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    M.P.E.C. 2008-B55                                Issued 2008 Jan. 28, 15:30 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 A1 (McNAUGHT)
    
    Observations:
        CK08A010  C2008 01 26.40473 06 08 17.19 -44 33 37.1          16.4 N EB055467
        CK08A010  C2008 01 26.40654 06 08 17.01 -44 33 37.2          16.5 N EB055467
        CK08A010  C2008 01 26.40836 06 08 16.82 -44 33 37.2          16.4 N EB055467
        CK08A010  C2008 01 26.41201 06 08 16.44 -44 33 37.3          16.4 N EB055467
        CK08A010  C2008 01 26.41383 06 08 16.26 -44 33 37.3          16.4 N EB055467
        CK08A010  C2008 01 27.60978 06 06 15.60 -44 33 37.7          16.0 T EB055423
        CK08A010  C2008 01 27.62106 06 06 14.45 -44 33 37.5          16.2 T EB055423
        CK08A010  C2008 01 28.57041 06 04 39.61 -44 33 17.0          17.2 N EB055415
        CK08A010  C2008 01 28.57602 06 04 39.03 -44 33 16.7          17.2 N EB055415
    
    Observer details:
    415 Kambah, near Canberra.  Observer D. Herald.  0.36-m f/3.9
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 A1 (McNaught)
    T 2008 Sept. 29.132 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.07299              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  348.490       +0.108431       +0.153408
                       Node   277.866       -0.815123       -0.551848
    e   1.0            Incl.   82.536       -0.569050       +0.819714
    From 62 observations 2008 Jan. 10-28.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2008 A1 (McNaught)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 01 25    06 10.67   -44 33.0    3.131    3.577   109.1    15.1  14.5
    2008 02 04    05 54.32   -44 23.2    3.082    3.469   104.9    15.9  14.3
    2008 02 14    05 39.96   -43 43.4    3.046    3.360    99.9    16.8  14.2
    2008 02 24    05 28.34   -42 40.9    3.018    3.250    94.5    17.7  14.0
    2008 03 05    05 19.78   -41 23.6    2.995    3.139    89.0    18.4  13.8
    2008 03 15    05 14.35   -39 59.2    2.971    3.027    83.6    19.1  13.7
    2008 03 25    05 11.89   -38 34.3    2.944    2.914    78.5    19.6  13.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-B55
    

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