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    M.P.E.C. 2015-E09                                Issued 2015 Mar. 2, 02:49 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/2015 D5 (KOWALSKI)
    
    Observations:
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.27464 10 45 59.26 +34 36 55.1          18.8 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.28253 10 45 59.05 +34 36 56.3          19.0 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.29041 10 45 58.76 +34 36 57.2          19.1 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.29832 10 45 58.55 +34 36 58.8          19.1 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.33170 10 45 57.46 +34 37 04.0          19.0 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.33545 10 45 57.29 +34 37 04.4          18.7 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.33920 10 45 57.21 +34 37 05.4          19.0 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050  C2015 02 27.34295 10 45 57.04 +34 37 05.5          18.8 TqEE009G96
        CK15D050 KC2015 02 27.98459 10 45 37.23 +34 38 43.7          19.8 TtEE009595
        CK15D050 KC2015 02 28.00906 10 45 36.44 +34 38 46.5          20.0 TtEE009595
        CK15D050 KC2015 02 28.99463 10 45 06.05 +34 41 10.9          19.3 TqEE009203
        CK15D050 KC2015 03 01.00862 10 45 05.57 +34 41 12.8          19.2 TqEE009203
        CK15D050 KC2015 03 01.01740 10 45 05.27 +34 41 14.9          18.6 TqEE009203
        CK15D050 |C2015 03 01.27977 10 44 57.31 +34 41 52.6                cEE009H06
        CK15D050 |C2015 03 01.28410 10 44 57.15 +34 41 53.5          18.9 TcEE009H06
        CK15D050  C2015 03 01.29317 10 44 56.88 +34 41 54.4                oEE009711
        CK15D050  C2015 03 01.29625 10 44 56.78 +34 41 54.6                oEE009711
        CK15D050  C2015 03 01.29986 10 44 56.67 +34 41 55.6                oEE009711
    
    Observer details:
    203 GiaGa Observatory.  Observers S. Foglia, G. Galli.  Measurer G. Galli.
        0.28-m f/6.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observer E. Pettarin.  0.61-m f/4.0 reflector + CCD.
    711 McDonald Observatory.  Observer J. G. Ries.  2.1-m reflector + CCD + focal
        reducer.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observers R. A. Kowalski, R. G. Matheny.  Measurers
        E. J. Christensen, D. C. Fuls, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill,
        J. A. Johnson, R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson, R. G. Matheny, F. C. Shelly.
        1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    H06 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer H. Sato.  0.51-m f/6.8
        astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2015 D5 (Kowalski)
    T 2014 Jan. 27.46139 TT                                 MPCW
    q   3.3550482            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.    3.04676     +0.10861025     -0.92884173
                       Node    80.91929     +0.90430326     -0.05565743
    e   1.0            Incl.   21.02004     +0.41284310     +0.36627215
    From 18 observations 2015 Feb. 27-Mar. 1.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2015 D5 (Kowalski)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2015 01 31    10 58 49.1 +32 43 45   3.8731  4.7355   147.8     6.4  18.7
    ...
    2015 02 15    10 52 15.2 +33 55 27   3.9138  4.8266   154.9     5.0  18.8
    ...
    2015 02 23    10 48 11.9 +34 24 35   3.9610  4.8757   155.0     4.9  18.9
    ...
    2015 03 01    10 45 05.9 +34 41 13   4.0082  4.9127   153.2     5.2  18.9
    2015 03 02    10 44 35.1 +34 43 31   4.0170  4.9189   152.7     5.3  18.9
    2015 03 03    10 44 04.5 +34 45 41   4.0261  4.9250   152.3     5.4  18.9
    ...
    2015 03 09    10 41 05.1 +34 55 52   4.0862  4.9623   148.8     5.9  19.0
    ...
    2015 03 17    10 37 24.5 +35 01 45   4.1807  5.0121   143.1     6.8  19.1
    ...
    2015 04 01    10 32 03.5 +34 49 57   4.3976  5.1063   130.8     8.5  19.3
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2015 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2015-E09
    

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