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    M.P.E.C. 2008-T88                                Issued 2008 Oct. 8, 16:33 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.
    
                 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/2008 T2 (CARDINAL)
    
    Observations:
        CK08T020  C2008 10 01.16119 07 05 15.37 +80 03 54.8          16.0 N ET088661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 01.22843 07 05 28.56 +80 04 27.1          16.0 N ET088661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 06.44167 07 22 31.51 +80 44 35.2          16.0 N ET088661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 07.09846 07 24 40.99 +80 49 36.7          16.0 N ET088661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.37641 07 28 53.78 +80 59 33.4          16.5 N ET088H01
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.38038 07 28 54.61 +80 59 35.5          16.6 N ET088H01
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.38557 07 28 55.56 +80 59 37.0          16.6 N ET088H01
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.39050 07 28 56.64 +80 59 39.9          16.6 N ET088H01
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.41368 07 29 00.39 +80 59 51.2          16.1 T ET088H36
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.41738 07 29 01.04 +80 59 52.9          16.1 T ET088H36
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.42109 07 29 01.77 +80 59 54.6          16.0 T ET088H36
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.42479 07 29 02.44 +80 59 56.4          16.0 T ET088H36
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.42904 07 29 02.79 +80 59 50.8          17.4 T ET088900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.43618 07 29 04.24 +80 59 57.1          17.4 T ET088900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.51169 07 29 19.98 +81 00 37.5          14.5 T ET088673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.51881 07 29 21.45 +81 00 41.0                 ET088673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.52552 07 29 22.65 +81 00 43.7                 ET088673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.53316 07 29 24.22 +81 00 47.4                 ET088673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.61167 07 29 40.01 +81 01 20.5          17.3 T ET088D35
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.61250 07 29 40.15 +81 01 21.5          17.3 T ET088D35
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.61333 07 29 40.20 +81 01 20.8          17.2 T ET088D35
    
    Observer details:
    661 Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Priddis.  Observer R. D. Cardinal.
        0.50-m f/1.0 reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    D35 Lulin Observatory.  Observer Q.-z. Ye.  0.41-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H01 Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro.  Observer W. H. Ryan.  2.4-m f/8.9
        reflector + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.56-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)
    T 2009 June 16.292 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.22108              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  214.987       -0.777226       +0.028871
                       Node   310.793       +0.566866       -0.401441
    e   1.0            Incl.   56.124       -0.273099       -0.915430
    From 20 observations 2008 Oct. 1-8.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 10 01    07 04.72   +80 02.7    3.461    3.630    91.6    16.0  14.3
    2008 10 11    07 37.52   +81 20.0    3.283    3.526    95.8    16.4  14.1
    2008 10 21    08 10.49   +82 39.6    3.109    3.421    99.8    16.7  13.8
    2008 10 31    08 42.71   +84 03.9    2.940    3.315   103.5    16.9  13.5
    2008 11 10    09 12.20   +85 35.3    2.778    3.209   106.9    17.2  13.3
    2008 11 20    09 32.78   +87 16.2    2.624    3.101   109.8    17.4  13.0
    2008 11 30    08 43.27   +89 06.0    2.480    2.993   112.0    17.8  12.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-T88
    

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