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    M.P.E.C. 2009-K68                                Issued 2009 May 29, 19:08 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 E1 (ITAGAKI)
    
    Observations:
        CK09E010  C2009 05 18.74178 00 12 49.64 +30 58 37.0          11.7 T EK068349
        CK09E010  C2009 05 18.74413 00 12 49.36 +30 58 36.2                 EK068349
        CK09E010  C2009 05 21.06152 00 07 20.74 +30 56 26.5          14.4 N EK068A71
        CK09E010  C2009 05 21.06267 00 07 20.49 +30 56 26.2          14.5 N EK068A71
        CK09E010  C2009 05 21.06387 00 07 20.35 +30 56 25.7          14.5 N EK068A71
        CK09E010  C2009 05 21.06501 00 07 19.95 +30 56 27.8          14.5 N EK068A71
        CK09E010  C2009 05 24.19879 23 59 32.82 +30 51 57.1          15.8 N EK068J24
        CK09E010  C2009 05 24.20415 23 59 32.11 +30 51 57.2          15.8 N EK068J24
        CK09E010  C2009 05 24.20882 23 59 31.43 +30 51 55.1          15.8 N EK068J24
        CK09E010  C2009 05 27.44714 23 50 54.27 +30 44 47.8          17.8 N EK068H10
        CK09E010  C2009 05 27.45068 23 50 53.68 +30 44 47.7          17.2 N EK068H10
        CK09E010  C2009 05 27.45424 23 50 53.09 +30 44 47.3          17.1 N EK068H10
    
    Observer details:
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    A71 Stixendorf.  Observer M. Jaeger.  Measurer W. Vollmann.  0.30-m f/3.3
        reflector + CCD.
    H10 Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer L. Elenin.  0.36-m f/3.8
        Maksutov-Newtonian + CCD.
    J24 Observatorio Altamira.  Observer J. F. Hernandez.  0.4-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2009 E1 (Itagaki)
    T 2009 Apr. 7.9213 TT                                   MPC
    q   0.599718             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.024986       Peri.   48.9571      +0.2603942      +0.5913021
                       Node   105.9614      +0.4567631      -0.7719108
    e   0.985015       Incl.  127.4523      +0.8506247      +0.2334857
    From 353 observations 2009 Mar. 14-May 27.
    
         Further observations of comet C/2009 F1 are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-K68
    

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