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    M.P.E.C. 2013-L41                                Issued 2013 June  9, 04:45 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/2013 L2 (CATALINA)
    
    Observations:
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.29770 18 11 39.55 +28 34 11.1          19.6 TuEL041703
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.30461 18 11 39.01 +28 34 14.1          19.1 TuEL041703
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.31147 18 11 38.68 +28 34 19.2          18.5 TuEL041703
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.35873 18 11 35.65 +28 34 41.9                uEL041703
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.36355418 11 35.45 +28 34 45.7          19.5 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.36722218 11 35.20 +28 34 47.6          19.7 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.37091818 11 34.97 +28 34 49.4          19.4 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.37273 18 11 34.74 +28 34 50.2          19.5 TuEL041703
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.37277918 11 34.75 +28 34 50.5          19.2 TrEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.37463218 11 34.75 +28 34 51.6          19.3 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.37818418 11 34.55 +28 34 53.4          19.8 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.37832618 11 34.54 +28 34 53.4          19.2 TrEL041H21
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.38204118 11 34.31 +28 34 55.4          19.8 TuEL041H21
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.91334 18 11 02.27 +28 39 31.4          19.7 TqEL041D03
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.91571 18 11 02.17 +28 39 33.8          19.2 TwEL041B20
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.91718 18 11 02.10 +28 39 33.9          19.2 TqEL041D03
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.92226 18 11 01.77 +28 39 36.7          19.0 TwEL041B20
        CK13L020  C2013 06 02.92472 18 11 01.70 +28 39 38.7          19.8 TqEL041D03
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.93232 18 11 01.16 +28 39 41.4          19.1 TwEL041B20
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.94100118 11 00.62 +28 39 45.3          19.2 TuEL041I93
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.94941318 11 00.09 +28 39 50.3          19.6 TuEL041I93
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.95786218 10 59.62 +28 39 54.2          19.5 TuEL041I93
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.99161 18 10 57.54 +28 40 11.3                qEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 02.99835 18 10 57.10 +28 40 14.6                qEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 03.00505 18 10 56.70 +28 40 18.1          19.0 TqEL041J95
        CK13L020 |C2013 06 03.27881 18 10 40.07 +28 42 41.1                cEL041H06
        CK13L020 |C2013 06 03.28217 18 10 39.94 +28 42 42.2          18.7 TcEL041H06
        CK13L020  C2013 06 03.97627 18 09 57.64 +28 48 35.5          19.8 TcEL041Z95
        CK13L020  C2013 06 03.98381 18 09 57.12 +28 48 39.1          18.6 TcEL041Z95
        CK13L020  C2013 06 03.98868 18 09 56.87 +28 48 41.6          18.6 TcEL041Z95
        CK13L020  C2013 06 03.99024 18 09 56.75 +28 48 42.8          18.5 TcEL041Z95
        CK13L020  C2013 06 04.00139 18 09 56.04 +28 48 47.4          19.3 T EL041C91
        CK13L020  C2013 06 04.00625 18 09 55.78 +28 48 50.1          19.3 T EL041C91
        CK13L020  C2013 06 04.01667 18 09 55.06 +28 48 55.1          19.3 T EL041C91
        CK13L020  C2013 06 04.02292 18 09 54.88 +28 48 58.5          19.3 T EL041C91
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.06160 18 09 52.37 +28 49 17.9                qEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.06806 18 09 51.95 +28 49 20.8                qEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.07457 18 09 51.55 +28 49 24.1                qEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.08459 18 09 50.93 +28 49 29.4          19.3 TqEL041J95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.32218 18 09 36.44 +28 51 29.4          19.6 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.33259 18 09 35.81 +28 51 34.6          19.5 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.34490 18 09 35.03 +28 51 41.2          19.3 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 HC2013 06 04.40859 18 09 31.10 +28 52 13.3          19.2 ToEL041291
        CK13L020 HC2013 06 04.41169 18 09 30.92 +28 52 14.8          19.8 ToEL041291
        CK13L020 HC2013 06 04.41479 18 09 30.71 +28 52 16.5          18.9 ToEL041291
        CK13L020 $C2013 06 04.56818 18 09 21.29 +28 53 33.7          19.1 TuEL041F65
        CK13L020 $C2013 06 04.57673 18 09 20.75 +28 53 37.8          19.4 TuEL041F65
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.87734 18 09 02.41 +28 56 05.1          19.0 TqEL041A13
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.89678 18 09 01.25 +28 56 15.4          19.3 TqEL041A13
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 04.96016 18 08 57.36 +28 56 46.4          19.8 TqEL041C43
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.42038 18 08 28.88 +29 00 34.3          19.2 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.43436 18 08 28.03 +29 00 41.2          19.5 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.44512 18 08 27.35 +29 00 46.4          19.2 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.88149 18 08 00.55 +29 04 18.0          19.0 TtEL041C95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.89391 18 07 59.75 +29 04 24.3          19.1 TtEL041C95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 05.90632 18 07 58.99 +29 04 30.3          18.9 TtEL041C95
