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    M.P.E.C. 2008-S73                                Issued 2008 Sept. 27, 14:00 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 Q3 (GARRADD)
    
    Observations:
        CK08Q030  C2008 09 24.67973 23 19 03.50 -55 53 40.1          19.6 N ES073415
        CK08Q030  C2008 09 24.68685 23 19 02.17 -55 53 43.5          19.9 N ES073415
        CK08Q030  C2008 09 26.48002 23 13 34.84 -56 10 25.6          18.8 T ES073423
        CK08Q030  C2008 09 26.51538 23 13 28.29 -56 10 43.8          18.6 T ES073423
    
    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.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 Q3 (Garradd)
    T 2009 June 23.0860 TT                                  MPC
    q   1.799265             (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  340.8093      -0.5638680      -0.7199094
                       Node   219.7199      -0.6504417      +0.0851606
    e   1.0            Incl.  140.7059      -0.5088993      +0.6888237
    From 36 observations 2008 Aug. 27-Sept. 26.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-S73
    

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