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IAUC 8924: P/2008 E2 = P/2003 KV_2

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                                                  Circular No. 8924
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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COMET P/2008 E2 = P/2003 KV_2 (LINEAR)
     After the posting on the Minor Planet Center's 'NEOCP' webpage
of an apparently asteroidal object discovered by the Catalina Sky
Survey, S. Foglia (Novara Veveri, Italy) suggested an
identification with comet P/2003 KV_2 (cf. IAUC 8139), indicating a
correction of Delta(T) = +0.8 day to the prediction by Nakano on
MPC 56801.  CCD astrometry:

     2008 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.       Mag.   Observer
     Mar.  3.46904   15 57 40.93   +24 18 15.2   18.7   Hill
           3.47646   15 57 42.30   +24 18 14.6   19.0     "
           3.48384   15 57 43.52   +24 18 14.4   18.7     "
           3.49127   15 57 44.89   +24 18 14.4   19.0     "
           3.99893   15 59 12.01   +24 17 35.6   19.2   Suessenberger
           4.00323   15 59 12.73   +24 17 34.9   19.5     "
           4.01054   15 59 13.98   +24 17 34.1   19.2     "
           4.04198   15 59 19.28   +24 17 32.4   20.0     "
           4.06552   15 59 23.34   +24 17 30.4          Birtwhistle
           4.07005   15 59 24.09   +24 17 30.0            "
           4.07465   15 59 24.86   +24 17 30.1   19.5     "
           4.35803   16 00 13.55   +24 17 13.6   18.7   McGaha
           4.36091   16 00 14.16   +24 17 12.7   19.2     "
           4.36378   16 00 14.54   +24 17 12.7   19.8     "
           4.48099   16 00 34.27   +24 17 05.5          Ries
           4.48764   16 00 35.40   +24 17 04.9            "
           4.49428   16 00 36.48   +24 17 04.7            "

R. E. Hill (Catalina).  0.68-m Schmidt telescope.
U. Suessenberger (Bergen-Enkheim Observatory).  0.36-m reflector.
P. Birtwhistle (Great Shefford, U.K.).  0.40-m reflector.
J. E. McGaha (Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson).  0.36-m reflector.
J. G. Ries (McDonald Observatory).  0.76-m reflector.

     The following orbital elements by B. G. Marsden are from 171
observations, 2003-2008 (mean residual 0".7):

                    Epoch = 2008 May  14.0 TT
     T = 2008 May  19.0176 TT         Peri. = 188.7935
     e = 0.630017                     Node  =  66.3890  2000.0
     q = 1.060435 AU                  Incl. =  25.5549
       a =  2.866176 AU    n = 0.2031187    P =   4.85 years

                      (C) Copyright 2008 CBAT
2008 March 4                   (8924)            Daniel W. E. Green

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