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    M.P.E.C. 2013-P42                                Issued 2013 Aug. 7, 17:44 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
                URL https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET C/2013 P2 (PANSTARRS)
    
    Observations:
        CK13P020  C2013 07 26.51919 21 02 49.163+39 06 33.09         19.5 TLEP042F51
        CK13P020  C2013 07 26.53014 21 02 47.352+39 06 37.07         19.7 TLEP042F51
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.37493 20 37 27.246+39 40 33.54         20.3 TLEP042F51
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.38712 20 37 25.062+39 40 34.62         20.5 TLEP042F51
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.40919 20 37 21.108+39 40 36.61         19.8 TLEP042F51
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.87618 20 35 58.15 +39 41 11.8          19.3 TvEP042461
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.88001 20 35 57.47 +39 41 12.0          19.5 TvEP042461
        CK13P020  C2013 08 04.88385 20 35 56.77 +39 41 12.1          19.4 TvEP042461
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.88479 20 35 56.65 +39 41 12.0          19.5 TuEP042B04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.88856 20 35 55.95 +39 41 12.1          19.3 TuEP042B04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.89233 20 35 55.27 +39 41 12.3          19.8 TuEP042B04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.95094 20 35 44.80 +39 41 16.4          19.5 TqEP042104
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.95424 20 35 44.19 +39 41 16.7          19.4 TqEP042104
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.95792 20 35 43.52 +39 41 16.8          19.2 TqEP042104
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.96491 20 35 42.31 +39 41 17.3          19.8 TtEP042595
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.97674 20 35 40.19 +39 41 18.5                qEP042204
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.97940 20 35 39.74 +39 41 18.2          19.9 TtEP042595
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 04.99353 20 35 37.17 +39 41 19.4          19.6 TqEP042204
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.01027 20 35 34.18 +39 41 20.5                qEP042204
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.13506720 35 12.13 +39 41 28.4          19.7 TrEP042H21
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.15363120 35 08.81 +39 41 29.9          19.6 TrEP042H21
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.16041420 35 07.59 +39 41 30.2          19.7 TrEP042H21
        CK13P020 |C2013 08 05.25226 20 34 51.19 +39 41 36.6                 EP042H06
        CK13P020 |C2013 08 05.25426 20 34 50.83 +39 41 36.0                 EP042H06
        CK13P020 |C2013 08 05.25627 20 34 50.52 +39 41 35.8          20.1 T EP042H06
        CK13P020  C2013 08 05.88357 20 32 58.57 +39 42 04.6          19.4 TvEP042461
        CK13P020  C2013 08 05.88740 20 32 57.89 +39 42 04.8          19.3 TvEP042461
        CK13P020  C2013 08 05.89122 20 32 57.18 +39 42 05.0          19.4 TvEP042461
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.93993 20 32 48.50 +39 42 05.8                qEP042J95
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.94243 20 32 48.08 +39 42 06.2                qEP042J95
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.94510 20 32 47.58 +39 42 06.2          19.6 TqEP042J95
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.96836 20 32 43.38 +39 42 08.2          19.2 TqEP042203
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.97004 20 32 43.15 +39 42 08.1          19.0 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.97143 20 32 42.90 +39 42 08.2          18.9 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.97281 20 32 42.66 +39 42 08.2          18.8 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 05.98570 20 32 40.23 +39 42 08.7          19.3 TqEP042203
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.00338 20 32 37.06 +39 42 08.4          19.0 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.01300 20 32 35.35 +39 42 08.6          18.9 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.02260 20 32 33.66 +39 42 08.6          18.8 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 !C2013 08 06.16635 20 32 08.16 +39 42 12.9          18.1 TtEP042673
        CK13P020 !C2013 08 06.16870 20 32 07.72 +39 42 13.5          18.0 TtEP042673
        CK13P020 !C2013 08 06.17108 20 32 07.35 +39 42 13.7          18.1 TtEP042673
        CK13P020 !C2013 08 06.17329 20 32 06.92 +39 42 13.6          18.2 TtEP042673
        CK13P020 !C2013 08 06.17628 20 32 06.38 +39 42 13.4          18.4 TtEP042673
