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    M.P.E.C. 1996-R07                                Issued 1996 Sept. 12, 01:03 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.
    
                 BMARSDEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or GWILLIAMS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
    
                            COMET P/1996 N2 (ELST-PIZARRO)
    
    Observations:
        PJ96N020 FA1985 09 15.55139 22 59 33.20 -06 42 50.7          19   N      413
        PJ96N020 FA1985 09 15.60347 22 59 30.58 -06 43 08.7                      413
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.09572 21 33 20.09 -13 54 53.1          19.3 T      763
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.10130 21 33 19.89 -13 54 54.9                      817
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.10581 21 33 19.69 -13 54 56.2                      817
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.13350 21 33 18.48 -13 55 03.8          18.3 T      763
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.14089 21 33 17.96 -13 55 06.4          18.3 T      763
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.37606 21 33 08.14 -13 56 02.9                      658
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.38023 21 33 07.93 -13 56 03.7                      658
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 25.38333 21 33 07.80 -13 56 04.6                      658
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 26.28133 21 32 30.22 -13 59 41.1          18.0 T      763
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 30.94639 21 29 24.51 -14 17 42.2                      046
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 30.94861 21 29 24.44 -14 17 42.7                      046
        PJ96N020  C1996 08 30.95977 21 29 24.00 -14 17 45.7                      046
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 02.52558 21 27 49.65 -14 26 58.4          17.5 T      360
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 02.52951 21 27 49.50 -14 26 59.2                      360
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 02.53385 21 27 49.36 -14 27 00.2                      360
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 07.88576 21 24 53.52 -14 44 24.1                      046
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 07.89410 21 24 53.31 -14 44 25.6                      046
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.12760 21 24 17.52 -14 48 01.4          19.0 T      709
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.14402 21 24 17.05 -14 48 04.2          19.0 T      709
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.15293 21 24 16.80 -14 48 05.8          19.1 T      709
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.16096 21 24 16.52 -14 48 07.3          18.9 T      709
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.87838 21 23 56.36 -14 50 10.3                      557
        PJ96N020  C1996 09 09.88192 21 23 56.26 -14 50 11.3                      557
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    413 Siding Spring.  Observer M. R. S. Hawkins.  Measurer R. H. McNaught.
        1.2-m U.K. Schmidt.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    658 Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.  Observer D. D. Balam.  1.82-m
        reflector + CCD.
    709 Cloudcroft.  Observer W. Offutt.  0.6-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    763 King City.  Observer R. Sandness.  0.35-m reflector + CCD.
    817 Sudbury.  Observer D. di Cicco.  0.41-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/1996 N2 = 1979 OW7 (Elst-Pizarro)
    Id. B. G. Marsden, R. H. McNaught (1985 observations)
    Epoch 1996 Apr. 27.0 TT = JDT 2450200.5
    T 1996 Apr. 18.34831 TT                                 Marsden
    q   2.6275630            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.17577563     Peri.  133.29480     +0.39979313     +0.91656910
    a   3.1561934      Node   160.26597     -0.84780816     +0.37315390
