[Iaude] CBET 4352: 20170130 : COMET P/2017 B2 = P/2010 J5 (McNAUGHT)

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                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 4352
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COMET P/2017 B2 = P/2010 J5 (McNAUGHT)
     J. V. Scotti, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona
reports his recovery of comet P/2010 J5 (cf. IAUCs 9148, 9157) on R-band CCD
images obtained with the Spacewatch 1.8-m f/2.7 reflector at Kitt Peak,
the comet appearing faint and stellar in all images.  On Jan. 26, the comet
was very faint, just above the limit of the photograph; longer exposure was
taken on Jan. 29, but there was poor seeing.

     2017 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.       Mag.   Observer
     Jan. 26.51769   11 44 35.37   +11 34 39.5   22.5   Scotti
          26.52517   11 44 35.24   +11 34 40.5            "
          26.53265   11 44 35.19   +11 34 41.9   22.4     "
          29.49971   11 43 59.36   +11 44 11.9   22.2     "
          29.51094   11 43 59.15   +11 44 14.8   22.1     "
          29.52216   11 43 59.08   +11 44 16.3   21.8     "

The indicated correction to the predictions by S. Nakano in the ICQ's 2016
Comet Handbook (p. H15) is Delta(T) = +0.01 day.
     The following linked orbital elements (from 103 observations spanning
2005 Nov. 1-2017 Jan. 29; mean residual 0".5) by G. V. Williams appear on
MPEC 2017-B123.

                    Epoch = 2018 Feb. 11.0 TT
     T = 2018 Jan. 29.25380 TT        Peri. = 146.69923
     e = 0.0905064                    Node  =  65.52121 2000.0
     q = 3.7508721 AU                 Incl. =   7.36319
       a =  4.1241325 AU   n = 0.11768068   P =   8.38 years


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2017 January 30                  (CBET 4352)              Daniel W. E. Green




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