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Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   m1   
2008 09 06 13 03.38 -42 33.7 1.326 1.139 56.5 47.5 7.7
2008 09 11 13 37.41 -39 35.4 1.337 1.114 54.6 47.4 7.6
2008 09 16 14 07.88 -36 11.6 1.360 1.095 52.6 46.8 7.6
2008 09 21 14 34.78 -32 33.0 1.394 1.081 50.5 45.7 7.6
2008 09 26 14 58.42 -28 49.0 1.436 1.074 48.4 44.2 7.6
2008 10 01 15 19.22 -25 06.8 1.485 1.073 46.3 42.4 7.7
2008 10 06 15 37.64 -21 31.1 1.539 1.079 44.2 40.3 7.8
2008 10 11 15 54.11 -18 04.6 1.597 1.091 42.3 38.0 7.9
2008 10 16 16 09.00 -14 48.4 1.656 1.109 40.6 35.8 8.0
2008 10 21 16 22.63 -11 43.0 1.716 1.132 39.0 33.6 8.2
2008 10 26 16 35.26 -08 47.7 1.776 1.161 37.7 31.6 8.4
2008 10 31 16 47.12 -06 01.7 1.834 1.194 36.6 29.7 8.6


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Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   mag    
2008 08 02 08 53.60 -45 00.0 1.569 1.426 62.8 39.3 9.0
2008 08 07 09 22.14 -46 10.7 1.506 1.376 62.7 40.9 8.8
2008 08 12 09 54.26 -47 05.0 1.450 1.329 62.3 42.5 8.5
2008 08 17 10 29.75 -47 33.2 1.403 1.284 61.7 44.0 8.3
2008 08 22 11 07.86 -47 25.4 1.366 1.242 60.8 45.3 8.1
2008 08 27 11 47.26 -46 33.9 1.340 1.203 59.6 46.4 7.9
2008 09 01 12 26.30 -44 55.7 1.327 1.169 58.2 47.2 7.8


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 A new magnitude 15.2  comet was discovered by Rob H. McNaught (Siding Spring) on  images taken with the 0.5 meter Uppsala Schmidt  telescope on January 10, 2008.
The comet was confirmed on  the following day by J Young (Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood), E Guido and G Sostero (Mayhill), S. G McAndrew (North Ryde), and Q-Z Ye (Lulin Observatory).
The preliminary orbital elements of comet C/2008 A1 (McNaught) indicate a perihelion passage  on November 03, 2008 at a distance of 1.5 AU from the Sun.
The comet is only visible  in the southern hemisphere, and should reach a magnitude 10 at the end of October 2008.
With is this discovery, Rob McNaught now has  40 comets to his credit.

MPEC 2008-A48


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