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IAUC 5291: 1991q; 1991 JW

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                                                  Circular No. 5291
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
Telephone 617-495-7244/7440/7444 (for emergency use only)
TWX 710-320-6842 ASTROGRAM CAM     EASYLINK 62794505
MARSDEN or GREEN@CFA.BITNET    MARSDEN or GREEN@CFAPS2.SPAN


COMET LEVY (1991q)
     David H. Levy, Tucson, AZ, reports his discovery of a comet
with a 0.41-m f/5 reflector, as given below.  The object is somewhat
condensed with a 3' coma and no evidence of tail.

     1991 UT           R.A. (1950) Decl.        m1
     June 14.448       1 42.2      +13 32       8
          14.465       1 42.4      +13 34


1991 JW
     No observations of this object have been reported since May 18.
The following orbital elements are from MPC 18442:

     T = 1991 Sept.16.8352 ET         Peri. = 301.8854
     e = 0.118272                     Node  =  53.5166  1950.0
     q = 0.915105 AU                  Incl. =   8.7054
       a =  1.037853 AU    n = 0.9321808    P =   1.057 years

     1991 ET      R.A. (1950) Decl.     Delta      r       V
     June 13    11 26.80    -16 26.8    0.166    1.051    18.3
          18    11 22.66    -19 41.6
          23    11 19.27    -22 48.6    0.176    1.031    18.6
          28    11 16.26    -25 48.1
     July  3    11 13.31    -28 40.1    0.184    1.011    18.9
           8    11 10.14    -31 24.4
          13    11 06.52    -34 00.9    0.189    0.991    19.1
          18    11 02.12    -36 28.8
          23    10 56.59    -38 46.0    0.190    0.972    19.4
          28    10 49.62    -40 49.4
     Aug.  2    10 41.01    -42 35.1    0.187    0.955    19.6
           7    10 30.66    -43 58.8
          12    10 18.65    -44 55.8    0.183    0.941    19.8
          17    10 05.17    -45 20.5
          22     9 50.70    -45 06.6    0.176    0.929    19.9
          27     9 36.05    -44 09.0
     Sept. 1     9 22.23    -42 25.2    0.168    0.920    20.1


1991 June 14                   (5291)             Daniel W. E. Green

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