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    M.P.E.C. 2009-W25                                Issued 2009 Nov. 18, 16:17 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 P/2009 U6 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK09U060  C2009 10 27.43474 09 44 36.35 +13 04 54.7          18.2 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 10 27.44822 09 44 38.10 +13 04 52.5          18.8 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 10 27.46171 09 44 39.81 +13 04 49.3          18.5 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 10 27.47522 09 44 41.46 +13 04 47.5          18.8 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 10 27.48884 09 44 43.20 +13 04 45.4          18.6 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 11 03.18942 09 58 28.78 +12 46 48.2          18.1 N EW025204
        PK09U060  C2009 11 13.14993 10 17 14.75 +12 28 06.2          18.4 N EW025A79
        PK09U060  C2009 11 13.15830 10 17 15.67 +12 28 05.8          18.4 N EW025A79
        PK09U060  C2009 11 13.42507 10 17 44.09 +12 27 46.3          17.9 N EW025850
        PK09U060  C2009 11 13.44773 10 17 46.44 +12 27 44.4          17.7 N EW025850
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.19186 10 19 05.15 +12 26 49.3          18.3 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.19346 10 19 05.24 +12 26 49.5          18.3 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.19678 10 19 05.63 +12 26 48.6          17.9 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.19834 10 19 05.78 +12 26 49.0          18.0 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.19982 10 19 05.95 +12 26 49.3          17.3 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 14.20129 10 19 06.09 +12 26 48.7          18.1 N EW025118
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.42928 10 22 57.32 +12 24 38.6          18.5 N EW025850
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.44430 10 22 58.84 +12 24 37.7          18.5 N EW025850
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.47611 10 23 02.04 +12 24 36.6          18.0 T EW025703
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.48295 10 23 02.61 +12 24 36.5          17.7 T EW025703
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.48977 10 23 03.40 +12 24 35.7          17.5 T EW025703
        PK09U060  C2009 11 16.49674 10 23 04.16 +12 24 35.6          18.2 T EW025703
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.03750 10 23 59.30 +12 24 07.8          17.3 N EW025B18
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.04030 10 23 59.57 +12 24 07.9          17.2 N EW025B18
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.04169 10 23 59.72 +12 24 07.7          17.3 N EW025B18
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.17012 10 24 12.68 +12 24 02.2          18.1 N EW025A71
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.17605 10 24 13.21 +12 24 01.6          18.1 N EW025A71
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.17888 10 24 13.50 +12 24 02.0          18.1 N EW025A71
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.18170 10 24 13.75 +12 24 01.2          18.0 N EW025A71
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.44858 10 24 40.92 +12 23 52.0          18.5 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.45024 10 24 41.07 +12 23 51.6          17.9 N EW025H10
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.45379 10 24 41.42 +12 23 51.6          17.8 N EW025H10
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.45733 10 24 41.78 +12 23 52.2          17.8 N EW025H10
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.46101 10 24 42.13 +12 23 51.9          19.2 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.47347 10 24 43.41 +12 23 51.8          18.8 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.48589 10 24 44.62 +12 23 51.0          18.8 T EW025704
        PK09U060  C2009 11 17.49834 10 24 45.89 +12 23 50.0          19.0 T EW025704
    
    Observer details:
    118 Modra.  Observers L. Kornos, P. Veres.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer R. A. Kowalski.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson.  0.68-m Schmidt + CCD.
    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.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig,
        C. A. Thaddeus.  0.30-m f/2.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD, 0.35-m f/6
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    A71 Stixendorf.  Observers P. Camilleri, E. Guido, M. Jaeger, E. Prosperi,
        G. Sostero, W. Vollmann.  Measurer W. Vollmann.  0.25-m f/3.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    A79 Zvezdno Obshtestvo Observatory, Plana.  Observer F. Fratev.  0.35-m f/3.4
        reflector + CCD.
    B18 Terskol.  Observers M. Andreev, A. Sergeev, N. Parakhin, V. Kozlov.
        Measurer M. Andreev.  0.6-m f/12.8 Cassegrain + CCD.
    H10 Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer L. Elenin.  0.36-m f/3.8
        Maksutov-Newtonian + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2009 U6 (LINEAR)
    T 2009 Aug. 8.569 TT                                    MPC
    q   1.48324              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.159128       Peri.  308.502       +0.461760       -0.855725
    a   3.37265        Node   112.471       +0.871985       +0.389700
    e   0.56022        Incl.   14.635       +0.162540       +0.340394
    P   6.19
    From 95 observations 2009 Oct. 19-Nov. 17.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2009 U6 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2009 11 15    10 20.49   +12 26.0    1.673    1.793    80.2    32.9  16.7
    2009 11 25    10 36.69   +12 23.3    1.623    1.848    86.6    32.2  16.7
    2009 12 05    10 50.42   +12 38.3    1.569    1.906    93.7    31.1  16.8
    2009 12 15    11 01.41   +13 14.3    1.516    1.965   101.5    29.4  16.8
    2009 12 25    11 09.33   +14 14.1    1.464    2.026   110.2    27.1  16.9
    2010 01 04    11 13.90   +15 38.2    1.419    2.088   119.6    24.2  17.0
    2010 01 14    11 14.89   +17 24.9    1.383    2.150   129.8    20.6  17.0
    2010 01 24    11 12.26   +19 28.6    1.363    2.213   140.5    16.4  17.1
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-W25
    

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