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    M.P.E.C. 2015-Q22                                Issued 2015 Aug. 19, 03:02 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
        on behalf of Division F 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/2015 LC2 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK15L02C 1C2015 07 05.37757 13 51 54.27 -25 13 30.3                vEQ022Q62
        CK15L02C 1C2015 07 05.38026 13 51 54.26 -25 13 28.7                vEQ022Q62
        CK15L02C 1C2015 07 05.38295 13 51 54.28 -25 13 27.6          18.5 TvEQ022Q62
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.25417 13 57 28.612-20 30 09.92         19.8 TLEQ022F51
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.25953 13 57 28.734-20 30 07.82         19.7 TLEQ022F51
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.26486 13 57 28.816-20 30 06.37         19.8 TLEQ022F51
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.26552 13 57 28.826-20 30 06.20         19.7 TLEQ022F51
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.27029 13 57 28.934-20 30 04.17         19.8 TLEQ022F51
        CK15L02C  C2015 08 12.27094 13 57 28.956-20 30 04.02         19.7 TLEQ022F51
    
    Observer details:
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers B. Gibson, T. Goggia, N. Primak,
        A. Schultz, M. Willman.  Measurers K. Chambers, S. Chastel, L. Denneau,
        H. Flewelling, M. Huber, E. Lilly, E. Magnier, R. Wainscoat, C. Waters,
        R. Weryk.  1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien + 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/2015 LC2 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2015 May 3.15399 TT                                   MPCW
    q   5.8901868            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  341.97889     -0.67521338     -0.26643921
                       Node   223.57134     -0.49182622     -0.53232055
    e   1.0            Incl.   93.70001     -0.54972162     +0.80352037
    From 40 observations 2015 June 7-Aug. 12.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2015 LC2 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2015 07 20    13 52 16.8 -23 06 45   5.6992  5.9159    97.4     9.8  19.5
    ...
    2015 08 04    13 55 03.7 -21 19 41   5.9603  5.9268    83.2     9.8  19.6
    ...
    2015 08 12    13 57 23.7 -20 31 35   6.0993  5.9333    75.8     9.5  19.7
    ...
    2015 08 18    13 59 29.4 -19 59 18   6.2015  5.9386    70.4     9.2  19.7
    2015 08 19    13 59 51.9 -19 54 13   6.2183  5.9395    69.5     9.2  19.7
    2015 08 20    14 00 14.9 -19 49 13   6.2350  5.9404    68.6     9.1  19.7
    ...
    2015 08 26    14 02 41.6 -19 20 54   6.3333  5.9460    63.2     8.7  19.8
    ...
    2015 09 03    14 06 18.5 -18 47 15   6.4581  5.9540    56.1     8.1  19.8
    ...
    2015 09 18    14 14 01.4 -17 54 57   6.6673  5.9704    42.9     6.6  19.9
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2015 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2015-Q22
    

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