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Comet P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS)
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Orbital elements:
    P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS)
Epoch 2012 Nov. 9.0 TT = JDT 2456240.5
T 2012 Nov. 21.89054 TT                                 MPC
q   2.4191670            (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.18520232     Peri.  323.21593     +0.66773633     -0.71797534
a   3.0481647      Node    83.98065     +0.72136378     +0.55892502
e   0.2063529      Incl.   11.40012     +0.18374573     +0.41486653
P   5.32
From 29 observations 2011 July 28-2012 Oct. 11

MPEC 2012 - T55

Comet P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS) was discovered on the 28th July, 2012, by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 21st November, 2012, at a distance of 2.4 au from the Sun, and an orbital period of 5.32 years.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase  Mag
2012 10 10    03 16 26.1 +03 57 10   1.5325  2.4287   146.5    13.1  19.8
2012 10 11    03 15 57.6 +03 55 30   1.5262  2.4283   147.5    12.8  19.8
2012 10 12    03 15 27.4 +03 53 52   1.5201  2.4279   148.5    12.4  19.8
2012 10 13    03 14 55.8 +03 52 16   1.5141  2.4274   149.5    12.0  19.8
2012 10 14    03 14 22.6 +03 50 42   1.5084  2.4270   150.5    11.7  19.7
2012 10 15    03 13 47.9 +03 49 11   1.5030  2.4266   151.5    11.3  19.7

2012 10 20    03 10 33.6 +03 42 20   1.4790  2.4248   156.5     9.4  19.7
2012 10 25    03 06 49.1 +03 37 13   1.4610  2.4232   161.1     7.6  19.7
2012 10 30    03 02 41.3 +03 34 26   1.4492  2.4219   164.9     6.1  19.6
2012 11 05    02 57 24.4 +03 34 53   1.4437  2.4207   167.3     5.2  19.6
2012 11 10    02 52 54.1 +03 38 57   1.4463  2.4199   166.3     5.5  19.6
2012 11 15    02 48 28.0 +03 46 46   1.4556  2.4194   163.2     6.8  19.7
2012 11 20    02 44 15.6 +03 58 35   1.4714  2.4192   158.8     8.5  19.7


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