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    M.P.E.C. 2006-U69                                Issued 2006 Oct. 29, 12:50 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.
    
                 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 U5 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK06U050  C2006 10 27.39343 06 42 08.03 +27 25 28.4          18.0 T EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 27.39998 06 42 08.33 +27 25 29.2                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 27.40656 06 42 08.57 +27 25 30.5                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 27.41312 06 42 08.91 +27 25 31.0                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.05518 06 42 36.19 +27 26 21.3                 EU069118
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.05932 06 42 36.29 +27 26 22.3                 EU069118
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.32701 06 42 47.60 +27 26 44.3          19.3 N EU069448
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.33087 06 42 47.70 +27 26 44.7          18.2 N EU069448
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.33475 06 42 47.90 +27 26 44.9          18.5 N EU069448
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.39855 06 42 50.40 +27 26 50.7          17.9 T EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.40014 06 42 50.57 +27 26 51.3          17.5 T EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.40710 06 42 50.73 +27 26 52.4                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.40784 06 42 50.90 +27 26 51.2                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.41405 06 42 51.05 +27 26 52.9                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.41704 06 42 51.19 +27 26 52.4                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.42103 06 42 51.27 +27 26 53.8                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.42250 06 42 51.38 +27 26 52.2          19.2 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.42641 06 42 51.58 +27 26 53.1                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.42688 06 42 51.51 +27 26 53.1          18.9 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 28.43127 06 42 51.73 +27 26 53.1          19.4 T EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.07866 06 43 18.24 +27 27 46.8          18.6 T EU069473
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.11003 06 43 19.41 +27 27 49.4          18.6 T EU069473
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.11143 06 43 19.42 +27 27 49.8          18.6 T EU069473
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.31619 06 43 27.82 +27 28 06.8          18.3 T EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.31706 06 43 27.91 +27 28 07.4                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.31793 06 43 28.01 +27 28 07.3                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.31880 06 43 28.05 +27 28 07.7                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.37565 06 43 30.07 +27 28 11.8          18.4 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.37712 06 43 30.13 +27 28 12.3          19.2 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.38005 06 43 30.26 +27 28 12.2          18.6 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.38296 06 43 30.41 +27 28 12.5          19.2 N EU069734
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.38417 06 43 30.55 +27 28 12.9          18.0 T EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.38808 06 43 30.77 +27 28 12.9          18.5 T EU069673
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.39178 06 43 30.92 +27 28 13.3                 EU069673
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.39323 06 43 30.89 +27 28 13.7                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.39780 06 43 31.11 +27 28 13.7                 EU069673
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.40222 06 43 31.27 +27 28 14.6                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.40938 06 43 31.58 +27 28 15.3                 EU069673
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.41155 06 43 31.61 +27 28 15.3                 EU069G96
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.42157 06 43 31.90 +27 28 17.4          18.3 T EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.42701 06 43 32.08 +27 28 17.4                 EU069703
        CK06U050  C2006 10 29.43801 06 43 32.48 +27 28 17.7                 EU069703
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observers S. Gajdos, J. Vilagi.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers G. Sostero, E. Guido.  0.45-m f/4.4 Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer E. J. Christensen.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        E. J. Christensen, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.  0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    734 Farpoint Observatory.  Observer G. Hug.  0.7-m reflector + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. R. Gibbs.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        E. J. Christensen, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 U5 (Christensen)
    T 2006 Aug. 31.906 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.56243              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   43.150       +0.494009       -0.869229
                       Node    17.276       +0.778385       +0.431957
    e   1.0            Incl.    3.840       +0.387391       +0.240529
    From 42 observations 2006 Oct. 27-29.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 U5 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2006 10 22    06 37.89   +27 18.3    2.109    2.620   109.9    20.9  17.8
    2006 11 01    06 45.15   +27 31.9    2.027    2.645   118.2    19.3  17.8
    2006 11 11    06 49.72   +27 47.1    1.956    2.673   127.2    17.2  17.7
    2006 11 21    06 51.51   +28 03.9    1.899    2.705   136.8    14.5  17.7
    2006 12 01    06 50.63   +28 21.3    1.861    2.741   147.0    11.3  17.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-U69
    

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