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    M.P.E.C. 2008-T97                                Issued 2008 Oct. 8, 20:59 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 R3 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        CK08R030  C2008 10 01.88344 18 38 32.41 +20 44 32.4          16.2 N ET097A71
        CK08R030  C2008 10 01.88661 18 38 32.60 +20 44 33.2          16.4 N ET097A71
        CK08R030  C2008 10 01.88979 18 38 32.80 +20 44 33.1          16.4 N ET097A71
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.49027 18 39 06.20 +20 46 28.8                 ET097367
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.49339 18 39 06.40 +20 46 29.3                 ET097367
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.49652 18 39 06.54 +20 46 29.7          16.3 T ET097367
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.89089 18 39 28.86 +20 47 45.4          17.4 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91057 18 39 29.97 +20 47 47.2          17.7 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91108 18 39 29.99 +20 47 47.2          17.2 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91210 18 39 30.02 +20 47 47.6          17.9 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91261 18 39 30.08 +20 47 47.6          17.6 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91312 18 39 30.22 +20 47 47.8          17.2 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91565 18 39 30.28 +20 47 48.0          17.1 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 02.91616 18 39 30.32 +20 47 50.0          17.1 T ET097B37
        CK08R030  C2008 10 03.09634 18 39 40.75 +20 48 21.0          17.7 T ET097704
        CK08R030  C2008 10 03.10849 18 39 41.46 +20 48 25.0          18.0 T ET097704
        CK08R030  C2008 10 03.12079 18 39 42.13 +20 48 26.8          19.1 T ET097704
        CK08R030  C2008 10 03.13302 18 39 42.95 +20 48 29.3          19.0 T ET097704
        CK08R030  C2008 10 03.14539 18 39 43.69 +20 48 31.7          18.0 T ET097704
        CK08R030  C2008 10 04.05196 18 40 36.57 +20 51 23.4                 ET097H47
        CK08R030  C2008 10 04.06146 18 40 37.10 +20 51 25.0          17.3 N ET097H47
        CK08R030  C2008 10 04.44267 18 40 59.88 +20 52 36.1                 ET097D88
        CK08R030  C2008 10 04.44586 18 41 00.08 +20 52 37.5                 ET097D88
        CK08R030  C2008 10 04.44904 18 41 00.27 +20 52 38.0          16.9 T ET097D88
        CK08R030  C2008 10 05.75594 18 42 20.64 +20 56 43.1          16.8 N ET097130
        CK08R030  C2008 10 05.75778 18 42 20.73 +20 56 43.3          17.1 N ET097130
        CK08R030  C2008 10 05.75929 18 42 20.84 +20 56 43.9          16.8 N ET097130
        CK08R030  C2008 10 05.76130 18 42 20.94 +20 56 44.6          17.1 N ET097130
    
    Observer details:
    130 Lumezzane.  Observers M. Casali, W. Marinello, M. Micheli, G. Pizzetti,
        A. Soffiantini.  Measurer W. Marinello.  0.40-m f/4.5 reflector + CCD.
    367 Yatsuka.  Observer H. Abe.  0.26-m f/6.0 reflector + 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.
    A71 Stixendorf.  Observer M. Jaeger.  Measurer W. Vollmann.  0.20-m f/2.8
        reflector + CCD.
    B37 Obs. de L' Ametlla del Valles, Barcelona.  Observer A. Garrigos S.
        0.51-m f/4 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    D88 Hiratsuka.  Observer Y. Sugiyama.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    H47 Vicksburg.  Observer C. Bell.  0.3-m f/5.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)
    T 2008 Nov. 22.467 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.90883              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.012648       Peri.   84.139       +0.725678       +0.064535
    a  18.24389        Node   270.568       -0.358167       +0.885491
    e   0.89537        Incl.   43.238       +0.587459       +0.460154
    P  77.9
    From 195 observations 2008 Sept. 7-Oct. 5.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-T97
    

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