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    M.P.E.C. 2007-L05                                Issued 2007 June 2, 13:36 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2007 K5 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK07K050  C2007 06 02.34311 06 25 48.19 -14 51 20.5          15.6 N EL005415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 02.34644 06 25 49.22 -14 51 21.5          15.9 N EL005415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 02.34751 06 25 49.37 -14 51 20.6          16.7 N EL005415
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
    T 2007 May 2.278 TT                                     MPC
    q   1.15389              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  255.881       +0.139886       -0.966975
                       Node   193.618       +0.769856       -0.029102
    e   1.0            Incl.   64.807       -0.622699       -0.253205
    From 10 observations 2007 May 29-June 2.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 05 30    06 08.97   -15 01.6    1.731    1.235    44.6    35.2  14.1
    2007 06 04    06 34.08   -14 45.3    1.747    1.265    45.6    34.9  14.2
    2007 06 09    06 58.71   -14 23.4    1.774    1.299    46.3    34.4  14.4
    2007 06 14    07 22.61   -13 57.3    1.811    1.337    46.7    33.5  14.6
    2007 06 19    07 45.57   -13 28.5    1.858    1.377    46.8    32.5  14.7
    2007 06 24    08 07.45   -12 58.4    1.913    1.420    46.5    31.3  14.9
    2007 06 29    08 28.18   -12 28.3    1.976    1.465    46.0    29.9  15.1
    2007 07 04    08 47.73   -11 59.1    2.045    1.513    45.2    28.5  15.4
    2007 07 09    09 06.13   -11 31.8    2.121    1.562    44.2    27.0  15.6
    2007 07 14    09 23.42   -11 06.8    2.201    1.612    42.9    25.4  15.8
    2007 07 19    09 39.67   -10 44.4    2.285    1.664    41.4    23.8  16.0
    2007 07 24    09 54.94   -10 24.9    2.371    1.716    39.7    22.2  16.2
    2007 07 29    10 09.32   -10 08.2    2.459    1.770    37.8    20.6  16.4
    
         Further observations of this comet are very desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-L05
    

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