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    M.P.E.C. 2007-M34                                Issued 2007 June 23, 18:20 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://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2007 K5 (LOVEJOY)
    
    Observations:
        CK07K050  C2007 06 22.37397 08 00 29.98 -13 07 52.1          17.7 N EM034415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 22.37799 08 00 30.88 -13 07 48.7          18.1 N EM034415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 23.34863 08 04 42.53 -13 01 55.6          18.8 N EM034415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 23.35086 08 04 43.07 -13 01 54.1          18.3 N EM034415
        CK07K050  C2007 06 23.35309 08 04 43.65 -13 01 54.0          18.4 N EM034415
    
    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 1.951 TT                                     MPC
    q   1.14909              (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.02042        Peri.  255.576       +0.144352       -0.965883
                       Node   193.737       +0.769443       -0.027065
    e   0.97654        Incl.   64.885       -0.622189       -0.257561
    From 37 observations 2007 May 29-June 23.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 06 19    07 45.60   -13 28.2    1.851    1.372    46.8    32.7  14.7
    2007 06 24    08 07.50   -12 58.0    1.906    1.414    46.5    31.4  14.9
    2007 06 29    08 28.25   -12 27.7    1.968    1.459    46.0    30.1  15.1
    2007 07 04    08 47.83   -11 58.4    2.037    1.506    45.2    28.6  15.3
    2007 07 09    09 06.25   -11 30.8    2.112    1.554    44.2    27.1  15.5
    2007 07 14    09 23.57   -11 05.6    2.192    1.604    42.9    25.6  15.8
    2007 07 19    09 39.85   -10 43.0    2.275    1.655    41.4    24.0  16.0
    2007 07 24    09 55.16   -10 23.3    2.360    1.707    39.7    22.3  16.2
    2007 07 29    10 09.58   -10 06.3    2.448    1.760    37.8    20.7  16.4
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-M34
    

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