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    M.P.E.C. 2008-R11                                Issued 2008 Sept. 2, 14:18 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.
    
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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                              COMET P/2008 O3 (BOATTINI)
    
    Observations:
        PK08O030  C2008 08 31.46979 05 04 19.90 +27 44 38.8          19.8 T ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 08 31.48183 05 04 20.70 +27 44 47.6                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 08 31.49120 05 04 21.35 +27 44 54.9                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 08 31.50301 05 04 22.15 +27 45 03.9                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 09 02.46817 05 06 35.57 +28 09 29.9          19.8 T ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 09 02.47928 05 06 36.31 +28 09 38.1                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 09 02.49039 05 06 37.09 +28 09 47.0                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 09 02.50150 05 06 37.81 +28 09 55.1                 ER011673
        PK08O030  C2008 09 02.51817 05 06 38.92 +28 10 08.0                 ER011673
    
    Observer details:
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer J. Young.  0.61-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 O3 (Boattini)
    T 2008 June 3.3113 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.498890             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.0415301      Peri.  341.0597      +0.8406071      -0.3714958
    a   8.258368       Node    47.5837      +0.5397620      +0.5139062
    e   0.697411       Incl.   32.2704      +0.0451286      +0.7732343
    P  23.7
    From 32 observations 2008 July 29-Sept. 2.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2008 O3 (Boattini)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 09 01    05 04.93   +27 51.2    2.588    2.627    81.0    22.3  19.3
    2008 09 11    05 15.56   +29 57.3    2.489    2.656    88.2    22.3  19.2
    2008 09 21    05 24.46   +32 07.9    2.393    2.687    95.8    21.8  19.2
    2008 10 01    05 31.24   +34 23.9    2.302    2.721   103.8    20.9  19.2
    2008 10 11    05 35.48   +36 45.5    2.218    2.757   112.3    19.6  19.1
    2008 10 21    05 36.77   +39 11.0    2.147    2.795   121.1    17.8  19.1
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-R11
    

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