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    M.P.E.C. 2010-D68                                Issued 2010 Feb. 22, 17:10 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/2010 B2 (WISE)
    
    Observations:
        PK10B020  C2010 02 13.17932 14 35 34.14 -16 40 48.6          19.9 N ED068204
        PK10B020  C2010 02 13.20810 14 35 36.35 -16 41 13.9                 ED068204
        PK10B020  C2010 02 20.57829 14 44 31.49 -18 23 07.4          19.9 N ED068E85
        PK10B020  C2010 02 20.58186 14 44 31.87 -18 23 09.2          19.9 N ED068E85
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    E85 Farm Cove.  Observer J. McCormick.  0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2010 B2 (WISE)
    Epoch 2010 Jan. 4.0 TT = JDT 2455200.5
    T 2009 Dec. 21.77505 TT                                 MPC
    q   1.6151395            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.18107461     Peri.  155.95901     -0.91908626     -0.39404977
    a   3.0943137      Node     0.84443     +0.33171707     -0.77680677
    e   0.4780298      Incl.    8.92532     +0.21270692     -0.49121891
    P   5.44
    From 32 observations 2010 Jan. 22-Feb. 20, mean residual 0".47.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2010 B2 (WISE)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 02 13    14 35.33   -16 38.1    1.176    1.689   102.3    34.8  19.6
    2010 02 23    14 47.06   -18 55.4    1.118    1.718   109.0    33.0  19.6
    2010 03 05    14 55.31   -21 01.4    1.066    1.751   116.5    30.4  19.6
    2010 03 15    14 59.54   -22 54.7    1.020    1.787   124.9    27.1  19.6
    2010 03 25    14 59.35   -24 32.3    0.985    1.826   134.2    23.0  19.6
    2010 04 04    14 54.86   -25 50.0    0.963    1.868   144.2    18.3  19.6
    2010 04 14    14 46.73   -26 43.2    0.958    1.913   154.5    13.1  19.7
    2010 04 24    14 36.38   -27 09.2    0.973    1.959   163.8     8.2  19.9
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-D68
    

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