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  • MPEC 2008-S77 : COMET P/2008 S1 = 2008 JK (CATALINA-McNAUGHT)

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    M.P.E.C. 2008-S77                                Issued 2008 Sept. 27, 14:33 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.
    
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                     COMET P/2008 S1 = 2008 JK (CATALINA-McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        PK08S010  C2008 09 21.21832 16 35 16.30 -26 04 58.5          17.7 T ES077F84
        PK08S010  C2008 09 21.22136 16 35 16.95 -26 05 03.5          17.4 T ES077F84
        PK08S010  C2008 09 21.22438 16 35 17.53 -26 05 07.8          17.6 T ES077F84
        PK08S010  C2008 09 22.35780 16 39 31.60 -26 32 40.0          18.1 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 22.35891 16 39 31.82 -26 32 41.8          17.7 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 22.36003 16 39 32.07 -26 32 43.0          17.6 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 24.23117 16 46 40.81 -27 17 25.3          17.1 T ES077F84
        PK08S010  C2008 09 24.39602 16 47 19.16 -27 21 14.9          17.9 T ES077423
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.34041 16 51 00.56 -27 43 17.4          17.7 N ES077E85
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.34343 16 51 01.19 -27 43 21.0          18.4 N ES077E85
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.34946 16 51 02.54 -27 43 28.9          18.4 N ES077E85
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.37775 16 51 09.11 -27 44 07.2          17.9 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.37961 16 51 09.61 -27 44 08.0          17.6 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 25.38145 16 51 09.96 -27 44 12.8          18.2 N ES077467
        PK08S010  C2008 09 26.31728 16 54 52.67 -28 05 39.6          17.9 N ES077E85
        PK08S010  C2008 09 26.33499 16 54 57.07 -28 06 08.6          18.4 N ES077E85
    
    Observer details:
    423 North Ryde.  Observer S. G. McAndrew.  0.20-m f/4 hyperbolic astrograph
        + CCD.
    467 Auckland Observatory.  Observers G. W. Christie, T. Natusch.  Measurer
        G. W. Christie.  0.40-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    E85 Farm Cove.  Observer J. McCormick.  0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    F84 Hibiscus Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer M. Meyer.  0.35-m f/2.0 Schmidt
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 S1 = 2008 JK (Catalina-McNaught)
    Epoch 2008 Oct. 21.0 TT = JDT 2454760.5
    T 2008 Oct. 1.81600 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.1905188            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.14572536     Peri.  203.61414     +0.69409131     +0.67774004
    a   3.5763989      Node   111.37589     -0.61197114     +0.73304780
    e   0.6671180      Incl.   15.10769     -0.37911553     +0.05752699
    P   6.76
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    080502 703  0.4-  0.7-    080918 673  0.4+  0.5-    080921 423  0.7+  0.2+
    080502 703  0.9+  1.3+    080918 673  0.1+  0.2-    080921 423  0.6+  0.2-
    080502 703  0.4-  1.4+    080918 E12  0.1-  0.1-    080922 E85  0.4+  0.5-
    080502 703  0.4+  0.1-    080918 E12  0.1-  0.1-    080922 E85  1.1-  0.4+
    080502 703  0.9-  0.3-    080918 D90  0.6-  0.6-    080922 E85  0.1-  0.0
    080502 703  0.5-  0.0     080918 D90  0.6-  0.3+    080922 467  0.3+  0.4-
    080502 703  0.2-  0.4+    080918 E12  0.1-  0.5-    080922 467  0.1-  0.6-
    080502 703  0.4-  0.0     080918 D90  1.7-  0.8-    080922 467  0.1-  0.2-
    080502 J95  0.1-  0.2+    080919 E12  0.1-  0.1+    080924 F84  0.7+  0.2-
    080502 J95  0.2-  0.0     080919 E12  0.0   0.0     080924 423  0.3+  0.6+
    080502 J95  0.6+  0.6-    080919 423  1.0+  0.4-    080925 E85  1.5+  0.5-
    080917 E12  0.4-  0.8+    080919 423  0.6-  0.0     080925 E85  0.5+  0.0
    080917 E12  0.1-  0.4+    080920 423  0.2+  0.6-    080925 E85  0.3-  0.4+
    080917 E12  0.5+  0.4-    080920 E12  0.1-  0.1+    080925 467  1.1-  0.9+
    080917 E12  0.3-  0.3+    080920 E12  0.1+  0.1-    080925 467 (0.2-  2.7+)
    080918 H55  0.1+  0.5+    080920 423  0.6+  0.1+    080925 467  1.3-  0.4+
    080918 H55  0.0   0.4+    080921 F84  0.7+  0.7+    080926 E85 (1.5+  4.3+)
    080918 H55  0.3+  0.5+    080921 F84  0.5+  0.2+    080926 E85 (4.2+  0.7-)
    080918 673  0.1+  0.6-    080921 F84  0.6-  0.2+
    080918 673  0.4-  0.1-    080921 E12  0.2+  0.0
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2008 S1 = 2008 JK (Catalina-McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 09 21    16 34.47   -25 59.6    1.020    1.199    72.6    53.1  15.8
    2008 10 01    17 14.15   -29 47.9    1.023    1.191    72.1    53.1  15.8
    2008 10 11    17 59.15   -32 47.4    1.033    1.196    72.1    52.6  15.8
    2008 10 21    18 48.32   -34 38.4    1.055    1.216    72.7    51.4  16.0
    2008 10 31    19 39.55   -35 07.1    1.091    1.248    73.4    49.7  16.2
    2008 11 10    20 30.10   -34 12.3    1.142    1.291    74.1    47.5  16.4
    2008 11 20    21 17.54   -32 05.6    1.211    1.344    74.6    45.1  16.7
    2008 11 30    22 00.55   -29 06.2    1.296    1.404    74.6    42.6  17.0
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-S77
    

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