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    M.P.E.C. 2008-U24                                Issued 2008 Oct. 20, 19:31 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 T2 (CARDINAL)
    
    Observations:
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.38185 07 28 54.27 +80 59 35.5          16.7 T EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.38275 07 28 53.89 +80 59 35.4          16.3 N EU024661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.38774 07 28 55.50 +80 59 38.3                 EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.39327 07 28 56.60 +80 59 40.8                 EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.40999 07 28 59.50 +80 59 48.0          16.3 N EU024661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.42321 07 29 01.83 +80 59 54.6          16.3 N EU024661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.44073 07 29 05.48 +81 00 02.4          16.3 N EU024661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.45550 07 29 08.35 +81 00 10.9          16.3 N EU024661
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.55005 07 29 27.39 +81 00 52.7          17.2 N EU024372
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.55885 07 29 29.50 +81 00 56.4          17.1 N EU024372
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.58365 07 29 34.56 +81 01 07.9          17.1 N EU024372
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.65328 07 29 48.12 +81 01 41.4                 EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.66120 07 29 49.70 +81 01 44.9          17.1 T EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 08.98082 07 30 52.06 +81 04 12.0          18.5 N EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.16625 07 31 29.86 +81 05 41.2          18.3 N EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.46225 07 32 27.62 +81 08 01.2          14.1 T EU024673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.46954 07 32 28.08 +81 08 03.4                 EU024673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.47648 07 32 30.36 +81 08 07.1                 EU024673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.48366 07 32 31.68 +81 08 11.1                 EU024673
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.62097 07 32 58.97 +81 09 12.5          17.2 N EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.62891 07 33 00.81 +81 09 16.4                 EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.69148 07 33 12.75 +81 09 46.4                 EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.69606 07 33 13.69 +81 09 48.5                 EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.70067 07 33 14.56 +81 09 50.9          16.2 T EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.83478 07 33 40.87 +81 10 50.6          17.7 N EU024104
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.84284 07 33 42.44 +81 10 54.5          17.6 N EU024104
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.84961 07 33 43.78 +81 10 57.8          17.5 N EU024104
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.93264 07 34 00.55 +81 11 37.5          17.8 N EU024510
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.93763 07 34 01.44 +81 11 40.1          18.2 N EU024510
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.94324 07 34 02.20 +81 11 42.5                 EU024204
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.96550 07 34 06.50 +81 11 53.1                 EU024204
        CK08T020  C2008 10 09.99828 07 34 13.01 +81 12 08.8          16.3 N EU024204
        CK08T020  C2008 10 10.38579 07 35 30.12 +81 15 11.3          16.5 T EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 10.39120 07 35 31.27 +81 15 14.0          16.5 T EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 10.39692 07 35 32.45 +81 15 17.1          16.5 T EU024H10
        CK08T020  C2008 10 10.90944 07 37 12.43 +81 19 15.6          19   N EU024629
        CK08T020  C2008 10 10.91468 07 37 14.49 +81 19 17.0                 EU024629
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.07743 07 37 45.73 +81 20 32.1          17.3 N EU024750
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.08917 07 37 48.00 +81 20 37.6          17.7 N EU024750
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.10056 07 37 50.18 +81 20 43.2          17.7 N EU024750
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.10262 07 37 51.10 +81 20 45.6          18.1 N EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.26455 07 38 23.21 +81 22 02.6          18.0 N EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.80447 07 40 09.62 +81 26 17.2                 EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.81238 07 40 11.21 +81 26 21.2          17.1 N EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 11.96321 07 40 40.55 +81 27 28.5                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.35277 07 41 57.83 +81 30 35.9                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.78611 07 43 23.39 +81 33 59.7                 EU024367
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.78924 07 43 24.02 +81 34 01.2                 EU024367
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.79236 07 43 24.74 +81 34 02.6                 EU024367
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.79549 07 43 25.28 +81 34 04.2          16.2 T EU024367
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.81318 07 43 29.14 +81 34 09.2          18.3 N EU024510
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.82150 07 43 30.76 +81 34 13.4          18.6 N EU024510
        CK08T020  C2008 10 12.83013 07 43 32.92 +81 34 17.2          18.2 N EU024510
        CK08T020  C2008 10 14.11334 07 47 46.03 +81 44 25.9                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 14.31131 07 48 27.00 +81 46 00.5                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 15.61657 07 52 42.82 +81 56 20.7                 EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 15.62450 07 52 44.56 +81 56 24.4          16.7 N EU024900
        CK08T020  C2008 10 15.67266 07 52 53.90 +81 56 48.6                 EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 15.67731 07 52 54.83 +81 56 51.0                 EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 15.68201 07 52 55.82 +81 56 53.4          16.0 T EU024349
        CK08T020  C2008 10 17.84120 08 00 00.76 +82 14 05.5          16.2 N EU024A77
        CK08T020  C2008 10 17.98506 08 00 30.37 +82 15 18.8          15.7 N EU024B30
        CK08T020  C2008 10 17.98762 08 00 31.43 +82 15 21.8          15.7 N EU024B30
        CK08T020  C2008 10 18.11187 08 00 54.81 +82 16 17.8                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 18.30521 08 01 32.87 +82 17 53.6                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 19.14131 08 04 16.72 +82 24 36.2                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 19.32885 08 04 53.90 +82 26 10.1                 EU024I22
        CK08T020  C2008 10 20.15916 08 07 37.78 +82 32 54.0                 EU024I22
    