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.03591 18 07 50.99 +29 05 33.8          20.0 TqEL041954
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.04845 18 07 50.17 +29 05 40.0          19.7 TqEL041954
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.05965 18 07 49.44 +29 05 45.6          19.9 TqEL041954
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.34263 18 07 31.91 +29 08 01.8          19.7 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.35729 18 07 30.97 +29 08 08.2          19.8 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 06.36803 18 07 30.33 +29 08 13.8          18.9 TqEL041448
        CK13L020 AC2013 06 07.29363 18 06 32.80 +29 15 33.6          19.3 TqEL041H06
        CK13L020 AC2013 06 07.29494 18 06 32.73 +29 15 34.6          19.5 TqEL041H06
        CK13L020  C2013 06 08.00541 18 05 48.30 +29 21 04.0          19.3 ToEL041461
        CK13L020  C2013 06 08.01027 18 05 48.00 +29 21 06.3          19.1 ToEL041461
        CK13L020  C2013 06 08.01512 18 05 47.69 +29 21 08.7          19.3 ToEL041461
        CK13L020 IC2013 06 08.04523 18 05 45.80 +29 21 22.2                tEL041204
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.05563 18 05 45.17 +29 21 26.8                tEL041204
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.06623 18 05 44.49 +29 21 31.8          19.2 TtEL041204
        CK13L020  C2013 06 08.94502 18 04 49.42 +29 28 13.0          19.0 ToEL041461
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.94746 18 04 49.26 +29 28 14.2          18.9 ToEL041461
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.97062 18 04 47.78 +29 28 24.6          19.2 TvEL041470
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.97775 18 04 47.33 +29 28 28.0          18.9 TvEL041470
        CK13L020 KC2013 06 08.98490 18 04 46.87 +29 28 31.0          18.8 TvEL041470
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer J. V. Scotti.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    461 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer K. Sarneczky.
        0.60-m Schmidt + CCD.
    470 Ceccano.  Observers G. Masi, F. Nocentini.  Measurers G. Masi, U. Masi.
        0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD.
    703 Catalina Sky Survey.  Observer R. A. Kowalski.  Measurers A. Boattini,
        E. J. Christensen, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, J. A. Johnson,
        R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson, R. H. McNaught, F. C. Shelly.  0.68-m
        Schmidt + CCD.
    954 Teide Observatory.  Observer N. D. Diaz.  0.26-m f/11.6 reflector + CCD.
    A13 Observatoire Naef, Marly.  Observer P. Kocher.  0.5-m f/3.3 Hypergraph
        + CCD.
    B20 Observatorio Carmelita, Tiana.  Observer J. M. Aymami.  0.25-m f/4.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    C43 Hoyerswerda.  Observer P. Lindner.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    C91 Montevenere Observatory, Monzuno.  Observers M. Brusa, L. Sempio.  0.30-m
        f/4.9 reflector + CCD.
    C95 SATINO Remote Observatory, Haute Provence.  Observers C. Liefke, M. Sparn,
        L. Warmuth.  0.60-m f/3.2 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    D03 Rantiga Osservatorio, Tincana.  Observers M. Zolnowski, M. Kusiak.  0.4-m
        f/3.8 reflector + CCD.
    F65 Haleakala-Faulkes Telescope North.  Observers E. Guido, N. Howes.  2.0-m
        f/10.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H06 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers H. Sato, M. Urbanik.  0.43-m
        f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer, 0.51-m f/6.8 astrograph
        + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers L. Buzzi, S. Foglia, T. Vorobjov, H. Devore, A. Kostin,
        T. Linder, T. Lister.  0.81-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    I93 St Pardon de Conques.  Observer F. Losse.  0.40-m f/3.7 reflector + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    Z95 Astronomia Para Todos Remote Observatory.  Observer A. Aznar.  0.35-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2013 L2 (Catalina)
    T 2012 Apr. 29.80458 TT                                 MPC
    q   4.7745734            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  359.60709     +0.26860439     -0.27100506
                       Node   285.47035     -0.88112835     -0.45683979
    e   1.0            Incl.  106.44517     -0.38918442     +0.84726245
    From 73 observations 2013 June 2-8.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2013 L2 (Catalina)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2013 05 10    18 32 15.4 +24 30 03   5.0937  5.5921   114.7     9.4  19.0
    ...
    2013 05 25    18 19 41.8 +27 16 01   5.0479  5.6518   122.1     8.7  19.0
    ...
    2013 06 02    18 11 57.4 +28 31 35   5.0462  5.6843   124.6     8.4  19.1
    ...
    2013 06 08    18 05 48.7 +29 21 02   5.0558  5.7089   125.8     8.3  19.1
    2013 06 09    18 04 46.0 +29 28 37   5.0584  5.7130   125.9     8.3  19.1
    2013 06 10    18 03 43.0 +29 36 02   5.0612  5.7171   126.0     8.3  19.1
    ...
    2013 06 16    17 57 20.4 +30 16 22   5.0835  5.7420   126.2     8.2  19.1
    ...
    2013 06 24    17 48 46.6 +30 59 03   5.1278  5.7756   125.3     8.3  19.2
    ...
    2013 07 09    17 33 18.0 +31 45 18   5.2523  5.8394   120.9     8.6  19.3
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-L41
    

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