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On 18 August 2008, the amateur astronomer Stanislav Maticic discovered the comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic), the first comet discovered from the Crni Vrh Observatory and in Slovenia.
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Stanislav Maticic within the PIKA (Comet and Asteroid Search Program) at the Crni Vrh Observatory (Slovenia) discovered a stellar looking object with an unusual orbit on CCD images taken with the  0.6-m f/3.3 telescope, on August 18, 2008.
Hermann Mikuz(Crni Vrh Observatory) observed the magnitude 17.8 object a day later and found it had a cometary appearance.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on January 2, 2009 at a distance of 2.9 AU from  the Sun.

MPEC 2008-Q12
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-- Edited by Blobrana at 00:06, 2008-08-22

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