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    M.P.E.C. 2008-T98                                Issued 2008 Oct. 8, 21:06 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 T1 (BOATTINI)
    
    Observations:
        PK08T010  C2008 09 24.28485 00 47 11.61 +08 15 18.7          19.3 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 24.29679 00 47 11.18 +08 15 15.5          19.9 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 24.30875 00 47 10.68 +08 15 13.2          20.2 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 24.32071 00 47 10.15 +08 15 11.0          20.0 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 24.33269 00 47 09.72 +08 15 07.8          20.2 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 30.28136 00 43 24.53 +07 52 54.3          19.4 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 30.29358 00 43 23.98 +07 52 50.4          19.9 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 30.30579 00 43 23.57 +07 52 49.3          20.1 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 30.31811 00 43 23.06 +07 52 46.4          20.2 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 09 30.33041 00 43 22.55 +07 52 42.8          19.9 T ET098704
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.96668 00 41 41.19 +07 42 22.6          18.0 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.96883 00 41 41.15 +07 42 21.6          18.0 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.98006 00 41 40.66 +07 42 19.7          18.0 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.98221 00 41 40.57 +07 42 18.5          18.4 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.99331 00 41 40.14 +07 42 15.9          17.9 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 02.99549 00 41 40.07 +07 42 15.8          18.0 T ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.05241 00 41 37.80 +07 42 01.8          19.9 N ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.05739 00 41 37.61 +07 42 00.8          19.7 N ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.06247 00 41 37.40 +07 41 59.5          19.5 N ET098J75
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.19095 00 41 32.52 +07 41 29.3          18.2 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.22115 00 41 31.36 +07 41 21.8          18.9 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.25135 00 41 30.14 +07 41 14.2          18.8 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.72090 00 41 11.99 +07 39 22.2                 ET098349
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.72683 00 41 11.73 +07 39 20.7                 ET098349
        PK08T010  C2008 10 03.73270 00 41 11.49 +07 39 19.0          17.9 T ET098349
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.27739 00 40 50.68 +07 37 09.0          18.3 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.29977 00 40 49.78 +07 37 03.6          18.9 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.33023 00 40 48.57 +07 36 56.7          18.0 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.35255 00 40 47.70 +07 36 51.1          19.0 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.88396 00 40 27.18 +07 34 43.0          17.6 N ET098A71
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.88748 00 40 27.26 +07 34 42.8          17.6 N ET098A71
        PK08T010  C2008 10 04.89101 00 40 27.53 +07 34 36.3          17.8 N ET098A71
        PK08T010  C2008 10 05.04071 00 40 21.42 +07 34 06.4          18.4 N ET098J24
        PK08T010  C2008 10 05.05281 00 40 20.86 +07 34 02.5          18.3 N ET098J24
        PK08T010  C2008 10 05.06794 00 40 20.29 +07 34 00.0          18.3 N ET098J24
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.02669 00 39 43.64 +07 30 07.1                 ET098204
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.06784 00 39 42.01 +07 29 56.6          18.5 N ET098204
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.30723 00 39 32.84 +07 29 00.5          18.6 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.32220 00 39 32.26 +07 28 56.5          18.1 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.33709 00 39 31.70 +07 28 52.3          18.9 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 06.35201 00 39 31.09 +07 28 48.6          18.0 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.00189 00 39 06.57 +07 26 12.3          18.0 N ET098J47
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.00688 00 39 06.37 +07 26 11.2          19.0 N ET098J47
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.00797 00 39 06.30 +07 26 10.9          17.8 N ET098J47
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.01526 00 39 06.00 +07 26 09.4          19.2 N ET098J47
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.01765 00 39 05.91 +07 26 08.4          19.1 N ET098J47
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.20671 00 38 58.71 +07 25 22.6          17.9 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.23652 00 38 57.59 +07 25 15.0          18.7 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.26633 00 38 56.38 +07 25 07.4          18.4 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 07.29616 00 38 55.24 +07 25 00.8          18.4 N ET098850
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.22903 00 38 20.07 +07 21 14.1          18.2 T ET098G96
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.23574 00 38 19.75 +07 21 12.7          17.9 T ET098G96
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.24237 00 38 19.57 +07 21 11.4          18.2 T ET098G96
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.24894 00 38 19.28 +07 21 09.3          17.8 T ET098G96
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.60869 00 38 05.62 +07 19 42.5          18.4 T ET098900
        PK08T010  C2008 10 08.61186 00 38 05.50 +07 19 40.2                 ET098900
    
    Observer details:
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.38-m f/6.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 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.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observers D. T. Durig, J. M. Sberna,
        M. A. Gray.  0.30-m f/2.5 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    A71 Stixendorf.  Observer M. Jaeger.  Measurer W. Vollmann.  0.20-m f/2.8
        reflector + CCD.
    G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer A. Boattini.  Measurers E. C. Beshore,
        A. Boattini, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, R. E. Hill, R. A. Kowalski,
        S. M. Larson.  1.5-m reflector + CCD.
    J24 Observatorio Altamira.  Observer J. F. Hernandez.  Measurer 0.4-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J47 Observatorio Nazaret.  Observer G. Muler.  0.30-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J75 OAM Observatory, La Sagra.  Observers S. Sanchez, J. Nomen, R. Stoss,
        J. Rodriguez, A. Cikota, S. Cikota.  0.45-m f/2.8 reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    T 2008 Feb. 27.0618 TT                                  MPC
    q   3.046101             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1133255      Peri.   36.1803      +0.8461675      +0.5318456
    a   4.229128       Node   291.6560      -0.4970791      +0.7648273
    e   0.279733       Incl.    2.0827      -0.1921274      +0.3635648
    P   8.70
    From 91 observations 2008 Sept. 2-Oct. 8.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 10 01    00 42.95   +07 50.1    2.244    3.242   174.3     1.8  17.9
    2008 10 11    00 36.61   +07 10.1    2.266    3.259   172.7     2.2  17.9
    2008 10 21    00 30.86   +06 30.9    2.317    3.276   161.6     5.5  18.0
    2008 10 31    00 26.27   +05 56.9    2.394    3.294   150.4     8.5  18.1
    2008 11 10    00 23.29   +05 31.5    2.496    3.313   139.6    11.2  18.2
    2008 11 20    00 22.13   +05 16.8    2.619    3.332   129.2    13.3  18.3
    2008 11 30    00 22.85   +05 13.7    2.758    3.352   119.3    14.9  18.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-T98
    

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