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    M.P.E.C. 2010-F86                                Issued 2010 Mar. 27, 15:21 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 https://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                               COMET C/2010 F3 (SCOTTI)
    
    Observations:
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.10996 11 35 28.52 +04 26 50.2          19.9 T EF086J04
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.11488 11 35 28.42 +04 26 50.9          20.0 T EF086J04
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.16987 11 35 27.47 +04 26 59.8          20.2 T EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.17154 11 35 27.40 +04 26 59.5          19.4 N EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.17617 11 35 27.32 +04 27 00.3          20.4 T EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.17658 11 35 27.32 +04 26 59.9          19.3 N EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.18119 11 35 27.34 +04 27 01.2          20.2 T EF086926
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.18169 11 35 27.25 +04 27 00.6          19.6 N EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.18295 11 35 27.26 +04 27 01.4          20.3 T EF086H21
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.19103 11 35 27.10 +04 27 02.8          20.9 T EF086926
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.20091 11 35 26.89 +04 27 04.7          20.3 T EF086926
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.34192 11 35 24.15 +04 27 25.3          19.8 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.34530 11 35 24.05 +04 27 26.3          19.9 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.34734 11 35 23.95 +04 27 27.0          19.8 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.34868 11 35 23.92 +04 27 27.5          19.9 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.35001 11 35 23.88 +04 27 27.6          19.9 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.35132 11 35 23.87 +04 27 27.8          19.8 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.35263 11 35 23.83 +04 27 27.8          19.7 T EF086H45
        CK10F030  C2010 03 23.90242 11 35 13.74 +04 28 53.4          19.4 T EF086215
    
    Observer details:
    215 Buchloe.  Observer W. Hasubick.  0.44-m f/4.6 reflector + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  Measurer
        P. R. Holvorcem.  0.81-m f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers H. Devore, R. Holmes, S. Foglia.  0.81-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    H45 Arkansas Sky Obs., Petit Jean Mountain South.  Observer P. C. Sherrod.
        0.51-m f/4.3 astrograph + CCD.
    J04 ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife.  Observer D. Abreu.  Measurers
        M. Busch, D. Koschny.  1.0-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2010 F3 (Scotti)
    T 2010 Sept. 30.538 TT                                  MPC
    q   5.19319              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   39.834       -0.958438       +0.283664
                       Node   156.591       -0.277408       -0.901591
    e   1.0            Incl.    4.405       -0.066645       -0.326601
    From 58 observations 2010 Mar. 20-23.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2010 F3 (Scotti)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 03 25    11 34.89   +04 31.8    4.406    5.386   168.2     2.2  19.0
    2010 04 04    11 31.97   +04 55.9    4.428    5.366   157.6     4.1  19.0
    2010 04 14    11 29.61   +05 15.6    4.478    5.348   147.1     5.8  19.0
    2010 04 24    11 28.03   +05 29.6    4.552    5.330   136.9     7.4  19.1
    2010 05 04    11 27.39   +05 36.7    4.646    5.314   127.0     8.7  19.1
    2010 05 14    11 27.80   +05 36.7    4.757    5.299   117.4     9.7  19.1
    2010 05 24    11 29.28   +05 29.2    4.880    5.284   108.2    10.5  19.2
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-F86
    

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