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IAUC 2923: 1976c; 1976d; 1974 XIII

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                                                  Circular No. 2923
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
Cable Address: SATELLITES, NEWYORK
Western Union: RAPID SATELLITE CAMBMASS


COMET SCHUSTER (1976c)
     Hans-Emil Schuster, European Southern Observatory, La Silla,
reports the discovery of a comet on exposures with the 100-cm
Schmidt telescope as shown below.  Some fuzzy tail structure is
clearly visible on the northern side of the images.

     1976 UT          R. A. (1950) Decl.      m1
     Feb. 25.23755   11 01 24    -42 45.2     15
     Mar.  3.17895   10 53 50    -42 45.9     15
           4.09201   10 52 50    -42 49.0     15
           5.08765   10 51 47    -42 49.1     15


COMET BRADFIELD (1976d)
     William A. Bradfield, Dernancourt, near Adelaide, reports the
discovery of another comet.  The available observations are:

     1976 UT          R. A. (1950) Decl.     m1     Observer
     Mar.  3.778     21 30.1     -47 02       9     Bradfield
           3.799     21 30.6     -47 03       9       "
           4.726     21 47.8     -48 08       9       "
           4.85417   21 50.3     -48 15       8     Candy

W. A. Bradfield (Dernancourt).  Diffuse without condensation.
M. P. Candy (Perth Observatory, Bickley).  Position is from corrected
   circle readings.  Comet diffuse with condensation.


PERIODIC COMET SCHWASSMANN-WACHMANN 2 (1974 XIII)
     C. Torres, Department of Astronomy, University of Chile, provides
the following precise positions, obtained at Cerro El Roble:

     1975 UT             R. A. (1950) Decl.
     Jan. 13.25380    12 44 58.51   - 1 39 32.9
          14.25860    12 45 49.04   - 1 42 30.7
     Apr. 15.18414    12 27 12.89   + 2 58 01.7
          18.12493    12 25 31.76   + 3 07 24.6
     May   8.07838    12 18 34.28   + 3 32 31.5


1976 March 5                   (2923)              Brian G. Marsden

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