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Comet 208P/McMillan makes its closest approach to the Earth (2.413 AU) in the constellation Ophiuchus on the 23rd June 2015.

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 06 20    17 01 46.6 -27 07 06   2.4136  3.4143   168.1     3.5  19.7
2015 06 21    17 00 59.1 -27 06 35   2.4130  3.4108   167.0     3.8  19.7
2015 06 22    17 00 12.0 -27 06 01   2.4127  3.4074   165.9     4.2  19.7
2015 06 23    16 59 25.4 -27 05 26   2.4126  3.4040   164.8     4.5  19.7
2015 06 24    16 58 39.2 -27 04 48   2.4128  3.4006   163.8     4.8  19.7
2015 06 25    16 57 53.6 -27 04 08   2.4133  3.3972   162.7     5.1  19.7
2015 06 26    16 57 08.5 -27 03 27   2.4141  3.3938   161.6     5.4  19.7
2015 06 27    16 56 24.0 -27 02 43   2.4151  3.3903   160.5     5.7  19.7
2015 06 28    16 55 40.2 -27 01 58   2.4164  3.3869   159.4     6.1  19.7
2015 06 29    16 54 57.1 -27 01 12   2.4179  3.3835   158.3     6.4  19.7
2015 06 30    16 54 14.7 -27 00 24   2.4197  3.3801   157.2     6.7  19.7
2015 07 01    16 53 33.1 -26 59 34   2.4218  3.3767   156.1     7.0  19.7
2015 07 02    16 52 52.2 -26 58 44   2.4241  3.3733   155.1     7.3  19.7
2015 07 03    16 52 12.2 -26 57 52   2.4267  3.3699   154.0     7.6  19.7
2015 07 04    16 51 33.1 -26 56 59   2.4295  3.3665   152.9     7.9  19.7
2015 07 05    16 50 54.8 -26 56 06   2.4325  3.3630   151.8     8.2  19.7


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Comet 208P/McMillan is at Opposition (2.435 AU) in the constellation Ophiuchus on the 10th June 2015 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 06 09    17 10 40.5 -27 10 03   2.4390  3.4519   175.6     1.3  19.8
2015 06 10    17 09 52.0 -27 10 01   2.4352  3.4485   175.8     1.2  19.8
2015 06 11    17 09 03.3 -27 09 55   2.4318  3.4450   175.7     1.3  19.8
2015 06 12    17 08 14.5 -27 09 47   2.4286  3.4416   175.3     1.4  19.8
2015 06 13    17 07 25.7 -27 09 36   2.4258  3.4382   174.7     1.6  19.8
2015 06 14    17 06 36.9 -27 09 23   2.4232  3.4348   173.9     1.8  19.8
2015 06 15    17 05 48.1 -27 09 07   2.4209  3.4314   173.1     2.0  19.8
2015 06 16    17 04 59.4 -27 08 48   2.4188  3.4279   172.1     2.3  19.8
2015 06 17    17 04 10.8 -27 08 26   2.4171  3.4245   171.2     2.6  19.8
2015 06 18    17 03 22.5 -27 08 02   2.4157  3.4211   170.1     2.9  19.8
2015 06 19    17 02 34.4 -27 07 35   2.4145  3.4177   169.1     3.2  19.8
2015 06 20    17 01 46.6 -27 07 06   2.4136  3.4143   168.1     3.5  19.7
2015 06 21    17 00 59.1 -27 06 35   2.4130  3.4108   167.0     3.8  19.7
2015 06 22    17 00 12.0 -27 06 01   2.4127  3.4074   165.9     4.2  19.7
2015 06 23    16 59 25.4 -27 05 26   2.4126  3.4040   164.8     4.5  19.7
2015 06 24    16 58 39.2 -27 04 48   2.4128  3.4006   163.8     4.8  19.7
2015 06 25    16 57 53.6 -27 04 08   2.4133  3.3972   162.7     5.1  19.7
2015 06 26    16 57 08.5 -27 03 27   2.4141  3.3938   161.6     5.4  19.7
2015 06 27    16 56 24.0 -27 02 43   2.4151  3.3903   160.5     5.7  19.7
2015 06 28    16 55 40.2 -27 01 58   2.4164  3.3869   159.4     6.1  19.7
2015 06 29    16 54 57.1 -27 01 12   2.4179  3.3835   158.3     6.4  19.7
2015 06 30    16 54 14.7 -27 00 24   2.4197  3.3801   157.2     6.7  19.7


