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    M.P.E.C. 2016-C22                                Issued 2016 Feb. 3, 20:06 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/2016 B1 (NEOWISE)
    
    Observations:
        CK16B010 3C2016 01 22.31615 12 25 31.17 -47 06 33.3          19.5 TqEC022W88
        CK16B010 3C2016 01 22.34743 12 25 31.82 -47 06 43.7          19.7 TqEC022W88
        CK16B010 KC2016 02 02.59480 12 28 05.19 -48 05 46.9          19.9 NtEC022474
        CK16B010 KC2016 02 02.59691 12 28 05.21 -48 05 47.5          19.9 NtEC022474
        CK16B010 KC2016 02 02.59903 12 28 05.26 -48 05 48.1          19.2 NtEC022474
        CK16B010 KC2016 02 02.60114 12 28 05.25 -48 05 48.8          18.9 NtEC022474
    
    Observer details:
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observers A. C. Gilmore,
        P. M. Kilmartin.  Measurer P. M. Kilmartin.  1.0-m f/7.7 reflector + CCD.
    W88 Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa.  Observers B. Lutkenhoner,
        J. Tuten.  Measurer B. Lutkenhoner.  0.35-m f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2016 B1 (NEOWISE)
    T 2016 Dec. 4.74996 TT                                  MPCW
    q   3.2290751            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.    8.01704     -0.53626400     +0.58471686
                       Node   232.22430     -0.81082922     -0.55721377
    e   1.0            Incl.   50.36411     -0.23447154     +0.58959224
    From 30 observations 2016 Jan. 17-Feb. 2.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2016 B1 (NEOWISE)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2016 01 04    12 17 04.5 -45 07 39   4.5400  4.4832    80.5    12.5  19.3
    ...
    2016 01 19    12 24 21.6 -46 46 47   4.2749  4.3928    90.4    12.9  19.1
    ...
    2016 01 27    12 26 50.8 -47 32 45   4.1336  4.3452    95.8    13.0  19.0
    ...
    2016 02 02    12 28 00.3 -48 03 00   4.0287  4.3099   100.0    13.0  18.9
    2016 02 03    12 28 08.2 -48 07 38   4.0114  4.3040   100.7    13.0  18.9
    2016 02 04    12 28 15.1 -48 12 09   3.9941  4.2981   101.3    13.0  18.8
    ...
    2016 02 10    12 28 33.1 -48 36 21   3.8915  4.2632   105.5    12.9  18.7
    ...
    2016 02 18    12 27 56.5 -48 59 59   3.7588  4.2170   111.1    12.6  18.6
    ...
    2016 03 04    12 23 52.4 -49 11 34   3.5277  4.1320   121.4    11.8  18.4
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2016 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2016-C22
    

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