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    M.P.E.C. 2016-E132                               Issued 2016 Mar. 12, 20:40 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 P/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        PK15B010  C2016 03 04.53123 12 59 28.403-14 31 29.13         22.0 TLEE132F51
        PK15B010  C2016 03 04.54361 12 59 28.142-14 31 29.66         22.2 TLEE132F51
        PK15B010  C2016 03 04.55589 12 59 27.911-14 31 29.86         21.8 TLEE132F51
        PK15B010  C2016 03 04.56825 12 59 27.682-14 31 30.27         21.7 TLEE132F51
    
    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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
    Epoch 2015 Sept. 15.0 TT = JDT 2457280.5
    T 2015 Sept. 21.59863 TT                                MPCW
    q   5.9750727            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.03288461     Peri.  188.41853     -0.99868797     +0.03658897
    a   9.6488215      Node   353.35583     -0.00381842     -0.75089026
    e   0.3807458      Incl.   18.03806     -0.05106628     -0.65941267
    P  29.97
    From 90 observations 2014 Nov. 30-2016 Mar. 4, mean residual 0".3.
    
        P/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
    Epoch 2016 Jan. 13.0 TT = JDT 2457400.5
    T 2015 Sept. 22.40802 TT                                MPCW
    q   5.9752204            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.03297942     Peri.  188.48282     -0.99864520     +0.03774263
    a   9.6303191      Node   353.35772     -0.00468644     -0.75085257
    e   0.3795408      Incl.   18.04085     -0.05182463     -0.65939056
    P  29.89
    From 90 observations 2014 Nov. 30-2016 Mar. 4, mean residual 0".3.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2016 02 11    13 04 32.0 -14 01 25   5.4386  6.0066   121.0     8.1  20.0
    ...
    2016 02 26    13 01 41.8 -14 25 06   5.2583  6.0135   136.4     6.5  19.9
    ...
    2016 03 05    12 59 19.2 -14 31 45   5.1811  6.0175   144.6     5.5  19.9
    ...
    2016 03 11    12 57 12.3 -14 34 03   5.1335  6.0206   150.8     4.6  19.8
    2016 03 12    12 56 49.7 -14 34 13   5.1265  6.0211   151.9     4.5  19.8
    2016 03 13    12 56 26.8 -14 34 20   5.1198  6.0217   152.9     4.3  19.8
    ...
    2016 03 19    12 54 02.3 -14 33 46   5.0851  6.0249   159.0     3.4  19.8
    ...
    2016 03 27    12 50 36.0 -14 30 04   5.0550  6.0294   166.4     2.2  19.8
    ...
    2016 04 11    12 43 55.2 -14 15 57   5.0500  6.0384   169.6     1.7  19.8
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2016 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2016-E132
    

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