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IAUC 8828: C/2007 G1; 2007at, 2007au

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                                                  Circular No. 8828
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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     An apparently asteroidal object discovered by the LINEAR
survey (discovery observation tabulated below), and posted on the
Minor Planet Center's 'NEOCP' webpage, has been found by other
astrometrists to have a cometary appearance.  G. Sostero and E.
Guido (Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, observing remotely with a
0.25-m f/3.4 reflector near Mayhill, NM) write that co-adding of 23
unfiltered 60-s exposures from Apr. 11.48 UT shows a small coma of
total mag 17.8 nearly 10" in diameter, elongated toward p.a. 260
deg; additional co-added 60-s images by Guido, A. Lepardo, and
Sostero (0.45-m f/4.4 reflector at Remanzacco, Italy) on Apr. 11.91
show a faint coma nearly 8" in diameter.  R. Ligustri (Udine, Italy,
0.32-m f/9 reflector) reports that ten 120-s images reveal a
cometary appearance.  P. Birtwhistle (Great Shefford, Berkshire,
England, 0.40-m f/6 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector) reports that
images taken on Apr. 12.05-12.15 at a scale of 1"/pixel show a 5"
coma, extended 6" on the southwest side (p.a. about 240 deg).

     2007 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.       Mag.
     Apr. 10.37946   18 05 10.44   +33 53 44.3   18.6

The available astrometry, the following preliminary parabolic
orbital elements, and an ephemeris appear on MPEC 2007-G37.

     T = 2009 Mar.  8.637 TT          Peri. = 232.663
                                      Node  =  72.236   2000.0
     q = 2.46334 AU                   Incl. =  94.461

SUPERNOVAE 2007at AND 2007au
     Two supernovae have been discovered on unfiltered CCD frames
by W. Li and N. Lee (LOSS/KAIT; cf. IAUC 8822).  Discovery

SN      2007 UT      R.A.  (2000.0)  Decl.    Mag.     Offset
2007at  Mar. 18.53  14 51 12.28  -21 23 31.2  17.7  7".7 E, 7".8 S
2007au  Mar. 18.19   7 11 46.11  +49 51 13.4  17.0  41" E, 31" S

Additional information is available on the following Electronic
Telegrams:  2007at in ESO 580-G44, CBETs 893, 898, 899, and 900
(type-Ia, discovered about 9 days after maximum light); 2007au in
UGC 3725, CBETs 895, 898, and 900 (type-Ia, discovered a couple of
days before maximum).

                      (C) Copyright 2007 CBAT
2007 April 12                  (8828)            Daniel W. E. Green

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