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    M.P.E.C. 2002-E08                                Issued 2002 Mar. 3, 17:33 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
       on behalf of Commission 20 of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2002 DB4
    
    Observations:
         K02D04B* C2002 02 26.10902 02 51 46.81 +01 22 08.9          17.8 R      699
         K02D04B  C2002 02 26.12149 02 51 50.06 +01 22 17.8                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 02 26.13395 02 51 53.42 +01 22 26.1                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 02 26.14644 02 51 56.59 +01 22 35.6                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 02 27.09440 02 56 07.97 +01 33 17.4          18.2 R      448
         K02D04B  C2002 02 27.09822 02 56 08.99 +01 33 19.9          18.2 R      448
         K02D04B  C2002 02 27.10219 02 56 10.01 +01 33 22.8          18.2 R      448
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74552 03 03 19.89 +01 51 40.9                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74635 03 03 20.13 +01 51 40.6                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74714 03 03 20.40 +01 51 41.7                      557
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74719 03 03 20.35 +01 51 41.8                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74881 03 03 20.86 +01 51 42.1                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.74965 03 03 21.10 +01 51 44.3          17.2 R      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.75169 03 03 21.53 +01 51 44.8                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.75257 03 03 21.72 +01 51 46.0                      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.75341 03 03 22.05 +01 51 46.1          17.3 R      046
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.75413 03 03 22.15 +01 51 46.8                      557
         K02D04B  C2002 02 28.75553 03 03 22.54 +01 51 47.6                      557
         K02D04B  C2002 03 01.11942 03 04 56.51 +01 55 48.9          18.3 R      699
         K02D04B  C2002 03 01.12408 03 04 57.74 +01 55 51.9                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 03 01.12873 03 04 58.90 +01 55 55.8                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 03 01.13340 03 05 00.08 +01 55 57.8                      699
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.17525 03 13 41.43 +02 17 59.8          19.1 R      651
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.17742 03 13 42.08 +02 18 01.9          19.1 R      651
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.18228 03 13 43.34 +02 18 04.9          19.1 R      651
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.39793 03 14 37.78 +02 20 30.5          18.4 R      428
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.40435 03 14 39.48 +02 20 34.4          18.2 R      428
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.41098 03 14 41.03 +02 20 38.4          18.4 R      428
         K02D04B  C2002 03 03.41715 03 14 42.71 +02 20 42.4          18.3 R      428
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    428 Reedy Creek.  Observer J. Broughton.  0.25-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. Stevens.  0.30-m f/6.3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    651 Grasslands Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.62-m f/5.1
        reflector + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observers B. W. Koehn, W. S. Kelly.  0.59-m
        LONEOS Schmidt + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2002 DB4
    Epoch 2002 Feb. 15.0 TT = JDT 2452320.5                 MPC
    M  79.01193              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   1.13379488     Peri.  100.16540     +0.85444095     +0.46412724
    a   0.9108490      Node   232.58079     -0.51100143     +0.83192030
    e   0.3765472      Incl.   17.09681     +0.09385203     +0.30412912
    P   0.87           H   16.5           G   0.15
    From 29 observations 2002 Feb. 26-Mar. 3.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2002 DB4                 a,e,i = 0.91, 0.38, 17                  q = 0.5679
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2002 02 25    02 46.82   +01 09.4    0.946    1.031    64.3    59.9    18.6
    2002 03 07    03 29.50   +02 57.5    1.010    1.084    65.5    56.4    18.7
    2002 03 17    04 08.26   +04 29.5    1.081    1.130    65.8    53.4    18.9
    2002 03 27    04 44.02   +05 44.9    1.155    1.168    65.3    50.9    19.0
    2002 04 06    05 17.48   +06 43.9    1.228    1.200    64.2    48.7    19.2
    2002 04 16    05 49.27   +07 26.9    1.300    1.224    62.6    46.7    19.3
    2002 04 26    06 19.83   +07 53.8    1.369    1.241    60.7    45.0    19.4
    2002 05 06    06 49.47   +08 05.2    1.433    1.251    58.6    43.5    19.4
    2002 05 16    07 18.47   +08 01.5    1.491    1.254    56.3    42.1    19.5
    2002 05 26    07 47.03   +07 43.1    1.542    1.250    53.9    40.9    19.5
    2002 06 05    08 15.32   +07 10.8    1.585    1.238    51.4    39.8    19.5
    2002 06 15    08 43.51   +06 25.3    1.619    1.220    48.8    38.8    19.5
    2002 06 25    09 11.76   +05 27.6    1.643    1.194    46.3    38.0    19.5
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-E08
    

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