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    M.P.E.C. 2015-V60                                Issued 2015 Nov. 6, 12:54 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
                URL https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET C/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK15V030  C2015 11 02.27229 23 37 01.081-06 09 13.22         21.8 TLEV060F51
        CK15V030  C2015 11 02.28344 23 37 00.368-06 09 08.95         21.7 TLEV060F51
        CK15V030  C2015 11 02.29462 23 36 59.736-06 09 03.98         21.4 TLEV060F51
        CK15V030  C2015 11 02.30579 23 36 59.074-06 08 59.34         21.5 TLEV060F51
        CK15V030 KC2015 11 04.09163523 35 15.94 -05 56 18.0          21.0 TuEV060H21
        CK15V030 KC2015 11 04.10073623 35 15.43 -05 56 14.1          21.4 TuEV060H21
        CK15V030 KC2015 11 04.11002123 35 14.89 -05 56 09.5          21.4 TuEV060H21
        CK15V030 |C2015 11 05.09091 23 34 19.88 -05 49 05.1          21.5 TuEV060807
        CK15V030 |C2015 11 05.09813 23 34 19.49 -05 49 02.1          21.6 TuEV060807
        CK15V030 |C2015 11 05.10515 23 34 19.11 -05 48 59.0          21.5 TuEV060807
        CK15V030  C2015 11 05.17726 23 34 15.13 -05 48 30.4          20.2 ToEV060926
        CK15V030  C2015 11 05.20733 23 34 13.42 -05 48 16.9          19.8 ToEV060926
        CK15V030 _C2015 11 05.23606123 34 11.922-05 48 04.50         20.9 TtEV060568
        CK15V030 _C2015 11 05.23737123 34 11.848-05 48 03.81         20.8 TtEV060568
        CK15V030 _C2015 11 05.23871423 34 11.773-05 48 03.36         20.9 TtEV060568
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.12831 23 33 23.12 -05 41 37.9          21.2 ToEV060926
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.13553 23 33 22.67 -05 41 34.5          20.5 ToEV060926
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.14126323 33 22.37 -05 41 31.9          20.6 TtEV060H01
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.14275 23 33 22.25 -05 41 31.7          21.5 ToEV060926
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.15126923 33 21.86 -05 41 28.4          20.5 TtEV060H01
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.16099523 33 21.28 -05 41 23.7          20.4 TtEV060H01
        CK15V030  C2015 11 06.17536423 33 20.48 -05 41 17.4          20.8 TtEV060H01
        CK15V030 1C2015 11 06.44474 23 33 06.00 -05 39 17.1                vEV060Q62
        CK15V030 1C2015 11 06.45205 23 33 05.61 -05 39 14.1          20.0 TvEV060Q62
    
    Observer details:
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers R. J. Wainscoat, C. Wipper.  Measurers M. Micheli,
        R. J. Wainscoat.  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers T. Linder, R. Holmes.  0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph
        + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers M. Schwartz, P. R. Holvorcem.  Measurer
        M. Schwartz.  0.81-m f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    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.
    H01 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro.  Observers W. H. Ryan, E. V. Ryan.
        Measurer W. H. Ryan.  2.4-m f/8.9 reflector + CCD.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers S. Foglia, L. Buzzi, T. Linder, R. Holmes.  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/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2015 Nov. 1.00460 TT                                  MPCW
    q   4.2449003            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  357.01404     +0.99795443     +0.04970174
                       Node     2.30831     +0.05480151     -0.34120809
    e   1.0            Incl.   86.65439     -0.03292025     +0.93867288
    From 24 observations 2015 Nov. 2-6.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2015 V3 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2015 10 07    00 08 44.6 -08 53 18   3.2849  4.2500   162.8     4.0  20.9
    ...
    2015 10 22    23 49 18.2 -07 25 18   3.3831  4.2457   146.1     7.5  20.9
    ...
    2015 10 30    23 40 20.2 -06 32 03   3.4669  4.2449   136.7     9.2  21.0
    ...
    2015 11 05    23 34 25.0 -05 49 46   3.5420  4.2450   129.7    10.3  21.0
    2015 11 06    23 33 30.1 -05 42 32   3.5554  4.2451   128.6    10.5  21.0
    2015 11 07    23 32 36.4 -05 35 16   3.5691  4.2452   127.4    10.7  21.0
    ...
    2015 11 13    23 27 41.0 -04 50 46   3.6559  4.2461   120.6    11.6  21.1
    ...
    2015 11 21    23 22 18.7 -03 49 14   3.7823  4.2482   111.7    12.5  21.2
    ...
    2015 12 06    23 15 45.7 -01 48 31   4.0407  4.2549    95.8    13.3  21.3
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2015 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2015-V60
    

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