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    M.P.E.C. 2016-N27                                Issued 2016 July 5, 23:07 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
        on behalf of Division F 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 https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
    
                         COMET P/2008 T1 = 2016 N2 (Boattini)
    
    Observations:
        PK16N020  C2016 07 04.49550 20 38 10.328-18 04 19.01         20.4 TLEN027F51
        PK16N020  C2016 07 04.50619 20 38 09.995-18 04 19.72         20.4 TLEN027F51
        PK16N020  C2016 07 04.51690 20 38 09.664-18 04 20.51         20.3 TLEN027F51
        PK16N020  C2016 07 04.52762 20 38 09.334-18 04 21.16         20.6 TLEN027F51
        PK16N020 HC2016 07 05.29499 20 37 46.49 -18 05 15.0          20.6 ToEN027691
        PK16N020 HC2016 07 05.30965 20 37 46.00 -18 05 16.4          20.3 ToEN027691
        PK16N020 HC2016 07 05.32445 20 37 45.55 -18 05 17.2          20.4 ToEN027691
        PK16N020 _C2016 07 05.47882220 37 40.849-18 05 27.73         20.0 TtEN027568
        PK16N020 _C2016 07 05.48008820 37 40.808-18 05 27.83         20.1 TtEN027568
        PK16N020 _C2016 07 05.48135420 37 40.768-18 05 27.92         20.0 TtEN027568
        PK16N020 KC2016 07 05.62987 20 37 36.14 -18 05 34.2          19.8 TtEN027474
        PK16N020 KC2016 07 05.63198 20 37 36.09 -18 05 34.6          19.5 TtEN027474
        PK16N020 KC2016 07 05.63409 20 37 36.02 -18 05 34.6          19.3 TtEN027474
        PK16N020 KC2016 07 05.63620 20 37 35.95 -18 05 35.1          19.7 TtEN027474
    
    Observer details:
    474 Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo.  Observers A. C. Gilmore,
        P. M. Kilmartin.  Measurer P. M. Kilmartin.  1.0-m f/7.7 reflector + CCD.
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers R. J. Wainscoat, C. Wipper.  Measurers M. Micheli,
        R. J. Wainscoat.  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer T. H. Bressi.  0.9-m f/3
        reflector + CCD.
    F51 Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala.  Observers B. Gibson, T. Goggia, N. Primak,
        A. Schultz, M. Willman.  Measurers K. Chambers, S. Chastel, L. Denneau,
        H. Flewelling, M. Huber, E. Lilly, E. Magnier, R. Wainscoat, C. Waters,
        R. Weryk.  1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Epoch 2008 Feb. 24.0 TT = JDT 2454520.5
    T 2008 Feb. 26.28614 TT                                 MPCW
    q   3.0426609            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.11311997     Peri.   35.80049     +0.84402512     +0.53524051
    a   4.2342502      Node   291.80552     -0.50012080     +0.76279638
    e   0.2814168      Incl.    2.08333     -0.19365117     +0.36284884
    P   8.71
    From 226 observations 2006 May 25-2016 July 5, mean residual 0".7.
    
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Epoch 2016 Nov. 28.0 TT = JDT 2457720.5
    T 2016 Nov. 18.48449 TT                                 MPCW
    q   3.0630400            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.11245563     Peri.   35.75982     +0.84330412     +0.53638008
    a   4.2509101      Node   291.76896     -0.50113607     +0.76215491
    e   0.2794390      Incl.    2.07857     -0.19416697     +0.36251386
    P   8.76
    From 226 observations 2006 May 25-2016 July 5, mean residual 0".7.
    
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Epoch 2025 Sept. 2.0 TT = JDT 2460920.5
    T 2025 Aug. 29.21285 TT                                 MPCW
    q   3.0581120            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.11263646     Peri.   36.14059     +0.84522350     +0.53334741
    a   4.2463592      Node   291.59402     -0.49843168     +0.76397571
    e   0.2798273      Incl.    2.07897     -0.19277733     +0.36315514
    P   8.75
    From 226 observations 2006 May 25-2016 July 5, mean residual 0".7.
    
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Epoch 2016 July 31.0 TT = JDT 2457600.5
    T 2016 Nov. 18.52339 TT                                 MPCW
    q   3.0630255            (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.11248451     Peri.   35.76511     +0.84337493     +0.53626857
    a   4.2501824      Node   291.77124     -0.50103570     +0.76221967
    e   0.2793190      Incl.    2.07876     -0.19411840     +0.36254269
    P   8.76
    From 226 observations 2006 May 25-2016 July 5, mean residual 0".7.
    
    Ephemeris:
        P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1    m2
    2016 06 05    20 44 42.6 -17 58 38   2.4786  3.1801   125.8    15.0  20.0
    ...
    2016 06 20    20 43 29.8 -17 53 58   2.3109  3.1607   140.4    11.8  19.8
    ...
    2016 06 28    20 41 01.6 -17 58 02   2.2385  3.1510   148.6     9.7  19.7
    ...
    2016 07 04    20 38 24.9 -18 03 43   2.1934  3.1440   154.9     7.9  19.7
    2016 07 05    20 37 55.3 -18 04 51   2.1867  3.1428   156.0     7.6  19.7
    2016 07 06    20 37 24.8 -18 06 02   2.1802  3.1417   157.1     7.2  19.7
    ...
    2016 07 12    20 34 04.8 -18 14 06   2.1467  3.1350   163.6     5.3  19.6
    ...
    2016 07 20    20 29 02.3 -18 26 38   2.1165  3.1266   172.4     2.5  19.6
    ...
    2016 08 04    20 18 53.0 -18 51 36   2.1064  3.1121   170.8     3.0  19.5
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2016 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2016-N27
    

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