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    M.P.E.C. 2012-A35                                Issued 2012 Jan. 5, 21:16 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.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET C/2012 A1 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK12A010  C2012 01 02.45305 08 26 43.201+48 50 41.60         20.5 TLEA035F51
        CK12A010  C2012 01 02.46395 08 26 42.575+48 50 42.13         20.5 TLEA035F51
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 03.45152 08 25 45.98 +48 51 32.1                oEA035291
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 03.45583 08 25 45.75 +48 51 32.4                oEA035291
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 03.46012 08 25 45.53 +48 51 32.7                oEA035291
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 04.15713 08 25 05.46 +48 52 05.3                cEA035I89
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 04.15991 08 25 05.28 +48 52 05.6                cEA035I89
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 04.16269 08 25 05.13 +48 52 06.0          19.8 TcEA035I89
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 04.52460 08 24 44.22 +48 52 21.4                oEA035291
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 04.53175 08 24 43.81 +48 52 21.7                oEA035291
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 04.53881 08 24 43.38 +48 52 22.5                oEA035291
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.18961 08 24 05.66 +48 52 49.7          20.0 TcEA035I89
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.19309 08 24 05.45 +48 52 49.7          20.0 TcEA035I89
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.19658 08 24 05.24 +48 52 49.6          20.2 TcEA035I89
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.30132408 23 59.23 +48 52 54.2          19.6 TtEA035H21
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.30784808 23 58.83 +48 52 54.2          19.7 TtEA035H21
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.31439108 23 58.45 +48 52 54.4          19.6 TtEA035H21
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.41529608 23 52.61 +48 52 58.3          19.2 TuEA035H36
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.43285008 23 51.55 +48 52 59.1          19.1 TuEA035H36
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 05.43793 08 23 51.21 +48 53 00.3                oEA035291
        CK12A010 KC2012 01 05.44026008 23 51.13 +48 52 59.4          18.8 TuEA035H36
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 05.44225 08 23 50.96 +48 53 00.0                oEA035291
        CK12A010 HC2012 01 05.44654 08 23 50.70 +48 52 59.7                oEA035291
        CK12A010 7C2012 01 05.58664 08 23 42.52 +48 53 05.6          20.2 TtEA035F65
        CK12A010 7C2012 01 05.59086 08 23 42.29 +48 53 05.7                tEA035F65
        CK12A010 7C2012 01 05.59490 08 23 42.02 +48 53 05.6                tEA035F65
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer T. H. Bressi.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers N. Primak, A. Schultz, S. Watters,
        J. Thiel, T. Goggia.  Measurer PS1 Science Consortium.  1.8-m
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    F65 Haleakala-Faulkes Telescope North.  Observers P. Miller, P. Roche,
        A. Tripp, R. Miles, R. Holmes, S. Foglia, L. Buz.  Measurers L. Buzzi,
        S. Foglia, T. Vorobjov.  2.0-m f/10 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers T. Vorobjov, L. Buzzi, S. Foglia.  0.81-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.56-m reflector + CCD.
    I89 RAS Observatory, Nerpio.  Observer H. Sato.  0.43-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD,
        043-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 A1 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2014 Mar. 11.89301 TT                                 MPC
    q   6.8818433            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  203.22778     +0.03985975     +0.50237708
                       Node   279.29411     +0.99761792     +0.02869661
    e   1.0            Incl.  118.92910     +0.05629997     -0.86417231
    From 26 observations 2012 Jan. 2-5.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 A1 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2011 12 06    08 48 49.1 +48 04 09   8.0705  8.6882   126.1     5.3  19.9
    ...
    2011 12 21    08 37 49.4 +48 34 09   7.8639  8.6321   139.1     4.3  19.8
    ...
    2011 12 29    08 30 51.7 +48 45 58   7.7780  8.6023   145.0     3.8  19.8
    ...
    2012 01 04    08 25 14.6 +48 51 58   7.7261  8.5801   148.5     3.4  19.8
    2012 01 05    08 24 16.8 +48 52 42   7.7185  8.5764   149.0     3.4  19.8
    2012 01 06    08 23 18.5 +48 53 20   7.7113  8.5727   149.5     3.3  19.8
    ...
    2012 01 12    08 17 21.9 +48 55 23   7.6746  8.5506   151.3     3.2  19.7
    ...
    2012 01 20    08 09 13.9 +48 52 54   7.6441  8.5213   151.4     3.2  19.7
    ...
    2012 02 04    07 54 05.3 +48 30 59   7.6435  8.4667   144.7     3.9  19.7
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2012 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2012-A35
    

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