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IAUC 7753: P/2001 TU_80; 2001fz; P/2001 Q6

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                                                  Circular No. 7753
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     An object independently discovered and reported as nebulous
with a 3" coma by NEAT at Palomar on Nov. 16.5 UT has been
identified by G. V. Williams, Minor Planet Center, with an
apparently asteroidal object reported on Oct. 13 and 17 by LINEAR
(m_2 = 19.8; discovery observations on MPS 39482) and on Oct. 19 by
NEAT at Haleakala (MPS 40840), from which an apparently routine
minor-planet orbit was computed (MPEC 2001-V35).  Following posting
on the NEO Confirmation Page, P. Kusnirak at Ondrejov found the
comet to be moderately condensed with a 0'.3 coma on CCD images
taken on Nov. 17.2 with a 0.65-m f/3.6 reflector.

     2001 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1    Observer
     Oct. 13.44483    7 21 41.06   +18 15 03.1          LINEAR
     Nov. 16.52608    8 14 55.59   +17 15 12.8   17.9   NEAT

Additional observations, together with the following orbital
elements and an ephemeris, appear on MPEC 2001-W22:

     T = 2001 Dec.  9.2409 TT         Peri. = 354.7750
     e = 0.480203                     Node  = 109.1832  2000.0
     q = 1.937019 AU                  Incl. =   6.5872
       a =  3.726489 AU    n = 0.1370106    P =   7.194 years

SUPERNOVA 2001fz IN NGC 2280
     Y. L. Qiu and J. Y. Hu, Beijing Astronomical Observatory
(BAO), report the discovery by BAO Supernova Survey of an apparent
supernova in unfiltered images taken with the BAO 0.6-m telescope
on Nov. 15.8 (when the object was at mag about 17.4) and 16.7 UT
(mag about 17.0).  SN 2001fz is located at R.A. = 6h44m50s.26,
Decl. = -27o37'12".7 (equinox 2000.0), which is 15".8 east and
66".1 north of the nucleus of NGC 2280.  An image taken with the
same telescope on Nov. 8 showed no star at this position (limiting
mag 18.0).

COMET P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)
     Total visual magnitude estimates:  Oct. 23.08 UT, 11.0 (K.
Sarneczky, Agasvar, Hungary, 0.44-m reflector); Nov. 5.75, 10.9
(R. J. Bouma, Groningen, The Netherlands, 0.25-m reflector); 10.57,
10.8 (Y. Nagai, Yamanashi, Japan, 0.32-m reflector).

                      (C) Copyright 2001 CBAT
2001 November 17               (7753)            Daniel W. E. Green

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