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    M.P.E.C. 2014-S114                               Issued 2014 Sept. 27, 21:30 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/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK14S030  C2014 09 22.52432 04 43 42.660+11 29 25.40         21.5 TLES114F51
        CK14S030  C2014 09 22.53657 04 43 40.345+11 29 17.14         21.6 TLES114F51
        CK14S030  C2014 09 22.54884 04 43 37.991+11 29 08.93         21.6 TLES114F51
        CK14S030  C2014 09 22.56110 04 43 35.640+11 29 00.67         21.7 TLES114F51
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.39279204 40 56.34 +11 19 30.2          21.1 TuES114H21
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.39997604 40 54.95 +11 19 25.0          21.7 TuES114H21
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.41329504 40 52.32 +11 19 16.1          21.2 TuES114H21
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.45689 04 40 43.85 +11 18 46.0          20.7 ToES114291
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.46111 04 40 43.01 +11 18 43.2          20.6 ToES114291
        CK14S030 KC2014 09 23.46532 04 40 42.16 +11 18 38.7                oES114291
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 23.62264504 40 11.436+11 16 51.18         21.1 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 23.62389804 40 11.184+11 16 50.28         21.4 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 23.62515304 40 10.935+11 16 49.38         21.5 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 24.62675104 36 50.884+11 04 50.66         21.4 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 24.62904704 36 50.403+11 04 48.97         21.1 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 24.63134304 36 49.931+11 04 47.31         21.4 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 26.58268604 29 58.847+10 39 58.75         21.1 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 26.58533204 29 58.264+10 39 56.52         21.2 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 26.58797304 29 57.686+10 39 54.40         21.3 TtES114568
        CK14S030 _C2014 09 26.59064904 29 57.092+10 39 52.30         21.4 TtES114568
        CK14S030 1C2014 09 26.70907 04 29 31.26 +10 38 22.1                vES114Q62
        CK14S030 1C2014 09 26.71285 04 29 30.39 +10 38 18.9                vES114Q62
        CK14S030 1C2014 09 26.71662 04 29 29.56 +10 38 16.6          20.5 TvES114Q62
        CK14S030 1C2014 09 26.75452 04 29 21.16 +10 37 47.3          20.6 TvES114Q62
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer T. H. Bressi.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers R. J. Wainscoat, P. Forshay.  Measurers M. Micheli,
        R. J. Wainscoat.  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope + CCD.
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers N. Primak, A. Schultz, T. Goggia,
        M. Willman.  Measurers B. Bolin, K. Chambers, S. Chastel, L. Denneau,
        H. Flewelling, M. Huber, E. Magnier, E. Schunova, R. Wainscoat, C. Waters.
        1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers T. Vorobjov, L. Buzzi, S. Foglia, T. Linder.  0.81-m f/4.0
        astrograph + CCD.
    Q62 iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring.  Observer H. Sato.  0.51-m f/6.8
        astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2014 Aug. 15.29728 TT                                 MPC
    q   2.0574513            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  293.87455     +0.46733439     +0.88398361
                       Node   355.94070     +0.86343547     -0.45318819
    e   1.0            Incl.  169.33780     +0.18994148     -0.11486266
    From 24 observations 2014 Sept. 22-26.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2014 08 28    05 33 51.3 +14 27 43   2.1561  2.0631    71.1    27.6  21.8
    ...
    2014 09 12    05 10 48.8 +13 04 53   1.8056  2.0840    91.1    28.9  21.5
    ...
    2014 09 20    04 51 15.7 +11 56 15   1.6243  2.1014   103.6    27.7  21.3
    ...
    2014 09 26    04 32 04.7 +10 47 37   1.4988  2.1171   114.1    25.6  21.1
    2014 09 27    04 28 27.3 +10 34 26   1.4793  2.1199   116.0    25.2  21.1
    2014 09 28    04 24 42.1 +10 20 42   1.4602  2.1228   117.9    24.7  21.1
    ...
    2014 10 04    03 59 25.2 +08 46 01   1.3572  2.1415   129.9    21.0  21.0
    ...
    2014 10 12    03 18 36.4 +06 05 48   1.2604  2.1697   147.5    14.3  20.9
    ...
    2014 10 27    01 50 43.8 +00 07 59   1.2522  2.2321   167.1     5.7  21.0
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2014 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2014-S114
    

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