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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   mag   

2009 07 08 12 37.25 -12 33.3 1.537 1.808 87.7 34.2 13.5
2009 07 13 12 35.66 -09 38.3 1.665 1.816 81.4 33.6 13.7
2009 07 18 12 35.01 -07 12.8 1.793 1.826 75.5 32.6 13.9
2009 07 23 12 35.08 -05 10.8 1.920 1.838 69.9 31.3 14.1
2009 07 28 12 35.73 -03 27.7 2.045 1.853 64.6 29.7 14.2
2009 08 02 12 36.82 -01 59.6 2.166 1.869 59.5 27.9 14.4
2009 08 07 12 38.28 -00 43.7 2.284 1.887 54.6 26.0 14.6
2009 08 12 12 40.04 +00 22.4 2.396 1.908 49.9 24.0 14.7
2009 08 17 12 42.05 +01 20.6 2.503 1.930 45.3 21.9 14.8
2009 08 22 12 44.27 +02 12.3 2.604 1.953 40.8 19.8 15.0
2009 08 27 12 46.66 +02 58.9 2.698 1.979 36.5 17.7 15.1


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On the 31st May, 2009,  14:00 UT, the magnitude 7.5  comet C/2008 Q3 (Garradd) will pass  2.36° from the magnitude 6.3 open cluster NGC 5617 in the constellation  Centaurus.     

Position(2000): RA 14 : 29.8, Dec -60 : 43

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MPEC 2008-U19

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Comet C/2008 Q3 (Garradd) was  discovered by G. J. Garradd (Siding Spring Survey) on August 27, 2008, and confirmed by A.C. Gilmore (Mount John Observatory).
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet  indicate a perihelion passage on July 1, 2009, at a distance of 2.5 AU from the Sun.

MPEC 2008-Q52
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-- Edited by Blobrana at 21:20, 2008-10-20

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