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                                                  Circular No. 5903
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
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COMET KUSHIDA-MURAMATSU (1993t)
     S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the photographic discovery
of a comet by Yoshio Kushida and Osamu Muramatsu.  The following
observations have been reported:

     1993 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Dec.  8.65382    5 35 49.02   +22 33 05.1   16.5   Kushida
           8.68646    5 35 47.44   +22 33 05.7            "
           9.54254    5 35 06.94   +22 33 25.7   16.5     "
           9.57813    5 35 05.26   +22 33 27.6            "
          11.81180    5 33 17.35   +22 34 19.6   16       "
          12.44468    5 32 46.96   +22 34 36.4   16.0   Kojima
          12.45816    5 32 46.26   +22 34 37.6            "
          12.46795    5 32 45.81   +22 34 36.7   16     Urata
          12.47517    5 32 45.46   +22 34 37.2            "
          12.47845    5 32 45.33   +22 34 37.1            "
          12.48333    5 32 45.14   +22 34 37.1   15.7   Nakamura
          12.48681    5 32 44.97   +22 34 37.2            "
          12.48891    5 32 44.89   +22 34 37.0          Kobayashi
          12.51372    5 32 43.63   +22 34 38.1          Nakamura
          12.53315    5 32 42.60   +22 34 38.1          Kobayashi
          12.53843    5 32 42.26   +22 34 37.3          Kojima
          12.54076    5 32 42.23   +22 34 38.2          Kobayashi

Y. Kushida and O. Muramatsu (Yatsugatake South Base Observatory).
  0.25-m f/3.4 reflector.  Comet diffuse with central condensation;
  coma diameter about 1'-2'.
T. Kojima (YGCO Chiyoda Observatory).  0.25-m Wright-Schmidt Camera
  + CCD.  Coma extends to the west.
T. Urata (Nihondaira Observatory Oohira Station).  0.31-m reflector
  + CCD.  Comet diffuse with moderate central condensation; coma
  diameter 30", extending toward p.a. 270 deg.
A. Nakamura (Kuma Kogen).  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD (no
  filter).  Short tail toward p.a. 260 deg.
T. Kobayashi (Oizumi).  0.25-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.


1993 December 12               (5903)            Daniel W. E. Green

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