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    M.P.E.C. 2008-T95                                Issued 2008 Oct. 8, 20:51 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 P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-HILL)
    
    Observations:
        PK08Q20P  C2008 09 27.66586 01 48 48.24 +25 24 29.8          18.5 N ET095372
        PK08Q20P  C2008 09 27.66740 01 48 48.19 +25 24 30.5          18.4 N ET095372
        PK08Q20P  C2008 09 27.66853 01 48 48.21 +25 24 31.9          18.6 N ET095372
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 01.64640 01 48 09.52 +26 02 04.6          17.9 N ET095900
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 01.65433 01 48 09.37 +26 02 09.3                 ET095900
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 02.53170 01 47 57.61 +26 09 51.2                 ET095367
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 02.53483 01 47 57.55 +26 09 52.3                 ET095367
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 02.54108 01 47 57.45 +26 09 55.5          17.4 T ET095367
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 03.96839 01 47 34.62 +26 22 01.2          17.5 N ET095204
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 03.98929 01 47 34.33 +26 22 12.9          18.2 N ET095B37
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 03.98992 01 47 34.24 +26 22 13.2          18.3 N ET095B37
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 03.99260 01 47 34.04 +26 22 14.2          18.0 N ET095B37
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 04.04043 01 47 33.14 +26 22 37.0                 ET095204
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 04.87709 01 47 18.89 +26 29 24.1          18.0 N ET095235
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 04.93414 01 47 17.87 +26 29 53.0          17.4 N ET095J28
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 04.95007 01 47 17.53 +26 30 01.2          18.5 N ET095J28
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.07383 01 47 14.85 +26 31 03.4          17.8 N ET095J24
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.08580 01 47 14.61 +26 31 10.0          18.0 N ET095J24
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.09186 01 47 14.44 +26 31 12.2          17.9 N ET095J24
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.91351 01 46 59.19 +26 37 33.5          17.6 N ET095B49
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.91692 01 46 59.13 +26 37 35.0          17.8 N ET095B49
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 05.92062 01 46 59.04 +26 37 37.5          18.0 N ET095B70
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.06317 01 46 55.61 +26 38 43.1                 ET095204
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.11437 01 46 54.44 +26 39 06.2          17.5 N ET095204
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.18964 01 46 53.93 +26 39 41.6          17.0 T ET095673
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.19878 01 46 53.73 +26 39 46.0                 ET095673
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.20376 01 46 53.60 +26 39 48.3                 ET095673
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.20885 01 46 53.47 +26 39 51.0                 ET095673
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.27959 01 46 51.66 +26 40 24.5          18.4 T ET095704
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.29220 01 46 51.33 +26 40 30.2          18.4 T ET095704
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.30482 01 46 50.98 +26 40 36.3          18.5 T ET095704
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.31747 01 46 50.73 +26 40 42.0          18.5 T ET095704
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.33009 01 46 50.30 +26 40 47.2          18.6 T ET095704
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.91900 01 46 38.53 +26 45 09.9          18.1 N ET095B26
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.94723 01 46 37.59 +26 45 21.9          18.8 N ET095B42
        PK08Q20P  C2008 10 06.95259 01 46 37.11 +26 45 25.9          18.9 N ET095B42
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.38-m f/6.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    235 CAST Observatory, Talmassons.  Observers R. Ligustri, F. Mariuzza.
        Measurer R. Ligustri.  0.35-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    367 Yatsuka.  Observer H. Abe.  0.26-m f/6.0 reflector + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observers T. Seki, K. Muraoka, S. Shimomoto.  0.70-m f/7
        reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Bezpalko, D. Torres,
        R. Kracke, G. Spitz, J. Kistler.  Measurers J. Stuart, S. Scruggs.  1.0-m
        f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    B26 Observatoire des Terres Blanches, Reillanne.  Observer H. Jacquinot.
        0.35-m reflector + CCD.
    B37 Obs. de L' Ametlla del Valles, Barcelona.  Observer A. Garrigos S.
        0.51-m f/4 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    B42 Vitebsk.  Observer V. Nevski.  0.3-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    B49 Paus Observatory, Sabadell.  Observer J. Camarasa.  0.25-m f/4 Newtonian
        reflector + CCD.
    B70 Sant Celoni.  Observer L. Montoro.  0.20-m f/4.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J24 Observatorio Altamira.  Observer J. F. Hernandez.  Measurer 0. 4- m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J28 Jaen.  Observer J. J. Martin.  0.20-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)
    T 2008 Nov. 2.7057 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.723068             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1511937      Peri.   72.0472      +0.7916185      -0.6061377
    a   3.489637       Node   325.1478      +0.4970808      +0.7121993
    e   0.506233       Incl.    7.7491      +0.3553179      +0.3540751
    P   6.52
    From 147 observations 2008 Aug. 25-Oct. 6.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-T95
    

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