• MPC Preparation (Info)

  • MPEC 2008-S25 : COMET C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)

    The following Minor Planet Electronic Circular may be linked-to from your own Web pages, but must not otherwise be redistributed electronically.

    A form allowing access to any MPEC is at the bottom of this page.


    Read MPEC 2008-S24 Read MPEC 2008-S26


    M.P.E.C. 2008-S25                                Issued 2008 Sept. 22, 16:41 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 09 08.93418 18 26 37.30 +19 19 42.9          17.6 T ES025585
        CK08R030  C2008 09 09.65108 18 26 42.41 +19 23 04.8          17.0 T ES025349
        CK08R030  C2008 09 09.65484 18 26 42.46 +19 23 05.4                 ES025349
        CK08R030  C2008 09 15.87143 18 28 15.23 +19 49 40.3          16.6 N ES025J47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 15.87594 18 28 15.33 +19 49 41.6          16.9 N ES025J47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 15.87916 18 28 15.42 +19 49 42.8          17.1 N ES025J47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 15.88246 18 28 15.48 +19 49 43.3          17.1 N ES025J47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 15.89246 18 28 15.71 +19 49 45.9          17.4 N ES025J47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.17794 18 28 45.21 +19 54 42.5          18.2 N ES025850
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.19284 18 28 45.60 +19 54 46.3          17.1 N ES025850
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.20772 18 28 45.95 +19 54 50.2          17.6 N ES025850
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.81065 18 29 01.32 +19 57 07.3          17.2 N ES025213
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.81653 18 29 01.46 +19 57 08.5          17.1 N ES025213
        CK08R030  C2008 09 17.81948 18 29 01.53 +19 57 09.4          17.1 N ES025213
        CK08R030  C2008 09 18.07437 18 29 08.21 +19 58 08.4          17.0 N ES025H47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 18.08486 18 29 08.43 +19 58 10.7          17.2 N ES025H47
        CK08R030  C2008 09 18.09657 18 29 08.76 +19 58 13.1          17.2 N ES025H47
    
    Observer details:
    213 Observatorio Montcabre.  Observer R. Naves.  Measurer M. Campas.  0.30-m
        f/5 Schmidt-Cassegrain.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    585 Kiev comet station.  Observer A. Baransky.  0.7-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    850 Cordell-Lorenz Observatory, Sewanee.  Observer D. T. Durig.  0.30-m f/2.5
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    H47 Vicksburg.  Observer C. Bell.  0.3-m f/5.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J47 Observatorio Nazaret.  Observer G. Muler.  0.20-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)
    T 2008 Nov. 22.548 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.90894              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.012106       Peri.   84.215       +0.725766       +0.064276
    a  18.78484        Node   270.527       -0.357425       +0.885929
    e   0.89838        Incl.   43.233       +0.587802       +0.459345
    P  81.4
    From 106 observations 2008 Sept. 7-18.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 09 21    18 30.58   +20 08.8    1.640    2.045    98.4    29.1  17.2
    2008 10 01    18 37.75   +20 41.8    1.687    2.006    93.0    29.9  17.2
    2008 10 11    18 48.26   +21 13.5    1.730    1.974    88.4    30.4  17.1
    2008 10 21    19 01.90   +21 47.7    1.771    1.947    84.5    30.6  17.1
    2008 10 31    19 18.48   +22 26.8    1.809    1.927    81.3    30.6  17.1
    2008 11 10    19 37.83   +23 12.7    1.846    1.915    78.6    30.5  17.2
    2008 11 20    19 59.75   +24 06.2    1.883    1.909    76.4    30.2  17.2
    2008 11 30    20 24.04   +25 06.8    1.922    1.911    74.5    29.8  17.2
    
         Further observations of this comet are desirable.
         Further observations of comet C/2008 R1 are extremely desirable.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-S25
    

    Read MPEC 2008-S24 Read MPEC 2008-S26


    MPEC number:

    Enter an MPEC number in one of the following forms:

    • 1997-B01 (the full form)
    • J97B01 (the packed version of the full form)
    • B01 (the abbreviated form)