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IAUC 8996: P/2008 T5; V1251 Cyg

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                                                  Circular No. 8996
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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COMET P/2008 T5 (NEAT)
     K. Kadota, Ageo, Saitama-ken, Japan, reports his recovery of
comet P/2001 J1 (cf. IAUCs 7623, 7625, 7635), showing a central
condensation, no tail, and coma diameter 0'.5-0'.6 on CCD images
obtained with a 0.25-m f/6 reflector.  Confirming observations were
also made by H. Abe (Yatsuka-cho, Shimane-ken, Japan, 0.26-m
reflector).

     2008 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.       Mag.   Observer
     Oct. 15.77691    9 28 55.24   + 5 24 59.0          Kadota
          15.77815    9 28 55.63   + 5 24 56.6            "
          15.77939    9 28 56.04   + 5 24 54.2   16.4     "
          17.80022    9 39 16.67   + 4 26 46.8            "
          17.80196    9 39 17.19   + 4 26 44.0            "
          17.80365    9 39 17.68   + 4 26 41.2   16.5     "
          18.79792    9 44 20.38   + 3 58 02.9          Abe
          18.80833    9 44 23.43   + 3 57 45.7   16.0     "
          18.82345    9 44 28.09   + 3 57 19.3          Kadota
          18.82525    9 44 28.64   + 3 57 15.9            "
          18.82704    9 44 29.20   + 3 57 12.9   16.4     "

     The indicated correction to the prediction on MPC 54170 is
Delta(T) = -0.6 day.  The following orbital elements by B. G.
Marsden are from 68 observations, 2000-2008 (mean residual 0".9):

                    Epoch = 2001 Apr.  1.0 TT
     T = 2001 Mar. 14.1052 TT         Peri. = 271.0222
     e = 0.758290                     Node  = 200.7993  2000.0
     q = 0.937075 AU                  Incl. =  10.1577
       a =  3.876861 AU    n = 0.1291171    P =   7.633 years

                    Epoch = 2008 Oct. 21.0 TT
     T = 2008 Nov.  6.2551 TT         Peri. = 271.1732
     e = 0.757141                     Node  = 200.6744  2000.0
     q = 0.944153 AU                  Incl. =  10.1500
       a =  3.887655 AU    n = 0.1285797    P =   7.665 years


V1251 CYGNI
     M. Templeton, AAVSO, reports a rare outburst of this dwarf
nova (cf. IAUC 6123); P. Schmeer reports visual mag 12.6 on Oct.
19.871 UT.

                      (C) Copyright 2008 CBAT
2008 October 20                (8996)            Daniel W. E. Green

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