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 Comet C/2008 S3 (Boattini) makes its closest approach to the Earth (7.518 AU) on the 5th September, 2012



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Comet C/2008 S3 (Boattini) makes its closest approach to the Earth (7.075 AU) on the 30th September, 2011.



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Comet C/2008 S3 (Boattini) is at Perihelion (8.018 AU) on the 7th June, 2011.



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Orbital elements:
C/2008 S3 (Boattini)
Epoch 2011 June 8.0 TT = JDT 2455720.5
T 2011 June 5.37195 TT MPC
q 8.0226636 (2000.0) P Q
z -0.0006475 Peri. 39.86712 +0.94192528 +0.23158960
+/-0.0005071 Node 54.93483 +0.17800796 -0.95838124
e 1.0051947 Incl. 162.71523 +0.28476293 -0.16694804
MPEC 2008 -X59

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Comet C/2008 S3 (Boattini) was discovered on he 29th September, 2008, by A. Boattini (Mt Lemmon Survey).
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 4th  April, 2011, at a distance of 3.1 AU from the Sun.

MPEC 2008-S98
Ephemeris


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