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  • MPEC 2007-B55 : COMET P/2007 A2 = 2006 WY182 (CHRISTENSEN)

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    M.P.E.C. 2007-B55                                Issued 2007 Jan. 26, 17:23 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.
    
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                      COMET P/2007 A2 = 2006 WY182 (CHRISTENSEN)
    
    Observations:
        PK07A020  C2007 01 19.95841 08 53 12.26 +12 11 31.2          19.7 N EB055213
        PK07A020  C2007 01 19.95923 08 53 12.22 +12 11 30.7          19.8 N EB055213
        PK07A020  C2007 01 19.96004 08 53 12.17 +12 11 30.3          19.7 N EB055213
        PK07A020  C2007 01 20.16769 08 53 00.75 +12 09 51.5          19.4 N EB055204
        PK07A020  C2007 01 20.20673 08 52 58.60 +12 09 33.3                 EB055204
        PK07A020  C2007 01 25.25629 08 48 23.36 +11 30 15.6          18.5 T EB055703
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky 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.  0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2007 A2 = 2006 WY182 (Christensen)
    T 2007 Jan. 17.9176 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.796122             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0618657      Peri.  186.9896      -0.6051829      -0.6983774
    a   6.331441       Node   301.0443      +0.7502849      -0.3398927
    e   0.558375       Incl.   26.4881      +0.2661319      -0.6298745
    P  15.9
    From 64 observations 2006 Nov. 24-2007 Jan. 25.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2007 A2 = 2006 WY182 (Christensen)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 01 20    08 53.17   +12 11.2    1.831    2.796   166.2     4.8  19.3
    2007 01 30    08 43.99   +10 54.5    1.817    2.798   173.0     2.5  19.3
    2007 02 09    08 34.99   +09 43.4    1.834    2.801   165.9     4.9  19.3
    2007 02 19    08 27.13   +08 39.0    1.880    2.807   155.1     8.5  19.4
    2007 03 01    08 21.21   +07 41.3    1.951    2.815   144.2    11.9  19.4
    2007 03 11    08 17.70   +06 49.4    2.044    2.825   133.8    14.7  19.6
    2007 03 21    08 16.73   +06 01.8    2.156    2.836   124.1    16.9  19.7
    2007 03 31    08 18.24   +05 16.6    2.281    2.850   115.0    18.5  19.8
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-B55
    

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