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    M.P.E.C. 2006-Y63                                Issued 2006 Dec. 28, 21:43 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 W3 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK06W030  C2006 12 22.18425 06 33 58.58 +48 27 56.7          18.8 N EY063130
        CK06W030  C2006 12 22.67679 06 33 31.17 +48 29 21.5                 EY063349
        CK06W030  C2006 12 22.68039 06 33 30.98 +48 29 22.1                 EY063349
        CK06W030  C2006 12 22.68400 06 33 30.76 +48 29 22.8          17.8 T EY063349
        CK06W030  C2006 12 25.93541 06 30 27.57 +48 38 10.2          18.4 N EY063213
        CK06W030  C2006 12 25.93659 06 30 27.50 +48 38 10.6          18.4 N EY063213
        CK06W030  C2006 12 25.94369 06 30 27.13 +48 38 11.5          18.4 N EY063213
        CK06W030  C2006 12 26.85708 06 29 35.13 +48 40 29.8          18.0 N EY063118
        CK06W030  C2006 12 26.86321 06 29 34.79 +48 40 30.6          18.2 N EY063118
        CK06W030  C2006 12 26.86882 06 29 34.47 +48 40 32.1          18.3 N EY063118
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observer S. Gajdos.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    130 Lumezzane.  Observers M. Casali, W. Marinello, M. Micheli, G. Pizzetti,
        A. Soffiantini.  Measurers M. Micheli, A. Soffiantini.  0.40-m f/4.5
        reflector + CCD.
    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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 W3 (Christensen)
    T 2009 July 6.6610 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.126610             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  133.4836      +0.6756731      -0.0901874
                       Node   113.5485      -0.6488982      -0.5437632
    e   1.0            Incl.  127.0481      +0.3498528      -0.8343787
    From 101 observations 2006 Oct. 29-Dec. 26.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2006 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2006-Y63
    

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