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    M.P.E.C. 2007-M53                                Issued 2007 June 29, 14:10 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 M1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        CK07M010  C2007 06 22.23627 20 38 30.92 -00 02 42.0          19.5 N EM053850
        CK07M010  C2007 06 22.25911 20 38 30.01 -00 02 40.1          19.7 N EM053850
        CK07M010  C2007 06 22.99616 20 38 00.69 -00 01 27.7          18.8 N EM053213
        CK07M010  C2007 06 22.99855 20 38 00.58 -00 01 27.4          18.8 N EM053213
        CK07M010  C2007 06 24.30995 20 37 07.85 +00 00 36.6          19.8 T EM053673
        CK07M010  C2007 06 24.32535 20 37 07.22 +00 00 37.9                 EM053673
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig,
        J. F. Cranshaw.  0.30-m f/3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 M1 (McNaught)
    T 2008 Sept. 21.998 TT                                  MPC
    q   7.34511              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   55.864       +0.123726       -0.927132
                       Node   326.806       -0.979632       -0.057309
    e   1.0            Incl.  139.752       +0.158154       +0.370326
    From 35 observations 2007 June 16-24.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 M1 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 06 29    20 33.88   +00 07.3    7.053    7.877   141.8     4.6  19.2
    2007 07 09    20 26.49   +00 17.9    6.952    7.855   150.7     3.6  19.2
    2007 07 19    20 18.63   +00 23.2    6.883    7.833   157.6     2.8  19.1
    2007 07 29    20 10.55   +00 23.3    6.849    7.811   160.0     2.5  19.1
    2007 08 08    20 02.51   +00 18.7    6.850    7.790   156.5     3.0  19.1
    2007 08 18    19 54.78   +00 09.9    6.885    7.770   149.0     3.9  19.1
    2007 08 28    19 47.59   -00 02.0    6.951    7.749   139.8     4.8  19.1
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-M53
    

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