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    M.P.E.C. 2007-X48                                Issued 2007 Dec. 10, 16:33 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 W3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.32881 05 52 37.39 +74 26 17.6                 EX048701
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.35161 05 52 30.70 +74 26 53.7                 EX048701
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.37325 05 52 24.11 +74 27 27.8                 EX048701
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.39547 05 52 17.44 +74 28 02.8                 EX048701
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.82189 05 50 10.61 +74 39 09.8          19.0 N EX048104
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.82449 05 50 09.79 +74 39 13.8          19.2 N EX048104
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.82650 05 50 09.08 +74 39 16.6          19.0 N EX048104
        CK07W030  C2007 12 03.82895 05 50 08.42 +74 39 21.3          19.4 N EX048104
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.71471 05 45 29.83 +75 02 13.3                 EX048349
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.71693 05 45 29.12 +75 02 16.8                 EX048349
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.71916 05 45 28.34 +75 02 20.3          18.4 T EX048349
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.94175 05 44 16.83 +75 08 00.4          18.7 N EX048213
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.94510 05 44 15.55 +75 08 05.1          18.7 N EX048213
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.95381 05 44 12.40 +75 08 17.9          18.7 N EX048213
        CK07W030  C2007 12 04.99966 05 43 56.83 +75 09 27.6          19.2 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.00331 05 43 55.72 +75 09 33.0          19.3 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.00696 05 43 54.44 +75 09 40.0          19.6 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.86894 05 39 02.18 +75 31 12.5          18.8 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.87120 05 39 01.42 +75 31 15.4          18.8 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.87344 05 39 00.59 +75 31 19.4          19.1 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.87569 05 38 59.76 +75 31 22.7          18.7 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.88017 05 38 58.04 +75 31 29.9          19.0 T EX048561
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.95697 05 38 31.26 +75 33 22.7          18.7 N EX048213
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.96040 05 38 30.08 +75 33 27.8          18.7 N EX048213
        CK07W030  C2007 12 05.96951 05 38 26.83 +75 33 41.2          18.6 N EX048213
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observers L. Tesi, G. Fagioli, M. Mazzucato,
        F. Dolfi.  Measurer L. Tesi.  0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    561 Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer J. Kelemen.  0.60-m Schmidt + CCD.
    701 Junk Bond Observatory, Sierra Vista.  Observer D. Healy.  0.81-m f/4.4
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 W3 (LINEAR)
    T 2008 June 2.758 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.78533              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  112.314       -0.283412       -0.197759
                       Node    73.109       -0.645988       -0.683836
    e   1.0            Incl.   78.724       +0.708785       -0.702325
    From 61 observations 2007 Nov. 29-Dec. 5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 W3 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 12 06    05 38.27   +75 34.4    2.136    2.834   126.4    16.2  18.2
    2007 12 16    04 17.59   +78 49.4    2.075    2.747   123.8    17.3  18.0
    2007 12 26    02 25.74   +79 29.4    2.045    2.661   118.7    18.9  17.8
    2008 01 05    00 56.40   +77 37.9    2.042    2.576   111.9    20.7  17.7
    2008 01 15    00 07.24   +74 45.8    2.058    2.493   104.5    22.5  17.5
    2008 01 25    23 42.80   +71 57.6    2.086    2.412    97.0    23.9  17.4
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-X48
    

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