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    M.P.E.C. 2009-U46                                Issued 2009 Oct. 19, 14:36 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.
    
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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET P/2009 T2 (LA SAGRA)
    
    Observations:
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.11301 01 44 12.36 +21 44 20.3          17.8 N EU046J75
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.12101 01 44 12.24 +21 44 09.5          17.6 N EU046J75
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.16663 01 44 12.04 +21 43 19.8          17.0 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.16799 01 44 11.99 +21 43 16.6          17.1 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.17853 01 44 11.77 +21 43 02.1          17.0 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.18760 01 44 11.65 +21 42 51.0          17.3 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.19698 01 44 11.50 +21 42 37.1          16.5 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.20329 01 44 11.42 +21 42 29.5          17.2 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.21072 01 44 11.32 +21 42 19.1          16.8 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.22265 01 44 11.60 +21 41 55.6                 EU046H06
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.22451 01 44 11.58 +21 41 52.2          17.1 T EU046H06
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.25432 01 44 10.97 +21 41 21.5          17.4 T EU046844
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.46683 01 44 08.33 +21 36 28.2          17.5 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.46838 01 44 08.30 +21 36 26.0          17.7 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.46996 01 44 08.27 +21 36 23.9          17.1 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50255 01 44 07.77 +21 35 39.7          17.5 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50378 01 44 07.75 +21 35 38.0          17.6 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50477 01 44 07.74 +21 35 36.7          17.6 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50574 01 44 07.73 +21 35 35.4          17.5 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50675 01 44 07.71 +21 35 34.0          17.5 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.50773 01 44 07.70 +21 35 32.7          17.6 N EU046F65
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.84087 01 44 04.17 +21 27 56.5          17.0 N EU046A77
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.87329 01 44 03.71 +21 27 12.7          16.9 N EU046A77
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.88264 01 44 03.61 +21 26 59.6          17.3 N EU046A77
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.88930 01 44 03.55 +21 26 50.9          17.1 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.89392 01 44 03.50 +21 26 44.4          17.3 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.89923 01 44 03.44 +21 26 37.0          16.9 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.92159 01 44 03.12 +21 26 06.7          17.0 N EU046J01
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.93716 01 44 02.91 +21 25 45.7          16.9 N EU046J01
        PK09T020  C2009 10 13.95530 01 44 02.66 +21 25 21.5          16.8 N EU046J01
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.11786 01 44 00.86 +21 21 39.3          17.3 T EU046H06
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.12572 01 44 00.80 +21 21 28.6                 EU046H06
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.34382 01 43 57.46 +21 16 29.5          17.2 T EU046G96
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.35073 01 43 57.36 +21 16 19.9          17.2 T EU046G96
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.35756 01 43 57.25 +21 16 10.5          17.2 T EU046G96
        PK09T020   2009 10 14.64931 01 43 53.69 +21 09 28.0          18.0 N EU046372
        PK09T020   2009 10 14.66424 01 43 53.46 +21 09 07.2                 EU046372
        PK09T020   2009 10 14.67882 01 43 53.20 +21 08 46.5                 EU046372
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.90569 01 43 50.65 +21 03 28.5                 EU046204
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.91099 01 43 50.55 +21 03 21.2                 EU046204
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.91117 01 43 50.77 +21 03 22.4          16.8 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.91657 01 43 50.50 +21 03 13.2          17.3 N EU046A13
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.92687 01 43 50.44 +21 02 59.0          17.1 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.92754 01 43 50.51 +21 02 59.6          17.4 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.92954 01 43 50.39 +21 02 55.3          17.1 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.93221 01 43 50.34 +21 02 51.4          17.0 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.93670 01 43 50.19 +21 02 45.2          17.2 N EU046A13
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.93992 01 43 50.23 +21 02 41.3          17.0 N EU046J27
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.94388 01 43 50.26 +21 02 37.0          17.2 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.95394 01 43 50.01 +21 02 22.0          17.0 N EU046J27
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.95665 01 43 49.89 +21 02 17.3          17.2 N EU046A13
        PK09T020  C2009 10 14.96128 01 43 49.87 +21 02 11.8          16.0 N EU046J27
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.02455 01 43 48.78 +21 00 42.7          17.1 N EU046204
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.53949 01 43 42.45 +20 48 38.7                 EU046900
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.55009 01 43 42.29 +20 48 23.8          17.1 T EU046900
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.78373 01 43 38.51 +20 42 52.5          17.4 T EU046349
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.78889 01 43 38.42 +20 42 44.8                 EU046349
