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  • MPEC 2007-E08 : COMET C/2007 D2 (SPACEWATCH)

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    M.P.E.C. 2007-E08                                Issued 2007 Mar. 2, 16:42 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/2007 D2 (SPACEWATCH)
    
    Observations:
        CK07D020  C2007 02 22.96706 11 41 15.86 +04 19 27.5          19.0 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 22.98588 11 41 06.70 +04 20 25.9          19.2 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 23.00496 11 40 57.43 +04 21 24.9          19.6 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 24.31164 11 30 26.19 +05 28 21.5          19.3 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 24.33006 11 30 17.21 +05 29 17.3          19.6 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 24.34885 11 30 08.06 +05 30 14.5          19.4 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 25.33154 11 22 14.42 +06 19 50.7          19.9 T EE008691
        CK07D020  C2007 02 25.35614 11 22 02.52 +06 21 04.6          19.6 T EE008691
        CK07D020  C2007 02 25.37385 11 21 53.95 +06 21 57.4          19.8 T EE008691
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.31349 11 14 22.93 +07 08 31.0          18.9 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.34621 11 14 07.17 +07 10 07.2          19.4 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.36558 11 13 57.87 +07 11 04.5          19.3 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.92724 11 09 30.69 +07 38 21.4          19.7 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.93180 11 09 28.51 +07 38 34.6          19.6 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 26.93606 11 09 26.41 +07 38 49.6          19.6 N EE008213
        CK07D020  C2007 02 27.31352 11 06 26.75 +07 56 58.7          19.3 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 27.31680 11 06 25.18 +07 57 08.3          19.3 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 27.32572 11 06 20.97 +07 57 34.1          19.5 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 28.31955 10 58 33.15 +08 44 24.6          18.4 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 28.33797 10 58 24.50 +08 45 15.3          19.8 N EE008850
        CK07D020  C2007 02 28.35724 10 58 15.39 +08 46 08.5          19.3 N EE008850
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer M. T. Read.  0.9-m f/3 reflector
        + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, J. E. Duke,
        J. R. Goodgame, W. F. Cutrer, J. H. Nalley.  0.30-m f/3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD, 0.30-m f/3.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 D2 (Spacewatch)
    T 2006 Nov. 25.658 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.26125              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   66.263       -0.633255       -0.773645
                       Node   296.954       -0.718565       +0.577408
    e   1.0            Incl.  178.619       -0.287494       +0.260909
    From 56 observations 2007 Jan. 29-Feb. 28.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 D2 (Spacewatch)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 03 01    10 53.29   +09 15.7    0.894    1.884   177.7     1.2  19.5
    2007 03 11    09 45.14   +15 17.3    1.049    1.988   153.4    12.9  20.1
    2007 03 21    08 58.47   +18 30.3    1.292    2.093   131.9    20.8  20.8
    2007 03 31    08 29.76   +20 02.9    1.582    2.199   115.0    24.3  21.4
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-E08
    

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