• MPC Preparation (Info)

  • MPEC 2010-Q17 : COMET C/2010 L4 (WISE)

    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-Q16 Read MPEC 2010-Q18


    M.P.E.C. 2010-Q17                                Issued 2010 Aug. 20, 20:39 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 C/2010 L4 (WISE)
    
    Observations:
        CK10L040  C2010 08 08.86362 20 06 34.53 +35 19 38.3          20.0 N EQ017160
        CK10L040  C2010 08 08.86848 20 06 33.96 +35 19 31.4                 EQ017160
        CK10L040  C2010 08 08.87356 20 06 33.45 +35 19 24.1                 EQ017160
        CK10L040  C2010 08 08.96266 20 06 24.86 +35 17 06.4                 EQ017204
        CK10L040  C2010 08 09.07056 20 06 14.27 +35 14 19.5          19.5 N EQ017204
    
    Observer details:
    160 Castelmartini.  Observers M. Jaeger, E. Prosperi, W. Vollmann.  Measurer
        E. Prosperi.  0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2010 L4 (WISE)
    Epoch 2010 Feb. 13.0 TT = JDT 2455240.5
    T 2010 Feb. 23.59652 TT                                 MPC
    q   2.8252242            (2000.0)            P               Q
    z  +0.0125974      Peri.   95.75193     +0.23783767     +0.56028567
     +/-0.0000040      Node   125.54211     -0.34302997     -0.71576937
    e   0.9644096      Incl.  102.81560     +0.90871540     -0.41683830
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    100615 C51 (2.9-  0.8+)   100618 H21  0.5+  0.9+    100714 H10  0.9-  0.2-
    100615 C51  1.0-  0.1-    100618 H36  1.4-  1.1+    100714 H10  0.5-  0.0
    100615 C51  1.2-  0.7-    100618 H10  0.9-  1.6-    100714 H10  0.4-  0.6-
    100615 C51  1.2-  0.5-    100618 H36 (1.2-  2.5+)   100714 H10  0.8+  0.6-
    100615 C51 (1.5-  2.6+)   100618 H10 (2.1+  0.1+)   100714 H10  0.6-  0.6-
    100615 C51  1.3-  0.9+    100618 H10  0.8+  0.1+    100714 H10  0.2-  1.1-
    100615 C51  1.0-  2.0+    100618 H10  1.8+  0.0     100715 104  0.6-  0.3+
    100615 C51  1.0-  0.3+    100618 F65  1.4+  0.7+    100715 104  0.6-  0.1+
    100616 C51  0.6-  1.1+    100618 F65  1.2+  0.4+    100715 104  0.5+  0.2+
    100616 C51  0.2-  0.0     100620 J01  0.5+  0.7-    100715 510  1.5+  0.9+
    100616 C51  0.5+  0.7+    100620 J01  0.1+  0.7-    100715 510  0.8+  1.4+
    100616 C51  1.9-  0.7+    100623 J01  0.1+  0.0     100718 H10  0.1-  1.2+
    100616 C51  1.6-  1.4+    100623 213  0.4+  0.8-    100718 H10  0.7-  0.6-
    100616 C51 (2.3-  1.1-)   100623 J01  0.7+  0.1+    100718 H10  1.1-  0.1-
    100616 C51  1.7-  1.5+    100623 J01  1.6+  0.0     100720 H15  0.4-  0.1+
    100616 C51  1.7-  1.4+    100630 118  0.5-  0.0     100720 H15  0.2-  0.3+
    100618 J95  0.1-  0.0     100630 118  0.1+  0.2+    100720 H15  0.2-  0.4-
    100618 J95  0.3-  0.2-    100630 118  0.0   0.2-    100720 900  0.2+  0.3-
    100618 J95  0.0   1.0-    100701 J01  0.6+  1.1+    100720 900  0.1-  0.0
    100618 J95  0.1-  0.8-    100701 J01  0.2-  0.0     100725 J01  0.6-  0.3+
    100618 J95  0.0   0.1-    100706 H10  0.1+  0.3-    100725 J01  0.4-  0.1-
    100618 H01  0.8+  0.2+    100706 H10  0.9+  1.0+    100725 J01  0.7-  0.2+
    100618 H01  0.9+  0.6+    100706 H10 (2.1+  0.3-)   100804 157  0.2+  0.2+
    100618 H01  0.4+  0.2+    100706 H10  0.7-  0.5-    100804 157  0.0   0.1+
    100618 H01  0.9+  0.4+    100706 H10  1.6+  0.2-    100804 157  0.2+  0.2+
    100618 H01  0.9+  0.4+    100706 H10  0.3-  0.1-    100808 160  0.8+  0.7-
    100618 H21  1.7+  0.9+    100713 H10  0.6+  0.6-    100808 160  0.4-  0.1-
    100618 H21  0.7+  0.6-    100713 H10  1.0+  0.7-    100808 160  0.6-  0.4+
    100618 H10  1.0+  0.9+    100713 H10  0.5+  0.7+    100808 204  0.9+  0.1+
    100618 H21  1.5+  0.5-    100713 H10  0.2-  0.5-    100809 204  0.0   0.2+
    100618 H10  0.6+  0.1-    100713 H10 (0.1-  2.3+)
    100618 H21  1.6+  0.4-    100713 H10  1.4-  0.5-
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2010 L4 (WISE)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2010 08 12    20 01.66   +33 57.6    2.575    3.286   127.0    14.3  18.7
    2010 08 22    19 48.02   +29 20.3    2.624    3.336   127.4    13.9  18.8
    2010 09 01    19 37.63   +24 32.3    2.711    3.388   124.7    14.2  19.0
    2010 09 11    19 30.42   +19 49.4    2.834    3.442   119.4    14.8  19.1
    2010 09 21    19 26.13   +15 23.5    2.988    3.497   112.4    15.4  19.3
    
         The "original" and "future" barycentric values of 1/a are +0.012771
    and +0.012812 (+/- 0.000004) AU^-1, respectively.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2010 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2010-Q17
    

    Read MPEC 2010-Q16 Read MPEC 2010-Q18


    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)