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.94253 01 43 37.13 +20 39 06.7          16.8 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.94784 01 43 36.93 +20 38 56.7          16.8 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.95100 01 43 36.97 +20 38 54.4          16.8 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.95614 01 43 36.77 +20 38 44.6          16.6 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 15.95947 01 43 36.82 +20 38 42.1          17.0 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.19168 01 43 33.04 +20 33 09.2          16.8 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.19234 01 43 33.81 +20 33 08.3          16.2 T EU046G92
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.19329 01 43 33.01 +20 33 06.2          17.1 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.19490 01 43 32.97 +20 33 04.3          16.8 N EU046J47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.20442 01 43 33.57 +20 32 51.0          16.4 T EU046G92
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.21650 01 43 33.38 +20 32 34.3          16.5 T EU046G92
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.28192 01 43 32.27 +20 31 00.4          17.5 T EU046704
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.29520 01 43 32.05 +20 30 41.3          17.6 T EU046704
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.30851 01 43 31.88 +20 30 22.7          17.7 T EU046704
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.32184 01 43 31.58 +20 30 02.9          17.9 T EU046704
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.33517 01 43 31.37 +20 29 43.5          17.8 T EU046704
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.34863 01 43 31.00 +20 29 21.7          17.1 T EU046H10
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.82985 01 43 25.13 +20 17 44.2          17.2 N EU046213
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.83271 01 43 25.09 +20 17 40.3          17.2 N EU046213
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.83556 01 43 25.06 +20 17 36.0          17.2 N EU046213
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.89220 01 43 24.21 +20 16 13.9          17.0 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.89541 01 43 24.15 +20 16 09.1          17.0 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.89862 01 43 24.08 +20 16 04.8          17.2 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.90901 01 43 23.90 +20 15 48.2          17.2 T EU046J16
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.91555 01 43 23.75 +20 15 39.4          17.3 T EU046J16
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.93439 01 43 23.44 +20 15 12.6          17.0 N EU046147
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.93873 01 43 23.37 +20 15 06.4          17.1 N EU046147
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.93888 01 43 23.46 +20 15 06.2          17.0 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.94016 01 43 23.47 +20 15 04.2          16.8 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 16.94144 01 43 23.44 +20 15 02.5          17.0 N EU046J53
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.01803 01 43 22.10 +20 13 10.5          17.0 N EU046B74
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.02150 01 43 22.04 +20 13 05.7          17.0 N EU046B74
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.02508 01 43 21.99 +20 13 00.3          16.9 N EU046B74
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.06554 01 43 21.27 +20 12 01.4          16.8 N EU046B99
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.06808 01 43 21.28 +20 11 58.0          16.7 N EU046B99
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.07244 01 43 21.22 +20 11 51.2          16.7 N EU046B99
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.07462 01 43 21.20 +20 11 48.7          16.8 N EU046B99
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.29028 01 43 18.20 +20 06 34.1          17.5 N EU046H47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.31388 01 43 17.87 +20 05 59.4          17.3 N EU046H47
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.87437 01 43 10.45 +19 52 07.2          17.6 T EU046970
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.95339 01 43 09.35 +19 50 13.0          16.9 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.96073 01 43 09.24 +19 50 02.2          17.0 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 17.96808 01 43 09.12 +19 49 51.2          17.0 N EU046J51
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.07466 01 43 07.12 +19 47 10.5          17.0 N EU046939
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.07868 01 43 07.05 +19 47 04.7          16.9 N EU046939
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.08269 01 43 06.98 +19 46 58.9          16.9 N EU046939
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.20677 01 43 05.63 +19 43 54.7          16.6 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.20847 01 43 05.62 +19 43 51.9          16.6 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.20943 01 43 05.60 +19 43 50.7          16.6 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.21171 01 43 05.55 +19 43 47.2          16.5 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.22123 01 43 05.36 +19 43 33.0          16.6 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.22276 01 43 05.35 +19 43 30.7          16.5 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.22532 01 43 05.30 +19 43 27.0          16.6 N EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.55077 01 43 00.79 +19 35 17.8                 EU046367
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.55656 01 43 00.70 +19 35 09.1          17.0 T EU046367
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.91309 01 42 55.57 +19 26 09.5          17.1 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.92143 01 42 55.41 +19 25 56.8          17.0 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 18.92978 01 42 55.30 +19 25 43.9          16.9 N EU046B49
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.32766 01 42 49.12 +19 15 39.4          17.5 T EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.33147 01 42 49.07 +19 15 33.7          17.5 T EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.33328 01 42 49.05 +19 15 30.9          17.5 T EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.33602 01 42 48.98 +19 15 26.6          17.5 T EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.33927 01 42 48.95 +19 15 21.5          17.6 T EU046H45
        PK09T020  C2009 10 19.34134 01 42 48.92 +19 15 18.3          17.6 T EU046H45
    
    Observer details:
