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                                                  Circular No. 6127
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
IAUSUBS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or FAX 617-495-7231 (subscriptions)
Phone 617-495-7244/7440/7444     TWX 710-320-6842 ASTROGRAM CAM
MARSDEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or GREEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU (science)


COMET P/1995 A1 (JEDICKE)
     Further precise positions have been reported as follows:

     1995 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Jan. 22.45209    7 48 05.12   +21 20 27.8          Gehrels
          22.46042    7 48 04.84   +21 20 29.5            "
          23.15918    7 47 41.00   +21 23 22.5   19.5     "
          23.45618    7 47 30.53   +21 24 36.3   18.6     "
          24.31400    7 47 01.52   +21 28 08.0          Balam
          24.32691    7 47 01.15   +21 28 10.6            "

T. Gehrels (Kitt Peak).  0.9-m Spacewatch telescope.  Measurer J. V.
   Scotti.  On Jan. 23.46, m2 = 21.4, tail extending 2'.98 in p.a. 258
   deg from 12" coma.
D. D. Balam (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria).  1.82-m
   Plaskett telescope + CCD.

     Elliptical orbital elements from 14 observations Jan. 8-24:

     T = 1993 Mar. 20.160 TT          Peri. = 276.189
     e = 0.35018                      Node  = 115.991   2000.0
     q = 3.84246 AU                   Incl. =  23.283
       a =  5.91313 AU     n = 0.068545     P =  14.38 years

1995 TT     R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong. Phase      m1
Jan. 23     7 47.77    +21 22.7    4.037    5.014  172.4    1.5     18.5
     28     7 44.96    +21 43.0    4.064    5.027  166.6    2.6     18.6
Feb.  2     7 42.29    +22 02.6    4.099    5.040  160.8    3.7     18.6
      7     7 39.80    +22 21.1    4.142    5.053  155.1    4.7     18.6
     12     7 37.54    +22 38.7    4.191    5.067  149.5    5.7     18.7
     17     7 35.54    +22 55.0    4.247    5.080  144.0    6.6     18.7
     22     7 33.85    +23 10.2    4.310    5.093  138.5    7.4     18.7
     27     7 32.47    +23 24.2    4.378    5.106  133.1    8.1     18.8
Mar.  4     7 31.44    +23 36.8    4.451    5.119  127.8    8.8     18.8
      9     7 30.75    +23 48.3    4.529    5.133  122.6    9.4     18.9
     14     7 30.43    +23 58.5    4.610    5.146  117.5    9.9     18.9
     19     7 30.47    +24 07.5    4.695    5.159  112.6   10.3     19.0
     24     7 30.86    +24 15.4    4.782    5.172  107.7   10.6     19.0
     29     7 31.59    +24 22.2    4.871    5.185  102.9   10.8     19.1
Apr.  3     7 32.65    +24 27.8    4.962    5.199   98.1   11.0     19.1


1995 January 24                (6127)              Brian G. Marsden

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