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IAUC 7038: 1998 U3

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                                                 Circular No. 7038
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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COMET 1998 U3
     E. Meyer (Linz, Austria) and J. Jahn (Bodenteich, Germany)
report the discovery of a comet by Michael Jager on 16- and 9-min
Technical Pan film exposures.  Observers generally report a 1'-2'
coma with condensation and a tail several arcmin long in p.a.
275-281 deg.  The precise CCD positions below were reported
following requests from the Bureau:

     1998 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Oct. 23.93       6 43.3       +41 31        12.5   Jager
          24.85103    6 44 08.66   +41 32 51.0   14.1   Meyer
          24.85591    6 44 08.98   +41 32 51.1   12     Pravec
          24.89547    6 44 11.39   +41 32 53.1   13.0   Ticha
          24.95534    6 44 14.95   +41 32 55.9   16     Mikuz
          24.98812    6 44 16.86   +41 32 57.8   13.3   Kornos
          25.18361    6 44 28.40   +41 33 04.6          Griffin
          25.35451    6 44 38.14   +41 33 12.4          Kowalski
          25.35865    6 44 38.54   +41 33 11.7   13.9   Bell
          25.54384    6 44 49.63   +41 33 16.8   13.3   Asami
          25.55625    6 44 50.39   +41 33 17.0   12.9   Abe
          25.58280    6 44 51.92   +41 33 17.9   12.8   Kojima
          25.58866    6 44 52.26   +41 33 18.2          Aoki
          25.68134    6 44 57.69   +41 33 23.5   13.1   Sugie
          25.70081    6 44 58.73   +41 33 23.2   12.9   Ikari

M. Jager (east of Vienna).  0.25-m f/2.8 Schmidt camera.
E. Meyer and H. Raab (Linz).  0.3-m reflector.
P. Pravec (Ondrejov).  0.65-m reflector.
J. Ticha and M. Tichy (Klet).  0.57-m reflector.
H. Mikuz and S. Maticic (Crni Vrh).  0.36-m reflector + V filter.
L. Kornos and P. Koleny (Modra).  0.6-m reflector.
I. P. Griffin (Cocoa).  0.3-m reflector.
R. Kowalski (Zephyrhills).  0.18-m reflector.
G. Bell and G. Hug (Eskridge).  0.30-m reflector.
A. Asami (Hadano).  Communicated by S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan.
H. Abe (Yatsuka).  Communicated by Nakano.
T. Kojima (Chiyoda).  Communicated by Nakano.
M. Aoki (Toyama).  Communicated by Nakano.
A. Sugie (Dynic Astronomical Observatory).  Communicated by Nakano.
Y. Ikari (Moriyama).  Communiated by Nakano.

                      (C) Copyright 1998 CBAT
1998 October 25                (7038)            Daniel W. E. Green

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