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IAUC 7991: C/2002 S8, S9, S10, S11, T2, T3; P/2002 T4

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                                                  Circular No. 7991
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
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COMETS C/2002 S8, S9, S10, S11, T2, T3 (SOHO)
     Further to IAUC 7986, D. Hammer reports additional comets
found on SOHO website C2 images by D. Evans (C/2002 S8), S. Hoenig
(S9), M. Boschat (S10), T. Scarmato (S11), X. Leprette (T2), and M.
Oates (T3).  All were also observed in the C3 coronagraph except
for C/2002 T2, and all were Kreutz sungrazers except C/2002 S11
(Kracht group) and S/2002 T2 (Meyer group).  The reduced astrometry
and orbital elements by B. G. Marsden appear on MPEC 2002-T75.

    Comet         2002 UT           R.A. (2000) Decl.
    C/2002 S8     Sept.21.071      11 28.4   - 0 13
    C/2002 S9          23.471      11 40.2   - 0 59
    C/2002 S10         26.071      11 54.4   - 1 48
    C/2002 S11         30.071      12 14.6   - 1 16
    C/2002 T2     Oct.  4.271      12 35.8   - 2 17
    C/2002 T3           8.679      12 39.5   - 6 56


COMET P/2002 T4 (NEAT)
     K. Lawrence, S. Pravdo, and E. Helin, Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, report the discovery on Oct. 11.22 UT of a comet (with
a nuclear condensation of diameter about 4" and a tail about 20"
long toward the south-southwest) on NEAT images taken at Palomar.
M. Hicks reports that images taken by J. Young at Table Mountain on
Oct. 12.3 (through cirrus clouds) show a diffuse coma and a faint
5" tail to the southwest.  D. Balam, University of Victoria,
reports that images taken by J. Clem with the 1.82-m Plaskett
telescope (also on Oct. 12.3) also show the object to be cometary
in appearance (3 pixels, or 3".3, larger than nearby stars).

     2002 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.        m1
     Oct. 11.22228    2 04 33.10   +18 08 40.9   19.3

The available astrometry (including prediscovery LINEAR
observations from Oct. 4 and 9), the following elliptical orbital
elements, and an ephemeris appear on MPEC 2002-T76.

     T = 2002 July 25.536 TT          Peri. = 359.570
     e = 0.44916                      Node  = 358.796   2000.0
     q = 2.11594 AU                   Incl. =   6.033
       a =  3.84130 AU     n = 0.130914     P =   7.53 years

                      (C) Copyright 2002 CBAT
2002 October 12                (7991)            Daniel W. E. Green

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