23 43.23   -69 20.7    4.696    5.296   121.4     9.4  18.1
    2006 08 03    23 42.10   -70 33.4    4.655    5.254   121.3     9.5  18.0
    2006 08 13    23 37.95   -71 35.0    4.630    5.212   120.1     9.7  18.0
    2006 08 23    23 30.96   -72 21.8    4.620    5.171   117.9     9.9  18.0
    2006 09 02    23 21.76   -72 50.0    4.623    5.131   115.0    10.3  17.9
    2006 09 12    23 11.51   -72 57.3    4.638    5.092   111.4    10.6  17.9
    2006 09 22    23 01.58   -72 42.9    4.663    5.053   107.3    10.9  17.9
    2006 10 02    22 53.29   -72 07.4    4.697    5.016   102.8    11.2  17.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-O56
    

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