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RE: Comets C/2008 W1, 2009 A1 (STEREO)
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Two new comets  have been discovered on images taken by the STEREO-A and STEREO-B satellites.

C/2008 W1 (STEREO) - Alan Watson
C/2009 A1 (STEREO) - Alan Watson


The comet C/2008 W1 belongs to the Kreutz cometary orbital group, while the comet C/2009 A1 does not belong to any known group.

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Orbital elements:
Comet T q e Peri. Node Incl. C
CK08W010 2008 Nov. 19.97 0.0051 1.0 84.72 6.05 142.75 X
CK09A010 2009 Jan. 11.78 0.1271 1.0 102.33 340.01 51.47
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Ephemeris:
C/2009 A1 (STEREO)
Date TT R. A. (2000) Decl. Delta r Elong. Phase m1 m2
2009 01 24 18 43.70 -38 49.8 0.922 0.488 29.4 82.4 17.7
2009 01 29 18 43.55 -45 21.1 0.984 0.631 37.4 71.4 19.0
2009 02 03 18 47.14 -50 39.6 1.044 0.762 44.0 63.9 19.9
2009 02 08 18 52.91 -55 11.1 1.102 0.886 49.8 58.3 20.7
MPEC 2009 -B10

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