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    M.P.E.C. 2009-C61                                Issued 2009 Feb. 6, 15:26 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/2009 B2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.22034 14 48 11.63 -15 45 06.4                 EC061204
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.22560 14 48 11.19 -15 45 07.6                 EC061204
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.23085 14 48 10.77 -15 45 08.5          18.8 N EC061204
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.60209 14 47 40.56 -15 46 26.3          19.1 T EC061F84
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.60741 14 47 40.14 -15 46 27.2          19.3 T EC061F84
        CK09B020  C2009 01 31.61439 14 47 39.58 -15 46 29.1          19.2 T EC061F84
        CK09B020  C2009 02 03.59181 14 43 17.48 -15 57 04.1          18.6 N EC061E85
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41248 14 40 19.60 -16 03 00.6          18.4 N EC061H45
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41356 14 40 19.46 -16 03 00.7          18.2 N EC061H45
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41467 14 40 19.41 -16 03 00.9          18.2 N EC061H45
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41631 14 40 19.25 -16 03 00.9          18.3 N EC061H45
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41730 14 40 19.06 -16 03 00.0          18.4 N EC061H45
        CK09B020  C2009 02 05.41849 14 40 19.04 -16 03 00.0          18.4 N EC061H45
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    E85 Farm Cove.  Observer J. McCormick.  0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    F84 Hibiscus Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer M. Meyer.  0.35-m f/2.0 Schmidt
        + CCD.
    H45 Petit Jean Mountain South.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.  0.51-m f/4.3
        astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2009 B2 (LINEAR)
    T 2009 Mar.  9.705 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.33428              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  193.495       -0.989433       -0.069937
                       Node    18.951       -0.067068       +0.997390
    e   1.0            Incl.  156.978       -0.128545       +0.017937
    From 36 observations 2009 Jan. 29-Feb. 5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2009 B2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2009 01 29    14 51.04   -15 36.7    2.267    2.377    84.1    24.3  18.0
    2009 02 08    14 35.70   -16 10.8    2.016    2.358    97.6    24.5  17.7
    2009 02 18    14 12.47   -16 30.2    1.777    2.345   112.8    22.9  17.4
    2009 02 28    13 38.88   -16 18.8    1.570    2.337   130.3    18.9  17.2
    2009 03 10    12 53.84   -15 11.7    1.421    2.334   150.0    12.3  16.9
    2009 03 20    12 00.49   -12 49.3    1.356    2.337   166.9     5.5  16.8
    2009 03 30    11 07.09   -09 27.7    1.391    2.345   157.6     9.3  16.9
    2009 04 09    10 21.96   -05 57.8    1.517    2.359   138.1    16.5  17.1
    2009 04 19    09 48.22   -03 00.5    1.709    2.378   120.2    21.4  17.4
    2009 04 29    09 24.75   -00 47.4    1.941    2.402   104.6    23.9  17.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-C61
    

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