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    M.P.E.C. 2007-Q44                                Issued 2007 Aug. 30, 21:13 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 http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                            COMET C/2007 Q3 (SIDING SPRING)
    
    Observations:
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.76023 03 28 35.22 -46 39 40.7          17.8 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.76560 03 28 35.22 -46 39 42.6          17.9 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.77106 03 28 35.32 -46 39 45.8          17.7 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.77649 03 28 35.47 -46 39 48.6          17.4 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.78963 03 28 35.54 -46 39 53.6          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79050 03 28 35.58 -46 39 54.0          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79138 03 28 35.54 -46 39 54.3          17.5 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79229 03 28 35.54 -46 39 54.8          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79319 03 28 35.58 -46 39 55.1          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79519 03 28 35.54 -46 39 55.6          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79611 03 28 35.58 -46 39 56.1          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79700 03 28 35.50 -46 39 57.1          17.8 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79793 03 28 35.54 -46 39 57.6          17.7 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.79883 03 28 35.58 -46 39 57.2          17.6 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.81077 03 28 35.60 -46 40 03.3          17.7 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.81164 03 28 35.59 -46 40 03.5          17.8 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.81256 03 28 35.62 -46 40 04.2          17.8 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.81344 03 28 35.62 -46 40 04.4          17.8 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 25.81436 03 28 35.64 -46 40 04.8          17.9 N EQ044E12
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 27.41580 03 28 49.30 -46 51 45.2          18.7 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 27.43504 03 28 49.44 -46 51 54.3          18.0 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 27.45570 03 28 49.59 -46 52 03.6          18.2 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.59329 03 29 04.78 -47 07 43.9          17.7 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.59827 03 29 04.69 -47 07 46.0          17.7 N EQ044F84
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.61057 03 29 04.77 -47 07 51.7          18.1 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.61272 03 29 04.74 -47 07 52.5          17.7 N EQ044F84
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.62725 03 29 04.87 -47 07 59.4          17.3 N EQ044F84
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 29.63053 03 29 04.77 -47 08 00.5          17.9 N EQ044F85
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 30.75478 03 29 11.58 -47 16 16.6          18   T EQ044413
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 30.76175 03 29 11.59 -47 16 19.8                 EQ044413
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 30.76873 03 29 11.61 -47 16 22.9                 EQ044413
        CK07Q030  C2007 08 30.77649 03 29 11.69 -47 16 25.7                 EQ044413
    
    Observer details:
    413 Siding Spring.  Observers K. Sarneczky, L. Kiss.  Measurer K. Sarneczky.
        1.02-m reflector + CCD.
    E12 Siding Spring Survey.  Observer D. M. Burton.  0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt + CCD.
    F84 Hibiscus Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer N. Teamo.  Measurer J. C. Pelle.
        0.35-m f/2.0 Schmidt + CCD.
    F85 Tiki Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer N. Teamo.  Measurers J. C. Pelle,
        N. Teamo.  0.41-m f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring)
    T 2009 Oct. 19.198 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.31933              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.    0.675       -0.877508       -0.184257
                       Node   151.078       +0.435587       -0.692446
    e   1.0            Incl.   66.275       +0.200609       +0.697544
    From 32 observations 2007 Aug. 25-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2007 08 28    03 28.89   -46 56.0    7.340    7.692   106.7     7.2  17.7
    2007 09 07    03 29.54   -48 09.8    7.218    7.619   109.8     7.2  17.6
    2007 09 17    03 28.92   -49 23.0    7.108    7.545   112.2     7.1  17.5
    2007 09 27    03 26.98   -50 33.0    7.012    7.471   113.7     7.1  17.5
    2007 10 07    03 23.72   -51 36.8    6.930    7.397   114.3     7.1  17.4
    2007 10 17    03 19.24   -52 31.8    6.863    7.323   113.9     7.2  17.3
    2007 10 27    03 13.72   -53 15.2    6.810    7.249   112.5     7.3  17.3
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2007 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2007-Q44
    

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