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                                                  Circular No. 4570
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
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COMET LEVY (1988e)
     The following additional positions have been reported:

    1988 UT             R. A.  (1950)   Decl.        Observer
    Mar. 22.53541     21 36 32.62    +18 00 11.1     Shoemaker
         22.80625     21 36 54.65    +18 07 49.7     Seki
         23.5257      21 37 50.3     +18 27 29       Maury
         24.49612     21 39 09.40    +18 55 19.9     Skiff
         24.50417     21 39 09.53    +18 55 32.2       "

E. M. Shoemaker and N. G. Thomas (Palomar).  0.46-m Schmidt film.
   Fan-shaped tail to west-southwest.  Measurer C. S. Shoemaker.
T. Seki (Geisei).  0.60-m reflector.  5'.0 tail in p.a. 250 deg.
A. Maury (Palomar).  Camera with 230-mm telephoto lens; weak image.
B. A. Skiff (Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station).  R.A. uncertain
   for Mar. 24.50417.  Measured by Skiff and C. J. Cunningham.

     Very preliminary parabolic elements from four observations:

        T = 1988 May 5.11 ET        Peri. = 154.59
                                    Node  = 354.72   1950.0
        q =   0.6223 AU             i     = 127.58

     1988 ET     R. A. (1950) Decl.     Delta      r       m1
     Mar. 20    21 33.43    +16 54.4    1.704    1.126    11.7
          25    21 39.85    +19 10.2
          30    21 47.78    +21 54.5    1.402    0.975    10.6
     Apr.  4    21 58.24    +25 17.8
           9    22 13.18    +29 34.9    1.082    0.833     9.4
          14    22 36.56    +35 04.6
          19    23 17.09    +41 56.3    0.778    0.713     8.0


VARIABLE IN ANDROMEDA
     G. M. Hurst, Basingstoke, England, reports the discovery by D.
McAdam, Telford, England, of a new variable star on nova patrol
photographs taken Mar. 21.  The object is located at R.A. = 2h26.3, Decl.
= +39 50' (equinox 1950.0).  There is no candidate at this position
on Atlas Stellarum to B about 13.8.  Visual and photovisual magnitude
estimates:  Feb. 12.802 UT, [11.5 (M. Mobberley); Mar. 15.835, [9.0
(N. James); 21.90, 10.0 (McAdam); 21.913, 10.0 (McAdam); 25.844,
10.8 (Mobberley); 25.844, 10.6 (Hurst).


1988 March 26                  (4570)            Daniel W. E. Green

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