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  • MPEC 1997-J06 : COMET C/1996 Q2 (SOHO)

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    M.P.E.C. 1997-J06                                Issued 1997 May 10, 17:03 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
       on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
    
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                     URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ps/mpc.html
    
                                COMET C/1996 Q2 (SOHO)
    
    Observations:
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 20.93331 09 34 51.3  +10 17 20                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 20.93331 2 -0.00575004 -0.00642806 -0.00330312        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 20.98628 09 35 42.4  +10 19 32                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 20.98628 2 -0.00575881 -0.00641687 -0.00329967        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.07309 09 37 12.6  +10 23 44                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.07309 2 -0.00577304 -0.00639866 -0.00329406        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.15990 09 38 43.9  +10 28 44                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.15990 2 -0.00578615 -0.00638183 -0.00328885        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.20852 09 39 36.3  +10 31 01                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.20852 2 -0.00579379 -0.00637199 -0.00328581        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.36030 09 42 27.8  +10 39 21                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.36030 2 -0.00581775 -0.00634101 -0.00327620        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.42295 09 43 41.1  +10 43 16                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.42295 2 -0.00582753 -0.00632830 -0.00327224        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.48531 09 44 57.2  +10 47 09                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.48531 2 -0.00583731 -0.00631558 -0.00326828        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.52698 09 45 49.8  +10 49 14                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.52698 2 -0.00584381 -0.00630709 -0.00326564        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.56654 09 46 38.3  +10 52 01                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.56654 2 -0.00585032 -0.00629859 -0.00326298        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.61031 09 47 36.4  +10 54 44                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.61031 2 -0.00585681 -0.00629009 -0.00326033        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.65260 09 48 32.3  +10 57 41                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.65260 2 -0.00586330 -0.00628158 -0.00325767        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.87029 09 53 53.8  +11 13 32                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.87029 2 -0.00589676 -0.00623748 -0.00324384        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.95071 09 56 12.4  +11 20 10                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.95071 2 -0.00590967 -0.00622035 -0.00323845        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 21.99360 09 57 35.2  +11 24 48                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 21.99360 2 -0.00591612 -0.00621178 -0.00323575        249
        CJ96Q020  S1996 08 22.08416 10 01 03.5  +11 32 25                        249
        CJ96Q020  s1996 08 22.08416 2 -0.00593008 -0.00619318 -0.00322989        249
    
    Observer details:
    249 SOHO.  SOHO-LASCO coronagraph C3.  Comet detection by
        S. Stezelberger.  Solar separations and position angles communicated
        by C. St. Cyr, reduced to sohocentric J2000.0 R.A. and Decl. by
        G. V. Williams.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/1996 Q2 (SOHO)
    T 1996 Aug. 22.13428 TT                                 Marsden
    q   0.0046014            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.   47.04646     +0.18174301     -0.90255453
                       Node   321.66763     -0.98032402     -0.13520168
    e   1.0            Incl.  140.99753     +0.07703443     +0.40879803
    From 15 observations 1996 Aug. 20-21.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1997 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1997-J06
    

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