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    M.P.E.C. 2007-O47                                Issued 2007 July 26, 14:34 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 N3 (LULIN)
    
    Observations:
        CK07N030  C2007 07 19.33551 22 29 01.66 -09 12 29.6          18.6 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 19.34640 22 29 01.23 -09 12 32.0          19.2 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 19.35655 22 29 00.86 -09 12 34.1          19.0 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 19.36673 22 29 00.43 -09 12 36.6          19.2 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 19.37691 22 29 00.06 -09 12 38.4          18.9 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.32141 22 28 22.94 -09 16 08.2          19.2 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.33219 22 28 22.49 -09 16 10.7          19.6 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.34051 22 28 22.16 -09 16 12.7          18.2 T EO047673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.34281 22 28 22.02 -09 16 12.7          19.5 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.34699 22 28 21.90 -09 16 13.9                 EO047673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.35150 22 28 21.73 -09 16 15.5                 EO047673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 20.36408 22 28 21.23 -09 16 17.1          19.2 T EO047704
        CK07N030  C2007 07 22.36393 22 27 00.44 -09 23 54.1          17.7 N EO047850
        CK07N030  C2007 07 22.37930 22 26 59.80 -09 23 58.4          19.2 N EO047850
        CK07N030  C2007 07 22.39479 22 26 59.11 -09 24 00.9          18.6 N EO047850
        CK07N030  C2007 07 22.70577 22 26 46.32 -09 25 12.1          18.9 N EO047415
        CK07N030  C2007 07 22.71630 22 26 45.88 -09 25 14.2          18.9 N EO047415
        CK07N030  C2007 07 25.73242 22 24 38.05 -09 37 12.8          19.0 N EO047415
        CK07N030  C2007 07 25.74298 22 24 37.60 -09 37 15.4          19.1 N EO047415
        CK07N030  C2007 07 26.35116 22 24 11.16 -09 39 45.6          18.5 T EO047673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 26.35810 22 24 10.86 -09 39 47.1                 EO047673
        CK07N030  C2007 07 26.36505 22 24 10.53 -09 39 49.1                 EO047673
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer H. Rhoades.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, D. Torres,
        R. Kracke, G. Spitz, J. Kistler.  Measurers J. Stuart, S. Scruggs.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, D. S. Hardage.
        0.35-m f/8.2 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
    T 2009 Jan. 11.450 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.21709              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  136.747       -0.928686       -0.370721
                       Node   338.501       -0.347532       +0.860119
    e   1.0            Incl.  178.373       -0.129474       +0.350373
    From 111 observations 2007 July 11-26.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 N3 (Lulin)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 07 19    22 29.24   -09 11.2    5.510    6.325   140.3     5.9  18.2
    2007 07 29    22 22.21   -09 50.8    5.325    6.238   151.7     4.4  18.1
    2007 08 08    22 14.13   -10 35.6    5.172    6.150   163.4     2.7  18.0
    2007 08 18    22 05.20   -11 24.0    5.052    6.062   175.3     0.8  17.8
    2007 08 28    21 55.77   -12 13.9    4.970    5.973   172.6     1.2  17.7
    2007 09 07    21 46.19   -13 03.2    4.925    5.884   160.5     3.3  17.7
    2007 09 17    21 36.89   -13 49.6    4.915    5.795   148.3     5.2  17.6
    2007 09 27    21 28.25   -14 31.3    4.937    5.705   136.4     7.0  17.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-O47
    

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