    e   0.1674899      Incl.    1.38424     -0.34840605     +0.14372628
    P   5.61
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    790724 413  0.5-  0.4-    960821 046  0.1+  0.1+    960824 658  0.6-  0.3-
    790725 675  0.4+  1.2+    960821 709  0.8+  0.3+    960824 658  0.1-  0.2-
    850915 413  2.7+  1.2+    960821 709  0.5+  0.1+    960824 422  1.1-  0.6-
    850915 413  2.5-  1.7-    960821 709  0.1-  0.0     960824 422 (3.7-  1.4-)
    960714 809  0.7+  1.1-    960821 709  0.1+  0.0     960824 422  0.1+  0.3-
    960714 809  0.1-  1.3-    960821 709  0.2+  0.1-    960825 763  1.3-  0.9+
    960714 809  0.6-  1.7-    960821 557  0.3+  0.3-    960825 817  0.2-  0.4+
    960716 809  0.9+  0.6+    960821 557  0.2+  0.0     960825 817  0.2-  0.2+
    960716 809  0.3+  0.3+    960822 046  0.3-  0.2-    960825 763  0.7-  0.5-
    960716 809  0.7-  0.4-    960822 046  0.1+  0.3-    960825 763 (3.6-  1.3-)
    960808 809  0.2+  0.2+    960822 046  0.1+  0.2-    960825 658  0.3+  0.2-
    960808 809  0.1+  0.1-    960822 587  0.2-  0.3-    960825 658  0.1-  0.0
    960808 809  0.6-  0.2+    960822 557  0.0   0.2-    960825 658  0.1-  0.1-
    960808 010  1.2+  1.5+    960822 557  0.1-  0.2-    960826 763  0.3-  0.7+
    960808 010 (0.9+  2.5+)   960822 587  0.5-  0.6-    960830 046  0.4-  0.4+
    960809 010 (2.6-  1.4+)   960822 587  0.8-  0.6-    960830 046  0.2-  0.4+
    960809 809  1.1+  0.5+    960823 817  0.5-  0.0     960830 046  0.2-  0.1-
    960809 809  0.6+  1.2+    960823 817  0.4+  0.4-    960902 360  0.5-  0.3-
    960809 809  0.1-  0.6+    960823 817  0.9+  0.2-    960902 360  0.5-  0.3-
    960817 010  0.8-  1.8-    960823 817  0.2-  0.2+    960902 360  0.2-  0.3-
    960817 010  0.6+  0.3-    960823 046  0.0   0.3+    960907 046  0.2-  0.1+
    960817 010  0.3-  1.0+    960823 046  0.8+  0.3+    960907 046  0.5+  0.1+
    960820 012 (2.4-  1.2-)Y  960823 046  0.7+  0.2+    960909 709  0.3+  0.5+
    960820 046  0.3+  0.1-    960823 046  0.4+  0.2+    960909 709  0.7+  0.6+
    960820 046  0.4+  0.2-    960823 587  0.8-  0.3-    960909 709  0.9+  0.5+
    960820 046  0.6+  0.2+    960823 587  0.7-  0.2+    960909 709  0.3+  0.4+
    960820 046  0.3+  0.0     960823 587  0.8-  0.5+    960909 557  0.1-  0.2+
    960821 046  0.2+  0.2+    960823 587  0.6-  0.0     960909 557  0.1-  0.2-
    960821 046  0.0   0.1+    960824 658  0.0   0.2-
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/1996 N2 (Elst-Pizarro)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     m2
    1996 09 04    21 26.97   -14 32.0    1.734    2.694   157.7     8.2    18.9
    1996 09 14    21 22.23   -15 00.7    1.806    2.703   146.7    11.8    19.2
    1996 09 24    21 19.72   -15 18.5    1.898    2.714   136.3    14.8    19.4
    1996 10 04    21 19.62   -15 24.6    2.009    2.724   126.4    17.2    19.6
    1996 10 14    21 21.93   -15 19.1    2.133    2.735   117.1    18.9    19.8
    1996 10 24    21 26.48   -15 02.2    2.267    2.747   108.3    20.1    20.0
    1996 11 03    21 33.02   -14 34.8    2.408    2.759   100.0    20.7    20.1
    1996 11 13    21 41.25   -13 57.6    2.554    2.771    92.0    20.9    20.3
    1996 11 23    21 50.93   -13 11.2    2.701    2.784    84.4    20.7    20.4
    1996 12 03    22 01.78   -12 16.4    2.848    2.797    77.1    20.1    20.5
    1996 12 13    22 13.58   -11 14.1    2.991    2.811    70.0    19.2    20.6
    1996 12 23    22 26.15   -10 05.0    3.130    2.825    63.1    18.1    20.7
    1997 01 02    22 39.31   -08 49.8    3.263    2.839    56.4    16.8    20.7
    1997 01 12    22 52.93   -07 29.5    3.387    2.853    49.8    15.3    20.8
    1997 01 22    23 06.90   -06 04.9    3.503    2.868    43.4    13.6    20.8
    1997 02 01    23 21.13   -04 36.9    3.608    2.883    37.1    11.9    20.8
    1997 02 11    23 35.55   -03 06.2    3.702    2.899    30.8    10.0    20.8
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1996 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1996-R07
    

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