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    M.P.E.C. 2007-B21                                Issued 2007 Jan. 19, 19:20 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 YC (CATALINA-CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        CK06Y00C  C2007 01 11.64729 10 29 26.31 -01 20 00.9          19.8 N EB021415
        CK06Y00C  C2007 01 11.65572 10 29 26.21 -01 19 56.7          20.0 N EB021415
        CK06Y00C  C2007 01 14.18948 10 28 46.29 -00 58 44.7                 EB021J95
        CK06Y00C  C2007 01 14.19498 10 28 46.17 -00 58 41.3                 EB021J95
        CK06Y00C  C2007 01 14.20049 10 28 46.04 -00 58 38.3          19.2 N EB021J95
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2006 YC (Catalina-Christensen)
    T 2006 Sept. 11.659 TT                                  MPC
    q   4.94751              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  335.502       -0.757030       -0.511519
                       Node   154.288       +0.636506       -0.436874
    e   1.0            Incl.   69.554       -0.147531       +0.739925
    From 51 observations 2006 Dec. 16-2007 Jan. 14.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2006 YC (Catalina-Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 01 10    10 29.83   -01 33.4    4.360    5.034   128.8     8.8  18.2
    2007 01 20    10 26.98   -00 06.8    4.255    5.049   140.0     7.2  18.2
    2007 01 30    10 23.11   +01 32.3    4.177    5.065   151.6     5.3  18.1
    2007 02 09    10 18.47   +03 21.5    4.129    5.082   163.2     3.2  18.1
    2007 02 19    10 13.39   +05 17.2    4.116    5.100   173.6     1.2  18.1
    2007 03 01    10 08.25   +07 15.3    4.139    5.119   170.7     1.8  18.2
    2007 03 11    10 03.44   +09 11.2    4.197    5.139   159.6     3.9  18.2
    2007 03 21    09 59.29   +11 00.9    4.287    5.160   148.2     5.8  18.3
    2007 03 31    09 56.08   +12 41.4    4.408    5.183   137.0     7.6  18.4
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-B21
    

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