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  • MPEC 2012-K72 : COMET C/2012 K6 (MCNAUGHT)

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    M.P.E.C. 2012-K72                                Issued 2012 May 30, 20:58 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.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET C/2012 K6 (MCNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.78322 22 23 22.02 -66 09 47.6          18.4 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.79276 22 23 21.56 -66 09 56.7          18.5 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.80239 22 23 20.95 -66 10 06.6          18.5 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.81199 22 23 20.50 -66 10 15.8          18.7 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.82579 22 23 19.77 -66 10 29.6          18.5 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 27.82883 22 23 19.60 -66 10 32.8          18.8 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 |C2012 05 28.29884 22 22 55.45 -66 18 17.2          19.1 ToEK072807
        CK12K060 |C2012 05 28.30288 22 22 55.21 -66 18 21.3          19.1 ToEK072807
        CK12K060 |C2012 05 28.30691 22 22 55.01 -66 18 25.3          19.3 ToEK072807
        CK12K060 |C2012 05 28.31095 22 22 54.78 -66 18 29.5          19.0 ToEK072807
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 28.40996 22 22 49.42 -66 20 04.9          18.4 ToEK072474
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 28.41277 22 22 49.22 -66 20 07.6          18.0 ToEK072474
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 28.41560 22 22 49.09 -66 20 10.2          18.1 ToEK072474
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 28.65456 22 22 36.35 -66 24 10.1          18.4 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 28.65727 22 22 36.19 -66 24 12.7          18.6 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 28.81642 22 22 27.34 -66 26 51.6                rEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 28.81925 22 22 27.19 -66 26 54.0          18.7 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 29.10136 22 22 11.81 -66 31 32.7                uEK072I48
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 29.11034 22 22 11.30 -66 31 42.1                uEK072I48
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 29.11977 22 22 10.81 -66 31 52.3                uEK072I48
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 29.79428 22 21 32.08 -66 43 08.8          18.4 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 29.79702 22 21 31.82 -66 43 11.4          18.5 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 30.12428 22 21 12.44 -66 48 40.5          18.7 TuEK072I48
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 30.13293 22 21 11.93 -66 48 46.6          18.7 TuEK072I48
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 30.14409 22 21 11.43 -66 48 58.8          19.0 TuEK072I48
        CK12K060 KC2012 05 30.15991 22 21 10.68 -66 49 13.1          18.8 TuEK072I48
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 30.77121 22 20 32.88 -66 59 32.9          18.2 TrEK072E12
        CK12K060 QC2012 05 30.77446 22 20 32.63 -66 59 36.5          18.3 TrEK072E12
    
    Observer details:
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observers A. C. Gilmore,
        P. M. Kilmartin.  Measurer P. M. Kilmartin.  1.0-m f/7.7 reflector + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers T. Linder, R. Holmes.  0.41-m f/11
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    E12 Siding Spring Survey.  Observer R. H. McNaught.  Measurers J. D. Ahern,
        E. C. Beshore, A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught.  0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt + CCD.
    I48 Observatorio El Catalejo, Santa Rosa.  Observer J. Spagnotto.  0.20-m f/5
        reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2012 K6 (McNaught)
    T 2013 Mar. 12.46439 TT                                 MPC
    q   4.3131721            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  310.04279     -0.42309159     -0.87423099
                       Node   199.69841     -0.45179742     -0.02427835
    e   1.0            Incl.  135.04745     -0.78541238     +0.48490282
    From 28 observations 2012 May 27-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2012 K6 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2012 04 30    22 31 12.4 -59 35 13   4.9540  5.0285    88.4    11.6  19.0
    ...
    2012 05 15    22 30 17.0 -62 51 11   4.6933  4.9681    99.9    11.6  18.8
    ...
    2012 05 23    22 26 49.9 -64 52 28   4.5642  4.9367   105.8    11.4  18.7
    ...
    2012 05 29    22 22 17.1 -66 29 53   4.4744  4.9135   110.0    11.2  18.7
    2012 05 30    22 21 19.8 -66 46 34   4.4601  4.9097   110.6    11.1  18.7
    2012 05 31    22 20 18.6 -67 03 21   4.4460  4.9059   111.3    11.1  18.6
    ...
    2012 06 06    22 12 42.5 -68 45 54   4.3662  4.8831   115.0    10.9  18.6
    ...
    2012 06 14    21 57 39.5 -71 04 32   4.2735  4.8533   119.4    10.5  18.5
    ...
    2012 06 29    21 06 54.9 -75 02 42   4.1497  4.7992   124.5    10.1  18.4
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2012 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2012-K72
    

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