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IAUC 5918: 1994a

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                                                  Circular No. 5918
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
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COMET KUSHIDA (1994a)
     S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports that Yoshio Kushida has
discovered a new comet on Technical Pan 6415 film.  The following
observations have been reported:

     1994 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Jan.  8.80868    9 45 52.0    + 3 10 43     13.5   Kushida
           8.84896    9 45 52.8    + 3 10 17              "
           9.52853    9 46 19.22   + 3 03 23.8   12.5   Kojima
           9.54000    9 46 19.59   + 3 03 16.8            "
           9.54728    9 46 19.82   + 3 03 12.3            "
           9.55382    9 46 20.24   + 3 03 08.4   12.5   Urata
           9.56111    9 46 20.27   + 3 03 03.6            "
           9.56366    9 46 20.44   + 3 03 02.6   11.9   Nakamura
           9.56875    9 46 20.59   + 3 02 59.5            "
           9.57431    9 46 20.76   + 3 02 56.0            "
           9.57663    9 46 20.75   + 3 02 53.3          Kobayashi
           9.58205    9 46 20.90   + 3 02 49.8            "
           9.58569    9 46 21.00   + 3 02 47.7            "
           9.64286    9 46 22.73   + 3 02 13.8   13.2   Kawanishi
           9.64601    9 46 22.90   + 3 02 12.1            "
           9.64899    9 46 22.93   + 3 02 09.3            "

Y. Kushida (Yatsugatake South Base Observatory).  0.10-m f/4.0
   patrol camera.  Comet has strong central condensation with coma
   diameter about 1'-2'; object near edge of patrol film, making
   positions somewhat uncertain.
T. Kojima (YGCO Chiyoda Observatory).  0.25-m f/6 reflector + CCD.
   Comet is diffuse with strong condensation, diameter 35"; short
   tail extends to northwest.
T. Urata (Nihondaira Observatory).  0.31-m f/4.7 reflector + CCD
   (3- to 5-min exposures).  Comet has tail 6'-10' long toward
   northwest; coma diameter about 60".
A. Nakamura (Kuma Kogen).  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
   Coma diameter about 2'.6.
T. Kobayashi (Oizumi).  0.25-m f/4.4 reflector + CCD.
K. Kawanishi (Akou).  0.33-m f/3.3 reflector + CCD.


1994 January 9                 (5918)            Daniel W. E. Green

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