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Comet P/2008 T1 (Boattini) makes its closest approach to the Earth (2.979 AU) in the constellation Libra on the 24th May 2015



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Comet P/2008 T1 (Boattini) is at Opposition (2.990 AU) in the constellation Libra on the 15th May 2015 

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 05 14    15 21 28.0 -20 55 00   2.9930  4.0028   177.5     0.6  19.4
2015 05 15    15 20 47.6 -20 52 23   2.9903  4.0004   177.6     0.6  19.4
2015 05 16    15 20 07.2 -20 49 43   2.9880  3.9980   177.2     0.7  19.4
2015 05 17    15 19 26.9 -20 47 03   2.9859  3.9956   176.4     0.9  19.4
2015 05 18    15 18 46.5 -20 44 21   2.9841  3.9932   175.5     1.1  19.4
2015 05 19    15 18 06.3 -20 41 37   2.9826  3.9907   174.5     1.4  19.4
2015 05 20    15 17 26.2 -20 38 53   2.9814  3.9883   173.5     1.6  19.4
2015 05 21    15 16 46.2 -20 36 07   2.9805  3.9859   172.4     1.9  19.4
2015 05 22    15 16 06.4 -20 33 21   2.9799  3.9835   171.4     2.2  19.4
2015 05 23    15 15 26.9 -20 30 34   2.9795  3.9811   170.3     2.5  19.4
2015 05 24    15 14 47.6 -20 27 47   2.9795  3.9786   169.2     2.7  19.4
2015 05 25    15 14 08.6 -20 24 59   2.9798  3.9762   168.1     3.0  19.4
2015 05 26    15 13 30.0 -20 22 12   2.9803  3.9738   167.0     3.3  19.4
2015 05 27    15 12 51.7 -20 19 24   2.9811  3.9714   165.9     3.6  19.4
2015 05 28    15 12 13.8 -20 16 36   2.9823  3.9689   164.8     3.8  19.4
2015 05 29    15 11 36.3 -20 13 49   2.9836  3.9665   163.7     4.1  19.4
2015 05 30    15 10 59.3 -20 11 02   2.9853  3.9641   162.6     4.4  19.4
2015 05 31    15 10 22.7 -20 08 15   2.9873  3.9617   161.5     4.7  19.4


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Comet P/2008 T1 (Boattini) is at Opposition (3.871 AU) on the 3rd April 2014

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 04 01    12 44 59.4 -07 38 21   3.8762  4.8739   176.5     0.7  20.8
2014 04 02    12 44 25.6 -07 34 53   3.8737  4.8722   177.2     0.6  20.8
2014 04 03    12 43 51.8 -07 31 24   3.8715  4.8705   177.4     0.5  20.8
2014 04 04    12 43 18.0 -07 27 54   3.8697  4.8687   177.2     0.6  20.8
2014 04 05    12 42 44.3 -07 24 23   3.8681  4.8670   176.6     0.7  20.8
2014 04 06    12 42 10.5 -07 20 52   3.8669  4.8653   175.8     0.9  20.8
2014 04 07    12 41 36.9 -07 17 20   3.8659  4.8635   174.8     1.1  20.8
2014 04 08    12 41 03.3 -07 13 47   3.8653  4.8618   173.8     1.3  20.8
2014 04 09    12 40 29.8 -07 10 15   3.8650  4.8601   172.8     1.5  20.8
2014 04 10    12 39 56.5 -07 06 42   3.8650  4.8583   171.7     1.7  20.8
2014 04 11    12 39 23.4 -07 03 09   3.8653  4.8566   170.6     1.9  20.8
2014 04 12    12 38 50.4 -06 59 37   3.8659  4.8548   169.5     2.1  20.8
2014 04 13    12 38 17.7 -06 56 05   3.8667  4.8531   168.4     2.4  20.8
2014 04 14    12 37 45.2 -06 52 33   3.8679  4.8514   167.3     2.6  20.8
2014 04 15    12 37 12.9 -06 49 02   3.8694  4.8496   166.2     2.8  20.8
2014 04 16    12 36 40.9 -06 45 32   3.8712  4.8478   165.1     3.0  20.8
2014 04 17    12 36 09.2 -06 42 03   3.8733  4.8461   164.0     3.3  20.8
2014 04 18    12 35 37.9 -06 38 36   3.8757  4.8443   162.9     3.5  20.8
2014 04 19    12 35 06.9 -06 35 09   3.8784  4.8426   161.8     3.7  20.8
2014 04 20    12 34 36.2 -06 31 44   3.8813  4.8408   160.7     3.9  20.8
2014 04 21    12 34 05.9 -06 28 20   3.8846  4.8390   159.6     4.1  20.8
2014 04 22    12 33 36.0 -06 24 59   3.8881  4.8373   158.5     4.4  20.8
2014 04 23    12 33 06.5 -06 21 39   3.8919  4.8355   157.4     4.6  20.8
2014 04 24    12 32 37.5 -06 18 21   3.8960  4.8337   156.3     4.8  20.8
2014 04 25    12 32 08.9 -06 15 05   3.9004  4.8320   155.2     5.0  20.8
2014 04 26    12 31 40.8 -06 11 51   3.9050  4.8302   154.1     5.2  20.8
2014 04 27    12 31 13.3 -06 08 40   3.9099  4.8284   153.0     5.4  20.8
2014 04 28    12 30 46.2 -06 05 32   3.9151  4.8266   151.9     5.6  20.8
2014 04 29    12 30 19.6 -06 02 26   3.9205  4.8248   150.8     5.8  20.8
2014 04 30    12 29 53.7 -05 59 23   3.9262  4.8230   149.7     6.0  20.8


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Orbital elements:
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)
Epoch 2008 Feb. 24.0 TT = JDT 2454520.5
T 2008 Feb. 26.33103 TT MPC
q 3.0427858 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.11312613 Peri. 35.85765 +0.84413086 +0.53507329
a 4.2340966 Node 291.75972 -0.49997780 +0.76290409
e 0.2813613 Incl. 2.08311 -0.19355956 +0.36286903
P 8.71

MPEC 2009 - U41


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An Italian astronomer said he has discovered a new comet --the fifth one he has found in less than a year.

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An Italian astronomer said he has discovered a new comet --the fifth one he has found in less than a year.
Andrea Boattini, who is currently working at Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory in Arizona, said he spotted the comet while scanning near-Earth objects.

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Comet P/2008 T1 (Boattini) was discovered by Andrea Boattini (Mt Lemmon Survey) on October 1, 2008.
The comet was identified on archive Spacewatch images from the 2  and 21 September, 2008.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet  indicate a perihelion passage on February 25, 2008 at a distance of 3 AU from the Sun, and a 8.77 years period.

Ephemeris:

Date TT R. A. (2000) Decl. Delta r Elong. Phase mag
2008 10 01    00 42.95   +07 50.1    2.237    3.234   174.3     1.8  17.8
2008 10 11 00 36.61 +07 10.1 2.260 3.252 172.7 2.2 17.9
2008 10 21 00 30.87 +06 31.0 2.311 3.271 161.6 5.5 18.0
2008 10 31 00 26.30 +05 57.0 2.389 3.290 150.4 8.6 18.1
2008 11 10 00 23.33 +05 31.7 2.492 3.309 139.6 11.2 18.2
2008 11 20 00 22.19 +05 17.1 2.615 3.329 129.2 13.3 18.3
2008 11 30 00 22.94 +05 14.1 2.754 3.349 119.3 14.9 18.4


MPEC 2008-T30
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