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Comet C/2009 T1 (McNaught) makes its closest approach to the Earth (6.120 AU)

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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
Epoch 2009 Oct. 16.0 TT = JDT 2455120.5
T 2009 Oct. 8.49721 TT MPC
q 6.2206485 (2000.0) P Q
z +0.0001930 Peri. 282.55022 +0.12792035 +0.56794926
+/-0.0000378 Node 54.39632 +0.54943744 +0.64191903
e 0.9987993 Incl. 89.89774 -0.82568449 +0.51514425

MPEC 2009 - Y10


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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2009 Oct. 10.1832 TT MPC
q 6.221804 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 282.7003 +0.1293940 +0.5678347
Node 54.3812 +0.5511260 +0.6403312
e 1.0 Incl. 89.9021 -0.8243284 +0.5172424
From 50 observations 2009 Oct. 9-Nov. 27.

MPEC 2009 - W141


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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2009 Oct. 8.7613 TT MPC
q 6.222821 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 282.5715 +0.1281006 +0.5683822
Node 54.3637 +0.5496942 +0.6413998
e 1.0 Incl. 89.9071 -0.8254856 +0.5153135
From 41 observations 2009 Oct. 9-Nov. 10.

MPEC 2009 - V55


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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2009 Oct. 8.064 TT MPC
q 6.22345 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 282.508 +0.127464 +0.568642
Node 54.356 +0.548991 +0.641929
e 1.0 Incl. 89.910 -0.826052 +0.514367
From 35 observations 2009 Oct. 9-Nov. 5.

MPEC 2009 - V15


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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2009 Oct. 2.154 TT MPC
q 6.23039 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 281.970 +0.122013 +0.570860
Node 54.285 +0.543011 +0.646364
e 1.0 Incl. 89.932 -0.830814 +0.506293
From 30 observations 2009 Oct. 9-18.

MPEC 2009 - U45


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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2010 Jan. 1.675 TT MPC
q 6.02476 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 290.736 +0.206431 +0.518760
Node 56.066 +0.636085 +0.573125
e 1.0 Incl. 89.352 -0.743493 +0.634362
From 24 observations 2009 Oct. 9-11.

MPEC 2009 - T47


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Comet C/2009 T1 (McNaught) was discovered by R. McNaught (Siding Spring Survey) on the 9th October, 2009.
With this new comet, Rob McNaught now has 53 comet discoveries to his credit.

The orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 25th March, 2010, at a distance of 5.57 AU from the Sun.

Ephemeris

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Orbital elements:
C/2009 T1 (McNaught)
T 2010 Mar. 25.069 TT MPC
q 5.56975 (2000.0) P Q
Peri. 300.574 +0.280940 +0.418664
Node 59.778 +0.732213 +0.488212
e 1.0 Incl. 88.081 -0.620432 +0.765748
From 17 observations 2009 Oct. 9-11.

MPEC 2009 - T36


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