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Comet 208P/McMillan is at Opposition (3.706 AU) on the 23rd April 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 04 20    14 05 12.1 -12 17 44   3.7156  4.7184   176.2     0.8  22.1
2014 04 21    14 04 34.9 -12 14 57   3.7120  4.7159   177.4     0.6  22.1
2014 04 22    14 03 57.6 -12 12 09   3.7087  4.7135   178.5     0.3  22.1
2014 04 23    14 03 20.2 -12 09 20   3.7057  4.7110   179.5     0.1  22.1
2014 04 24    14 02 42.7 -12 06 31   3.7030  4.7086   179.1     0.2  22.1
2014 04 25    14 02 05.3 -12 03 42   3.7007  4.7061   178.1     0.4  22.1
2014 04 26    14 01 27.8 -12 00 52   3.6986  4.7036   176.9     0.7  22.1
2014 04 27    14 00 50.3 -11 58 02   3.6968  4.7012   175.8     0.9  22.1
2014 04 28    14 00 12.9 -11 55 13   3.6954  4.6987   174.7     1.1  22.1
2014 04 29    13 59 35.5 -11 52 23   3.6943  4.6962   173.5     1.4  22.1
2014 04 30    13 58 58.3 -11 49 34   3.6934  4.6937   172.4     1.6  22.1
2014 05 01    13 58 21.2 -11 46 45   3.6929  4.6913   171.3     1.9  22.0
2014 05 02    13 57 44.3 -11 43 56   3.6927  4.6888   170.2     2.1  22.0
2014 05 03    13 57 07.5 -11 41 09   3.6928  4.6863   169.0     2.3  22.0
2014 05 04    13 56 31.0 -11 38 22   3.6932  4.6838   167.9     2.6  22.0
2014 05 05    13 55 54.7 -11 35 37   3.6939  4.6813   166.8     2.8  22.0
2014 05 06    13 55 18.7 -11 32 52   3.6949  4.6788   165.7     3.1  22.0
2014 05 07    13 54 42.9 -11 30 09   3.6961  4.6763   164.5     3.3  22.0
2014 05 08    13 54 07.5 -11 27 27   3.6977  4.6738   163.4     3.5  22.0
2014 05 09    13 53 32.4 -11 24 47   3.6996  4.6713   162.3     3.8  22.0
2014 05 10    13 52 57.7 -11 22 09   3.7017  4.6688   161.2     4.0  22.0
2014 05 11    13 52 23.4 -11 19 32   3.7041  4.6662   160.1     4.2  22.0
2014 05 12    13 51 49.5 -11 16 57   3.7068  4.6637   159.0     4.5  22.0
2014 05 13    13 51 16.0 -11 14 25   3.7098  4.6612   157.9     4.7  22.0
2014 05 14    13 50 42.9 -11 11 54   3.7131  4.6587   156.8     4.9  22.0
2014 05 15    13 50 10.3 -11 09 26   3.7167  4.6561   155.6     5.1  22.0
2014 05 16    13 49 38.2 -11 07 00   3.7205  4.6536   154.5     5.4  22.0
2014 05 17    13 49 06.6 -11 04 37   3.7245  4.6511   153.4     5.6  22.0
2014 05 18    13 48 35.6 -11 02 16   3.7289  4.6485   152.4     5.8  22.0
2014 05 19    13 48 05.0 -10 59 58   3.7335  4.6460   151.3     6.0  22.0
2014 05 20    13 47 35.1 -10 57 43   3.7384  4.6434   150.2     6.2  22.0


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Comet P/2008 U1 (McMillan) = P/2000 S7.

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Orbital elements:
P/2008 U1 (McMillan)
T 2008 May 13.1148 TT MPC
q 2.526759 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.1215274 Peri. 310.5049 +0.9727008 +0.2275095
a 4.036640 Node 36.4120 -0.1827057 +0.8723299
e 0.374044 Incl. 4.4199 -0.1430798 +0.4327585
P 8.11
From 30 observations 2008 Sept. 20-Oct. 26.
MPEC 2008-U59

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Comet P/2008 U1 (McMillan) was discovered by R.S. McMillan (LPL/Spacewatch II, University of Arizona) on the 18th October, 2008.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage  on the 12th May 12, 2008 at a distance of 2.523942 AU from the Sun, and a 8.13 year period.
 
MPEC 2008-U29
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