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    M.P.E.C. 2009-S15                                Issued 2009 Sept. 17, 18:46 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 O2 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK09O020  C2009 08 20.90625 20 00 25.65 -11 02 46.6          18.8 N ES015561
        CK09O020  C2009 08 20.91551 20 00 24.59 -11 02 45.7          18.9 N ES015561
        CK09O020  C2009 09 10.85698 19 26 06.17 -10 28 20.7          19.1 N ES015J47
        CK09O020  C2009 09 10.85915 19 26 05.93 -10 28 20.8          19.7 N ES015J47
        CK09O020  C2009 09 10.86277 19 26 05.58 -10 28 20.5          19.3 N ES015J47
        CK09O020  C2009 09 11.85221 19 24 42.51 -10 26 27.5          19.0 N ES015160
        CK09O020  C2009 09 12.89664 19 23 16.73 -10 24 24.5          19.0 N ES015J47
        CK09O020  C2009 09 12.90026 19 23 16.41 -10 24 24.2          18.0 N ES015J47
    
    Observer details:
    160 Castelmartini.  Observers P. Camilleri, E. Guido, M. Jaeger, E. Prosperi,
        G. Sostero, W. Vollmann.  Measurer E. Prosperi.  0.35-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    561 Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer J. Kelemen.  0.6-m Schmidt + CCD.
    J47 Observatorio Nazaret.  Observer G. Muler.  0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2009 O2 (Catalina)
    T 2010 Mar. 24.1691 TT                                  MPC
    q   0.692623             (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.004248       Peri.  133.5178      -0.6141442      -0.3072955
                       Node   310.2201      +0.0762689      +0.8936559
    e   0.997058       Incl.  107.8265      +0.7854998      -0.3270299
    From 170 observations 2009 July 27-Sept. 12.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-S15
    

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