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    M.P.E.C. 2007-B03                                Issued 2007 Jan. 16, 00:29 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  C2007 01 05.89358 06 19 56.43 +49 01 06.9          17.6 N EB003213
        CK06W030  C2007 01 05.89474 06 19 56.35 +49 01 06.8          17.6 N EB003213
        CK06W030  C2007 01 07.95386 06 17 57.23 +49 04 14.3          18.4 N EB003213
        CK06W030  C2007 01 07.95503 06 17 57.17 +49 04 14.4          18.4 N EB003213
        CK06W030  C2007 01 07.95619 06 17 57.09 +49 04 14.6          18.4 N EB003213
        CK06W030  C2007 01 08.25901 06 17 39.62 +49 04 39.9          18.4 T EB003704
        CK06W030  C2007 01 08.27174 06 17 38.92 +49 04 41.7          18.9 T EB003704
        CK06W030  C2007 01 08.28436 06 17 38.16 +49 04 42.8          18.9 T EB003704
        CK06W030  C2007 01 08.29696 06 17 37.50 +49 04 43.2          19.3 T EB003704
        CK06W030  C2007 01 13.85108 06 12 19.27 +49 11 05.4          17.6 N EB003157
        CK06W030  C2007 01 13.85396 06 12 19.14 +49 11 06.3          17.3 N EB003157
    
    Observer details:
    157 Frasso Sabino.  Observers R. Haver, R. Gorelli, M. Calabresi.  Measurer
        R. Haver.  0.37-m f/7.0 Cassegrain + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, D. Torres,
        R. Kracke, G. Spitz, J. Kistler.  Measurers J. Stuart, S. Scruggs.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 W3 (Christensen)
    T 2009 July 6.5495 TT                                   MPC
    q   3.125230             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  133.4996      +0.6756032      -0.0903819
                       Node   113.5463      -0.6490935      -0.5435599
    e   1.0            Incl.  127.0451      +0.3496253      -0.8344901
    From 125 observations 2006 Oct. 29-2007 Jan. 13.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-B03
    

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