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Comet C/2007 VO53 (Spacewatch) is at perihelion (4.843 AU) on the 26th April, 2010.

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An object that  at first looked like an asteroid when discovered  by the  Mount Lemmon Survey on January 11, 2008 was identified with an object discovered by Spacewatch on 01 November 2007 and  indexed under the designation of 2007 VO53.
Observations before  the Mount Lemmon discovery, dating from October 20 2007 were also found. Images taken by  Spacewatch on January 13 2008 revealed the cometary nature of the object.
The orbital elements of the comet C/2007 VO53  indicate a perihelion passage on April 26, 2010 at a distance of approximately 4.8 AU from the Sun.

MPEC 2008-B16
Ephemerides



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