C/2008 S3 (Boattini)


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Discovered by A. Boattini (Mt. Lemmon Sky Survey) on September, 29 2008

The latest IAU telegrams or the latest CBET's. IAUC Astronomical Headlines.

Minor planet center's orbital elements and Ephemeris, the comet on Seiichi Yoshida's Homepage
Light curves on Cometas ObsJPL Small body database


Again: the distance to the Sun: 8.05 AU,  Perihelion: 2011-06-08.0

C/2008 S3 (Boattini)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2008 S3 (Boattini) by Bernhard Haeusler, 2011-10-18 B/W

36 x 3 min. exposure, 2011-10-18 UT 00:38 to 02:34, 12" SCT  f-6.3 + CCD ST10XME
17.68 mag, coma: 12", tail: 19"  in PA 69


Distance to the Sun: 8.05 AU

C/2008 S3 (Boattini)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2008 S3 (Boattini) by Bernhard Haeusler, 2011-01-30 B/W

4 x 15 min. exposure, 2011-01-30 UT 18:26 to 19:27, 12" SCT  f-6.3 + CCD ST10XME
18.31 mag, coma: 5", tail: 22"  in PA 86


The very faint comet has a nice tail of 33 arc seconds. Distance to the Sun: 8.65 AU

C/2008 S3 (Boattini)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany    C/2008 S3 (Boattini)  by Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

C/2008 S3 (Boattini) by Bernhard Haeusler, 2009-12-17 B/W           enlargement: 4 x

24 x 5 min. exposure, 2009-12-17 UT 21:49 to 23:32, 12" SCT  f-6.3 + CCD ST10XME
18.33 mag, coma: 8", tail: 38"  in PA 93     


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