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.27339720 31 48.84 +39 42 16.5          19.9 TqEP042V37
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.27801620 31 48.01 +39 42 16.6          19.9 TqEP042V37
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.28262220 31 47.18 +39 42 16.7          20.0 TqEP042V37
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.28722420 31 46.34 +39 42 16.8          20.0 TqEP042V37
        CK13P020 %C2013 08 06.31268 20 31 41.76 +39 42 17.2          19.2 TuEP042H06
        CK13P020 %C2013 08 06.32205 20 31 40.07 +39 42 17.4          19.6 TuEP042H06
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.88991 20 29 58.65 +39 42 22.9          18.8 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.89129 20 29 58.42 +39 42 23.0          18.8 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.89268 20 29 58.18 +39 42 22.9          18.9 TtEP042J04
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.91225 20 29 54.53 +39 42 22.2          19.0 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.91955 20 29 53.21 +39 42 22.4          19.2 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 06.94072 20 29 49.44 +39 42 22.6          18.9 TqEP042J84
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 07.22948020 28 57.61 +39 42 21.5          19.6 TrEP042H21
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 07.23477820 28 56.63 +39 42 21.5          19.7 TrEP042H21
        CK13P020 KC2013 08 07.23933720 28 55.82 +39 42 21.3          19.7 TrEP042H21
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observer P. Bacci.  Measurers P. Bacci, L. Tesi,
        G. Fagioli.  0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    203 GiaGa Observatory.  Observers S. Foglia, G. Galli.  Measurer G. Galli.
        0.28-m f/6.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.60-m f/4.64 reflector
        + CCD.
    461 University of Szeged, Piszkesteto Stn. (Konkoly).  Observer K. Sarneczky.
        0.60-m Schmidt + CCD.
    595 Farra d'Isonzo.  Observer E. Pettarin.  0.61-m f/4.0 reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Pittichova.
    B04 OAVdA, Saint-Barthelemy.  Observer A. Carbognani.  0.81-m f/7.9 reflector
        + CCD.
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers N. Primak, A. Schultz, T. Goggia,
        M. Willman.  Measurer PS1 Science Consortium.  1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien
        + CCD.
    H06 iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill.  Observers H. Sato, E. Guido, N. Howes.
        0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer.
    H21 Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurers S. Foglia, L. Buzzi, H. Devore, A. Kostin, T. Linder, T. Lister,
        T. Lister. T.  0.61-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    J04 ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife.  Observer D. Abreu.  Measurers
        D. Koschny, A. Knoefel, M. Busch, E. Schwab.  1.0-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.
    J84 South Observatory, Clanfield.  Observer D. Briggs.  0.61-m f/4.75
        reflector + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    V37 McDonald Observatory-LCOGT ELP.  Observer T. Lister.  1.0-m f/8
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2013 P2 (PANSTARRS)
    T 2014 Feb. 17.50872 TT                                 MPC
    q   2.8292255            (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  105.19720     -0.24193360     -0.96985744
                       Node     2.04707     -0.83534244     +0.19295302
    e   1.0            Incl.  125.54782     +0.49363056     -0.14881425
    From 59 observations 2013 July 26-Aug. 7.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2013 P2 (PANSTARRS)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2013 07 08    21 46 47.5 +36 06 20   3.1267  3.6106   110.5    15.3  19.6
    ...
    2013 07 23    21 12 15.8 +38 42 11   2.9117  3.5227   119.4    14.6  19.3
    ...
    2013 07 31    20 50 13.5 +39 28 55   2.8291  3.4772   122.2    14.3  19.2
    ...
    2013 08 06    20 32 37.9 +39 42 09   2.7837  3.4437   123.1    14.3  19.1
    2013 08 07    20 29 38.9 +39 42 23   2.7776  3.4382   123.1    14.3  19.1
    2013 08 08    20 26 39.4 +39 42 03   2.7719  3.4326   123.1    14.3  19.1
    ...
    2013 08 14    20 08 41.4 +39 27 57   2.7463  3.3999   122.5    14.6  19.0
    ...
    2013 08 22    19 45 22.9 +38 38 08   2.7349  3.3572   120.0    15.1  18.9
    ...
    2013 09 06    19 07 03.2 +35 47 18   2.7784  3.2803   111.2    16.6  18.9
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2013 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2013-P42
    

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