    Observer details:
    104 San Marcello Pistoiese.  Observers L. Tesi, G. Fagioli, P. Bacci,
        M. Mazzucato.  Measurer L. Tesi.  0.60-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    204 Schiaparelli Observatory.  Observer L. Buzzi.  0.38-m f/6.8 reflector
        + CCD.
    349 Ageo.  Observer K. Kadota.  0.25-m f/5.0 reflector + CCD.
    367 Yatsuka.  Observer H. Abe.  0.26-m f/6.0 reflector + CCD.
    372 Geisei.  Observers T. Seki, K. Muraoka, S. Shimomoto.  0.70-m f/7
        reflector + CCD.
    510 Siegen.  Observer H. Bill.  0.30-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    629 JATE Observatory, Szeged.  Observer G. Santa.  0.40-m f/3.0 reflector
        + CCD.
    661 Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Priddis.  Observers R. D. Cardinal,
        A. R. Hildebrand.  Measurer R. D. Cardinal.  0.50-m f/1.0 reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer D. Mayes.  0.6-m f/16
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    750 Hobbs Observatory, Fall Creek.  Observer N. Moritz.  Measurer R. Elliott.
        0.60-m f/5 reflector + CCD.
    900 Moriyama.  Observer Y. Ikari.  0.26-m f/7.0 reflector + CCD.
    A77 Observatoire Chante-Perdrix, Dauban.  Observers C. Rinner, F. Kugel.
        Measurer F. Kugel.  0.5-m f/3 reflector + CCD.
    B30 Szamotuly-Galowo.  Observer M. Reszelski.  0.20-m reflector + CCD.
    H10 Tzec Maun Observatory, Mayhill.  Observer L. Elenin.  Measurer D. Chestnov.
        0.36-m f/3.8 Maksutov-Newtonian + CCD.
    I22 Abbey Ridge Observatory, Stillwater Lake.  Observer D. Lane.  0.28-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)
    T 2009 June 12.847 TT                                   MPC
    q   1.20026              (2000.0)            P               Q
                       Peri.  215.961       -0.766474       +0.027821
                       Node   309.549       +0.576779       -0.409716
    e   1.0            Incl.   56.322       -0.282566       -0.911789
    From 84 observations 2008 Oct. 1-20.
    
    Ephemeris:
        C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2008 10 11    07 37.50   +81 20.0    3.252    3.496    95.8    16.5  14.0
    2008 10 16    07 53.96   +81 59.4    3.164    3.444    97.8    16.7  13.9
    2008 10 21    08 10.35   +82 39.8    3.077    3.391    99.8    16.8  13.7
    2008 10 26    08 26.54   +83 21.4    2.991    3.337   101.7    17.0  13.6
    2008 10 31    08 42.31   +84 04.6    2.907    3.284   103.5    17.1  13.5
    2008 11 05    08 57.36   +84 49.6    2.825    3.230   105.3    17.2  13.3
    2008 11 10    09 11.21   +85 36.8    2.744    3.177   106.9    17.4  13.2
    2008 11 15    09 22.89   +86 26.6    2.666    3.123   108.4    17.5  13.1
    2008 11 20    09 30.05   +87 19.1    2.589    3.069   109.8    17.6  12.9
    2008 11 25    09 24.96   +88 14.3    2.516    3.014   111.0    17.8  12.8
    2008 11 30    08 23.87   +89 09.4    2.445    2.960   112.1    18.0  12.7
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-U24
    

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