    147 Osservatorio Astronomico di Suno.  Observers P. Concari, D. Crespi,
        A. Fabi, G. Galli, K. Gauzer, S. Minuto, V. Sacco.  Measurer S. Foglia.
        0.40-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    367 Yatsuka.  Observer H. Abe.  0.26-m f/6.0 reflector + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observer T. Seki.  0.60-m f/3.5 reflector.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, D. Torres,
        R. Kracke, G. Spitz, M. Blythe.  Measurer J. Stuart.  1.0-m f/2.15
        reflector + CCD.
    844 Los Molinos.  Observers S. Roland, S. Bruzzone, R. Salvo, G. Tancredi,
        M. Martinez.  Measurer S. Roland.  0.35-m reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    939 Observatorio Rodeno.  Observer J. Castellano.  0.20-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    970 Chelmsford.  Observer N. James.  0.28-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A13 Observatoire Naef, Marly.  Observer P. Kocher.  0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph
        + CCD.
    A77 Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban.  Observers C. Rinner, F. Kugel.
        Measurer F. Kugel.  0.5-m f/3 reflector + CCD.
    B49 Paus Observatory, Sabadell.  Observer J. Camarasa.  0.25-m f/4 Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    B74 Santa Maria de Montmagastrell.  Observer J. M. Bosch.  0.31-m f/4.9
        Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    B99 Santa Coloma de Gramenet.  Observer C. Gonzalez.  0.20-m f/9 Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    F65 Haleakala-Faulkes Telescope North.  Observer R. Miles.  2.0-m f/10.0
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    G92 Jarnac Observatory, Vail.  Observers D. Levy, W. Levy, T. Glinos.  0.64-m
        f/7.2 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. Boattini.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    H06 RAS Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer H. Sato.  0.25-m f/3.4 reflector + CCD.
    H10 Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer S. Beck.  0.10-m f/5 refractor
        + CCD.
    H45 Arkansas Sky Obs., Petit Jean Mountain South.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.
        0.51-m f/4.3 astrograph + CCD.
    H47 Vicksburg.  Observer C. Bell.  0.3-m f/4.7 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J01 Observatorio Cielo Profundo, Oviedo.  Observer J. Gonzalez.  0.10-m f/6.3
        refractor + CCD.  Long. = 354.28450, rho cos phi' = 0.739938,
        rho sin phi' = +0.670609.
    J16 An Carraig Observatory, Loughinisland.  Observer K. Rooney.  0.25-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J27 El Guijo Observatory.  Observer A. San Segundo.  0.25-m f/7
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J47 Observatorio Nazaret.  Observer G. Muler.  0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J51 Observatorio Atlante, Tenerife.  Observer J. A. Henriquez.  0.2-m f/9
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    J53 Posadas.  Observer R. Benavides.  0.28-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J75 OAM Observatory, La Sagra.  Observers S. Sanchez, R. Stoss, J. Nomen,
        J. L. Ortiz.  0.35-m f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2009 T2 (La Sagra)
    T 2010 Jan. 12.8264 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.754661             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0471750      Peri.  215.4640      +0.3583097      -0.8916370
    a   7.585687       Node   215.9865      +0.9277500      +0.3732003
    e   0.768688       Incl.   28.0999      +0.1043749      -0.2563300
    P  20.9
    From 150 observations 2009 Sept. 18-Oct. 19.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-U46
    

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