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    M.P.E.C. 2007-M54                                Issued 2007 June 29, 14:14 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 M2 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.17593 11 46 48.00 +39 35 15.2          19.2 T EM054673
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.18264 11 46 47.99 +39 35 11.1                 EM054673
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.18657 11 46 47.98 +39 35 09.1                 EM054673
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.19132 11 46 47.97 +39 35 05.4                 EM054673
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.87459 11 46 46.11 +39 27 58.5          18.9 N EM054213
        CK07M020  C2007 06 24.87663 11 46 46.11 +39 27 57.2          18.9 N EM054213
    
    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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 M2 (Catalina)
    T 2008 Dec. 8.983 TT                                    MPC
    q   3.68321              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  218.269       -0.788954       +0.612462
                       Node   357.133       +0.190938       +0.167936
    e   1.0            Incl.   81.034       -0.584033       -0.772455
    From 38 observations 2007 June 20-24.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 M2 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 06 29    11 46.72   +38 44.9    6.135    5.825    67.6     9.3  19.6
    2007 07 09    11 47.43   +36 59.9    6.196    5.764    60.5     8.8  19.6
    2007 07 19    11 49.20   +35 15.0    6.248    5.703    53.5     8.2  19.5
    2007 07 29    11 51.87   +33 31.2    6.288    5.643    46.8     7.5  19.5
    2007 08 08    11 55.29   +31 49.2    6.314    5.582    40.5     6.8  19.5
    2007 08 18    11 59.33   +30 09.6    6.324    5.522    34.7     6.0  19.4
    2007 08 28    12 03.86   +28 32.8    6.316    5.463    29.8     5.3  19.4
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-M54
    

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