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IAU Circular nr.8940, issued on 2008, May 3, announces the discovery by Andrea Boattini of a new comet (his second) named C/2008 J1 (BOATTINI).
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Andrea Boattini at the Catalina Sky Survey discovered a new comet on May 2, 2008.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet C/2008 J1 (Boattini) indicate a  perihelion passage on the 17th March 2008,  at a distance of 1.5 AU from the  Sun.
Currently at magnitude 14, the comet is visible in the northern hemisphere sky in  the constellation   Equuleus.

MPEC 2008-J17
Ephemerides


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