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    M.P.E.C. 2008-X03                                Issued 2008 Dec. 1, 00:56 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 U1 (McMILLAN)
    
    Observations:
        PK08U010  C2008 10 26.95069 01 57 32.72 +11 28 13.3          19.4 N EX003473
        PK08U010  C2008 11 13.95089 01 45 42.30 +10 56 03.3          18.9 N EX003473
        PK08U010  C2008 11 18.83384 01 43 20.86 +10 51 04.0          18.6 N EX003585
        PK08U010  C2008 11 25.46431 01 40 55.29 +10 48 00.1                 EX003372
        PK08U010  C2008 11 25.46957 01 40 55.11 +10 48 02.0          19.4 N EX003372
        PK08U010  C2008 11 27.44145 01 40 22.82 +10 48 03.6          19.8 N EX003E85
        PK08U010  C2008 11 27.44723 01 40 22.75 +10 48 05.0          19.5 N EX003E85
        PK08U010  C2008 11 27.45014 01 40 22.67 +10 48 03.9          18.8 N EX003E85
        PK08U010  C2008 11 28.87880 01 40 02.85 +10 48 13.1          18.7 N EX003J79
    
    Observer details:
    372 Geisei.  Observers T. Seki, K. Muraoka, S. Shimomoto.  0.70-m f/7
        reflector + CCD.
    473 Remanzacco.  Observers L. Donato, M. Gonano, V. Gonano, E. Guido,
        V. Santini, G. Sostero.  0.45-m f/4.4 Newtonian reflector + CCD.
    585 Kiev comet station.  Observer A. Baransky.  0.7-m f/4 reflector + CCD.
    E85 Farm Cove.  Observer J. McCormick.  0.35-m f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    J79 Observatorio Calarreona, Aguilas.  Observer F. Montalban.  0.25-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 U1 (McMillan)
    T 2008 May 13.1810 TT                                   MPC
    q   2.525302             (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.1215019      Peri.  310.4779      +0.9726115      +0.2278999
    a   4.037203       Node    36.4159      -0.1830855      +0.8722824
    e   0.374492       Incl.    4.4151      -0.1432010      +0.4326488
    P   8.11
    From 97 observations 2008 Sept. 20-Nov. 28.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-X03
    

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