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    M.P.E.C. 2009-P16                                Issued 2009 Aug. 3, 17:14 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/2009 O3 (HILL)
    
    Observations:
        CK09O030  C2009 07 30.72921 01 32 39.47 +10 15 26.0                 EP016900
        CK09O030  C2009 07 30.73451 01 32 39.69 +10 15 25.9          17.7 T EP016900
        CK09O030  C2009 07 30.74318 01 32 40.15 +10 15 24.8                 EP016900
        CK09O030  C2009 07 30.75056 01 32 40.51 +10 15 24.8                 EP016900
        CK09O030  C2009 08 01.01450 01 33 49.32 +10 13 45.1          18.1 N EP016213
        CK09O030  C2009 08 01.01932 01 33 49.53 +10 13 44.2          17.5 N EP016213
        CK09O030  C2009 08 01.02534 01 33 49.89 +10 13 43.5          17.9 N EP016213
        CK09O030  C2009 08 01.05061 01 33 51.21 +10 13 42.5          18.3 N EP016A79
        CK09O030  C2009 08 01.05660 01 33 51.55 +10 13 41.4          18.2 N EP016A79
        CK09O030  C2009 08 03.30482 01 35 49.09 +10 10 02.3          18.3 N EP016850
        CK09O030  C2009 08 03.32722 01 35 50.14 +10 10 00.5          18.5 N EP016850
        CK09O030  C2009 08 03.34959 01 35 51.31 +10 09 57.3          17.7 N EP016850
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, P. Kharel.
        0.30-m f/2.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    A79 Zvezdno Obshtestvo Observatory, Plana.  Observer F. Fratev.  0.35-m f/3.4
        reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2009 O3 (Hill)
    T 2009 May 10.972 TT                                    MPC
    q   2.47748              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  150.619       +0.906600       +0.421401
                       Node   184.631       -0.420571       +0.897953
    e   1.0            Incl.   16.040       -0.034590       +0.126891
    From 48 observations 2009 July 29-Aug. 3.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2009 O3 (Hill)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2009 07 28    01 30.08   +10 18.1    2.239    2.619   100.3    22.4  17.9
    2009 08 07    01 38.81   +10 02.2    2.161    2.656   108.0    21.3  17.9
    2009 08 17    01 45.48   +09 29.3    2.091    2.696   116.2    19.7  17.9
    2009 08 27    01 49.91   +08 39.5    2.031    2.740   125.1    17.6  17.9
    2009 09 06    01 52.09   +07 34.4    1.985    2.787   134.6    14.9  17.9
    2009 09 16    01 52.12   +06 16.7    1.957    2.837   144.6    11.9  18.0
    2009 09 26    01 50.28   +04 50.7    1.950    2.890   154.9     8.5  18.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-P16
    

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