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    M.P.E.C. 2008-E16                                Issued 2008 Mar. 3, 03:46 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 A2 (LINEAR)
    
    Observations:
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.88856 05 34 02.15 +36 24 05.6          18.4 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.89263 05 34 02.05 +36 24 03.8          18.5 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.89887 05 34 02.01 +36 23 56.4          18.5 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.90416 05 34 01.90 +36 23 50.6          18.5 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.90943 05 34 01.92 +36 23 44.2          18.6 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.91472 05 34 01.79 +36 23 38.5          18.4 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 11.92304 05 34 01.71 +36 23 31.3          18.5 T EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 25.78944 05 36 54.20 +32 32 33.2          18.5 N EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 02 25.80108 05 36 54.50 +32 32 22.8          18.6 N EE016585
        PK08A020  C2008 03 01.93049 05 40 24.27 +31 09 45.2          19.6 N EE016J47
        PK08A020  C2008 03 01.94740 05 40 25.03 +31 09 28.7          19.7 N EE016J47
        PK08A020  C2008 03 01.95417 05 40 25.28 +31 09 22.5          20.3 N EE016J47
        PK08A020  C2008 03 02.93899 05 41 13.97 +30 53 42.2          19.9 N EE016J47
        PK08A020  C2008 03 02.94350 05 41 14.18 +30 53 37.8          19.8 N EE016J47
        PK08A020  C2008 03 02.95138 05 41 14.61 +30 53 30.1          19.5 N EE016J47
    
    Observer details:
    585 Kiev comet station.  Observer A. Baransky.  0.7-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    J47 Observatorio Nazaret.  Observer G. Muler.  0.20-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 A2 (LINEAR)
    T 2008 June 12.0415 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.305408             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1726382      Peri.  233.1698      -0.9574546      +0.1743676
    a   3.194318       Node   315.5211      -0.0051186      -0.8069546
    e   0.591334       Incl.   19.1593      -0.2885385      -0.5642874
    P   5.71
    From 137 observations 2008 Jan. 13-Mar. 2.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-E16
    

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