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    M.P.E.C. 2010-B47                                Issued 2010 Jan. 27, 19:22 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 Y1 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK09Y010  C2009 12 21.18958 12 11 59.04 +45 22 49.7          19.0 T EB047473
        CK09Y010  C2009 12 21.19097 12 11 59.06 +45 22 50.9          19.0 T EB047473
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 18.97797 12 15 24.65 +53 55 53.7                 EB047204
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 18.98320 12 15 24.56 +53 55 59.9          18.3 N EB047204
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.07685 12 13 52.61 +55 38 50.7          19.0 T EB047561
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.08322 12 13 52.43 +55 38 58.2          18.5 T EB047561
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.08704 12 13 52.40 +55 39 03.5          18.8 T EB047561
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.42765 12 13 44.47 +55 46 00.6          18.7 T EB047704
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.43905 12 13 44.04 +55 46 13.8          19.3 T EB047704
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.45044 12 13 43.84 +55 46 28.1          19.1 T EB047704
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.46184 12 13 43.41 +55 46 41.6          19.4 T EB047704
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.47329 12 13 43.27 +55 46 56.0          19.1 T EB047704
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.66977 12 13 38.64 +55 50 56.3          18.8 T EB047900
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 24.68037 12 13 38.37 +55 51 09.5                 EB047900
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.34343 12 13 21.71 +56 04 40.6          18.7 T EB047H45
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.34481 12 13 21.69 +56 04 43.0          19.0 T EB047H45
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.34659 12 13 21.69 +56 04 46.1          18.9 T EB047H45
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.34951 12 13 21.65 +56 04 48.7          18.8 T EB047H45
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.35187 12 13 21.55 +56 04 51.8          18.8 T EB047H45
        CK09Y010  C2010 01 25.35405 12 13 21.51 +56 04 54.5          18.9 T EB047H45
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers L. Donato, V. Gonano, E. Guido, G. Sostero.  0.45-m
        f/4.4 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    561 Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer J. Kelemen.  0.6-m Schmidt + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, G. Spitz,
        R. Brungard, J. Paige, P. Festler.  1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    H45 Arkansas Sky Obs., Petit Jean Mountain South.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.
        0.51-m f/4.3 astrograph + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2009 Y1 (Catalina)
    T 2011 Jan. 27.7430 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.526694             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  127.1160      +0.6483019      +0.6902720
                       Node   160.3286      -0.2835701      -0.1727239
    e   1.0            Incl.  107.3591      +0.7066064      -0.7026315
    From 83 observations 2009 Dec. 17-2010 Jan. 25.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2009 Y1 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 01 24    12 13.91   +55 37.3    3.882    4.508   124.0    10.4  18.5
    2010 02 03    12 08.25   +59 02.3    3.778    4.432   126.2    10.3  18.4
    2010 02 13    11 58.29   +62 23.5    3.705    4.356   125.7    10.6  18.2
    2010 02 23    11 43.11   +65 29.4    3.663    4.281   122.8    11.2  18.1
    2010 03 05    11 22.25   +68 08.6    3.648    4.206   118.0    12.0  18.0
    2010 03 15    10 56.16   +70 11.0    3.657    4.131   111.8    12.9  18.0
    2010 03 25    10 26.88   +71 31.1    3.686    4.056   104.8    13.7  17.9
    2010 04 04    09 57.77   +72 09.8    3.727    3.982    97.5    14.4  17.9
    2010 04 14    09 32.20   +72 14.2    3.776    3.909    90.1    14.9  17.8
    2010 04 24    09 12.39   +71 54.8    3.827    3.836    83.0    15.1  17.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-B47
    

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