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    M.P.E.C. 2012-F32                                Issued 2012 Mar. 18, 04:44 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 F3 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK12F030  C2012 01 19.47865 11 04 25.125+05 06 55.72         21.8 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 01 19.50672 11 04 24.861+05 06 57.57         22.0 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 01 19.52077 11 04 24.713+05 06 59.05         22.3 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 03 16.32445 10 49 30.991+06 59 23.05         21.0 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 03 16.33874 10 49 30.713+06 59 25.07         21.0 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 03 16.35303 10 49 30.460+06 59 26.93         21.2 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030  C2012 03 16.36737 10 49 30.184+06 59 28.66         21.2 TLEF032F51
        CK12F030 _C2012 03 17.48853510 49 10.273+07 01 57.33         20.4 TtEF032568
        CK12F030 _C2012 03 17.48986910 49 10.248+07 01 57.50         20.5 TtEF032568
        CK12F030 _C2012 03 17.49112710 49 10.230+07 01 57.63         20.3 TtEF032568
    
    Observer details:
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observer P. Forshay.  Measurers M. Micheli, R. Wainscoat.
        3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope + 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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2015 Apr. 4.72233 TT                                  MPC
    q   3.4753235            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  103.71916     -0.02341060     +0.99838636
                       Node   164.65506     -0.97607453     -0.01163609
    e   1.0            Incl.   11.27415     -0.21617228     -0.05558127
    From 10 observations 2012 Jan. 19-Mar. 17.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2012 02 17    10 57 59.6 +05 56 14   8.7733  9.7272   164.1     1.6  21.1
    ...
    2012 03 03    10 53 33.1 +06 29 18   8.6421  9.6333   179.3     0.1  21.0
    ...
    2012 03 11    10 51 06.8 +06 47 27   8.6011  9.5832   170.9     0.9  21.0
    ...
    2012 03 17    10 49 19.0 +07 00 53   8.5834  9.5455   164.4     1.6  21.0
    2012 03 18    10 49 01.3 +07 03 05   8.5815  9.5392   163.3     1.7  21.0
    2012 03 19    10 48 43.8 +07 05 17   8.5799  9.5330   162.2     1.8  21.0
    ...
    2012 03 25    10 47 01.6 +07 18 09   8.5766  9.4953   155.8     2.5  20.9
    ...
    2012 04 02    10 44 55.9 +07 34 14   8.5881  9.4449   147.3     3.3  20.9
    ...
    2012 04 17    10 41 45.4 +07 59 48   8.6524  9.3504   131.7     4.6  20.9
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2012 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2012-F32
    

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