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    M.P.E.C. 2024-B170                             Issued 2024 January 31, 08:31 UT
    
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                     COMET P/2014 A3 = P/2023 X6 (PANSTARRS)                 
    
         Comet P/2014 A3 = P/2023 X6 (PANSTARRS) has been recovered in incidental
    astrometry reported by Pan-STARRS 1 (F51) from images taken on 2023 Dec. 9 UT,
    2024 Jan. 7 UT, and 2024 Jan. 20 UT.
    
    Observations:
        PK23X060* C2023 12 09.52995708 54 00.754+01 08 34.48         21.55wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2023 12 09.54708008 54 00.660+01 08 29.87         21.45wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2023 12 09.56264108 54 00.566+01 08 25.66         21.33wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 07.52833308 44 42.643-00 12 45.32         21.08wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 07.53972108 44 42.259-00 12 46.41         21.04wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 07.55111208 44 41.883-00 12 46.73         21.00wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 20.44847808 37 07.260-00 13 12.68         21.11wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 20.46387408 37 06.667-00 13 11.82         21.10wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 20.47627808 37 06.193-00 13 11.19         20.96wXEB170F51
        PK23X060  C2024 01 20.48869008 37 05.704-00 13 10.63         21.02wXEB170F51
    
    Observer details:
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers J. Herman, T. Lowe, P. Minguez, A.
        Schultz, I. Smith.  Measurers K. Chambers, T. de Boer, J. Fairlamb, H.
        Gao, M. Huber, C.-C. Lin, E. Magnier, Y. Ramanjooloo, R. Wainscoat, R.
        Weryk.  1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2014 A3 (PANSTARRS)                                                       
    Epoch 2023 Sept. 13.0 TT = JDT 2460200.5                                        
    T 2023 Apr. 22.63319 TT                                 Rudenko                 
    q   3.4721727            (2000.0)            P               Q                  
    n   0.09967599     Peri.  214.20207     +0.11368703     -0.97677926             
    a   4.6069023      Node   229.97764     +0.95631484     +0.15713604             
    e   0.2463108      Incl.   13.71756     +0.26932727     -0.14563838             
    P   9.89                                                                        
    From 66 observations 2014 Jan. 9-2024 Jan. 20, mean residual 0".4.              
                                                                                    
    Ephemeris:
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2024 01 01    08 47 55.2 -00 03 42   2.8316  3.6544   141.7     9.6  19.9
    ...
    2024 01 16    08 39 52.2 -00 15 38   2.7594  3.6751   155.1     6.5  19.9
    ...
    2024 01 24    08 34 52.3 -00 09 22   2.7456  3.6865   160.1     5.2  19.9
    ...
    2024 01 30    08 31 02.5 +00 00 38   2.7473  3.6952   161.7     4.8  19.9
    2024 01 31    08 30 24.4 +00 02 42   2.7486  3.6967   161.7     4.8  19.9
    2024 02 01    08 29 46.4 +00 04 54   2.7501  3.6982   161.6     4.8  19.9
    ...
    2024 02 07    08 26 04.2 +00 20 13   2.7657  3.7071   159.9     5.3  19.9
    ...
    2024 02 15    08 21 32.4 +00 45 38   2.8023  3.7191   154.7     6.5  19.9
    ...
    2024 03 01    08 15 07.6 +01 42 46   2.9164  3.7424   141.4     9.5  20.1
    
    M. P. C. Staff               (C) Copyright 2024 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2024-B170
    


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