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Comet P/2008 J3 (McNaught) is at Opposition (3.056 AU) in the constellation Ara on the 6th June 2015.

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 06 05    16 44 50.3 -53 38 41   3.0608  3.9635   148.8     7.6  20.4
2015 06 06    16 43 39.0 -53 39 36   3.0568  3.9600   148.8     7.6  20.4
2015 06 07    16 42 27.6 -53 40 19   3.0530  3.9565   148.9     7.6  20.4
2015 06 08    16 41 16.1 -53 40 50   3.0495  3.9530   148.8     7.6  20.4
2015 06 09    16 40 04.6 -53 41 08   3.0462  3.9494   148.8     7.7  20.4
2015 06 10    16 38 53.2 -53 41 14   3.0432  3.9459   148.7     7.7  20.4
2015 06 11    16 37 41.8 -53 41 08   3.0404  3.9424   148.6     7.7  20.4
2015 06 12    16 36 30.7 -53 40 49   3.0379  3.9388   148.4     7.8  20.4
2015 06 13    16 35 19.8 -53 40 18   3.0357  3.9353   148.2     7.8  20.4
2015 06 14    16 34 09.3 -53 39 35   3.0337  3.9317   148.0     7.9  20.4
2015 06 15    16 32 59.2 -53 38 40   3.0320  3.9282   147.7     7.9  20.4
2015 06 16    16 31 49.5 -53 37 33   3.0305  3.9246   147.4     8.0  20.3
2015 06 17    16 30 40.4 -53 36 14   3.0292  3.9211   147.1     8.1  20.3
2015 06 18    16 29 32.0 -53 34 43   3.0283  3.9175   146.7     8.2  20.3
2015 06 19    16 28 24.2 -53 33 02   3.0275  3.9140   146.3     8.3  20.3
2015 06 20    16 27 17.1 -53 31 09   3.0270  3.9104   145.9     8.4  20.3
2015 06 21    16 26 10.9 -53 29 04   3.0268  3.9068   145.5     8.5  20.3
2015 06 22    16 25 05.5 -53 26 49   3.0268  3.9033   145.0     8.6  20.3
2015 06 23    16 24 01.1 -53 24 24   3.0270  3.8997   144.5     8.7  20.3
2015 06 24    16 22 57.6 -53 21 48   3.0275  3.8961   144.0     8.8  20.3
2015 06 25    16 21 55.2 -53 19 02   3.0282  3.8925   143.5     8.9  20.3
2015 06 26    16 20 53.9 -53 16 07   3.0292  3.8889   142.9     9.1  20.3
2015 06 27    16 19 53.8 -53 13 01   3.0304  3.8853   142.4     9.2  20.3
2015 06 28    16 18 54.8 -53 09 47   3.0318  3.8817   141.8     9.3  20.3
2015 06 29    16 17 57.0 -53 06 23   3.0334  3.8781   141.2     9.5  20.3
2015 06 30    16 17 00.6 -53 02 51   3.0353  3.8745   140.6     9.6  20.3


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Rob H. McNaught (Siding Spring Survey) has announced the discovery of a new comet on May 10, 2008.
The cometary nature of the object was confirmed by A.C. Gilmore and P. Kilmartin (Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo) and by N. Teamo (Tiki Observatory, Punaauia).
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet C/2008 J3 (McNaught) indicate a perihelion passage on April 3, 2008,  at a distance of 3.5 AU from the Sun.
Rob McNaught has now 41 comets discoveries to his credit.

MPEC 2008-J64 

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