• MPC Preparation (Info)

  • MPEC 2010-E50 : COMET P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)

    The following Minor Planet Electronic Circular may be linked-to from your own Web pages, but must not otherwise be redistributed electronically.

    A form allowing access to any MPEC is at the bottom of this page.


    Read MPEC 2010-E49 Read MPEC 2010-E51


    M.P.E.C. 2010-E50                                Issued 2010 Mar. 11, 23:42 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 https://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK10A020  C2010 03 06.91505 06 48 04.41 +24 43 18.4          19.0 T EE050B82
        PK10A020  C2010 03 06.92575 06 48 04.87 +24 43 17.3          19.2 T EE050B82
        PK10A020  C2010 03 06.93646 06 48 05.48 +24 43 13.2          19.7 T EE050B82
        PK10A020  C2010 03 07.19327 06 48 16.81 +24 42 05.8          19.7 N EE050850
        PK10A020  C2010 03 07.22359 06 48 18.59 +24 41 57.9          19.6 N EE050850
        PK10A020  C2010 03 09.83578 06 50 18.34 +24 30 41.7          19.7 N EE050C10
        PK10A020  C2010 03 09.85666 06 50 19.41 +24 30 37.4          19.3 N EE050C10
        PK10A020  C2010 03 09.88502 06 50 20.21 +24 30 29.7          19.7 N EE050C10
    
    Observer details:
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.30-m f/2.5
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    B82 Maidbronn.  Observer B. Haeusler.  0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    C10 Maisoncelles.  Observer J. F. Soulier.  0.26-m f/4.7 Newtonian reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)
    Epoch 2009 Nov. 25.0 TT = JDT 2455160.5
    T 2009 Dec. 4.39800 TT                                  MPC
    q   2.0057959            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.28431891     Peri.  133.12101     -0.06125097     -0.99640351
    a   2.2905101      Node   320.27799     +0.88709984     -0.02745593
    e   0.1243017      Incl.    5.25692     +0.45749557     -0.08016368
    P   3.47
    From 89 observations 2010 Jan. 6-Mar. 9, mean residual 0".89.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 03 05    06 46.78   +24 51.6    1.397    2.042   116.4    25.8  19.3
    2010 03 15    06 54.82   +24 08.3    1.507    2.050   108.3    27.4  19.5
    2010 03 25    07 05.52   +23 23.5    1.623    2.059   100.9    28.4  19.7
    2010 04 04    07 18.34   +22 35.7    1.741    2.068    94.1    28.8  19.9
    2010 04 14    07 32.79   +21 43.6    1.862    2.079    87.7    28.8  20.0
    2010 04 24    07 48.53   +20 45.8    1.983    2.089    81.7    28.4  20.2
    2010 05 04    08 05.19   +19 41.6    2.103    2.100    76.0    27.8  20.3
    2010 05 14    08 22.52   +18 30.5    2.221    2.112    70.6    26.8  20.5
    2010 05 24    08 40.33   +17 12.3    2.337    2.124    65.4    25.7  20.6
    
         Further observations of this comet are very desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-E50
    

    Read MPEC 2010-E49 Read MPEC 2010-E51


    MPEC number:

    Enter an MPEC number in one of the following forms:

    • 1997-B01 (the full form)
    • J97B01 (the packed version of the full form)
    • B01 (the abbreviated form)