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                                                  Circular No. 6303
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
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COMET C/1996 B2 (HYAKUTAKE)
     Further precise CCD positions have been reported as follows:

     1996 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Feb.  1.69999   14 32 49.33   -24 56 13.6          Garradd
           1.70887   14 32 49.77   -24 56 13.6            "
           1.71928   14 32 50.33   -24 56 18.2   11.3   Ikari
           1.72758   14 32 50.80   -24 56 18.2   11.4     "
           2.10476   14 33 08.70   -24 56 23.6          Tichy
           2.10781   14 33 08.89   -24 56 23.9            "
           2.20916   14 33 13.55   -24 56 24.6          Sarounova
           2.22522   14 33 14.29   -24 56 24.5            "
           2.68943   14 33 36.52   -24 56 27.0          Kojima
           2.71078   14 33 37.63   -24 56 28.1            "
           2.72826   14 33 38.28   -24 56 22.9          Garradd
           2.72956   14 33 38.34   -24 56 22.8            "
           2.73933   14 33 38.89   -24 56 27.0          Kobayashi
           2.74429   14 33 39.13   -24 56 27.2            "
           2.75343   14 33 39.56   -24 56 27.0   11.1   Ikari
           2.77142   14 33 40.39   -24 56 27.2   11.1     "
           3.72161   14 34 25.19   -24 56 24.8          Asami
           3.72933   14 34 25.62   -24 56 19.5          Garradd
           3.73095   14 34 25.70   -24 56 19.6            "
           3.73571   14 34 25.84   -24 56 24.8          Asami
           3.77569   14 34 27.66   -24 56 25.2          Kojima
           3.78652   14 34 28.18   -24 56 24.6            "

G. Garradd (Loomberah).  0.25-m f/4.1 reflector.
Y. Ikari (Ohtsu).  0.25-m f/6.3 reflector.  Communicated by S. Nakano.
M. Tichy (Klet).  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector.  Communicated by J. Ticha.
L. Sarounova (Ondrejov).  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector.
T. Kojima (Chiyoda).  0.25-m Wright-Schmidt.  Communicated by Nakano.
T. Kobayashi (Oizumi).  0.25-m f/4.4 reflector.  Communicated by Nakano.
A. Asami (Hadano).  0.20-m f/4.0 reflector.  Communicated by Nakano.

     Parabolic orbital elements from 33 observations Jan. 31-Feb. 3:

     T = 1996 May   2.769 TT          Peri. = 131.202
                                      Node  = 188.943   2000.0
     q = 0.22432 AU                   Incl. = 122.639

                      (C) Copyright 1996 CBAT
1996 February 3                (6303)              Brian G. Marsden

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