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  • MPEC 2003-A75 : S/2002 N 1, 2002 N 2, 2002 N3

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    M.P.E.C. 2003-A75                                Issued 2003 Jan. 13, 17:00 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.
    
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                             S/2002 N 1, 2002 N 2, 2002 N3
    
    Observations:
        SK02N010  C2001 08 10.02379 20 38 00.22 -18 13 24.5          24.2 R      807
        SK02N010  C2001 08 10.11901 20 37 59.62 -18 13 27.1          24.2 R      807
        SK02N010  C2001 08 10.21688 20 37 58.99 -18 13 29.6          24.2 R      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 14.00655 20 47 08.20 -18 00 12.0          24.6 R      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 14.13779 20 47 07.31 -18 00 15.6                      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 14.19312 20 47 06.96 -18 00 17.2                      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 16.03731 20 46 54.98 -18 01 09.8                      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 16.12087 20 46 54.42 -18 01 12.2          24.3 R      807
        SK02N010  C2002 08 16.18696 20 46 54.00 -18 01 13.9                      807
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.05508 20 45 06.19 -18 08 58.1                      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.06052 20 45 06.16 -18 08 58.2          24.0 R      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.06594 20 45 06.12 -18 08 58.4          24.3 R      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.15553 20 45 05.62 -18 09 00.4          23.8 R      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.16097 20 45 05.59 -18 09 00.6          23.9 R      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 03.16641 20 45 05.56 -18 09 00.7          23.9 N      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 04.01802 20 45 00.94 -18 09 20.7                      309
        SK02N010  C2002 09 04.03667 20 45 00.84 -18 09 21.0                      309
        SK02N020  C2001 07 23.39411 20 38 28.68 -18 14 52.9                      568
        SK02N020  C2001 07 23.46403 20 38 28.20 -18 14 54.9          25.3 R      568
        SK02N020  C2001 07 23.55187 20 38 27.64 -18 14 56.9                      568
        SK02N020  C2002 08 14.01345 20 45 43.12 -18 02 55.9                      807
        SK02N020  C2002 08 14.10409 20 45 42.55 -18 02 58.2          25.2 R      807
        SK02N020  C2002 08 14.17147 20 45 42.14 -18 03 00.3                      807
        SK02N020  C2002 08 15.99705 20 45 30.72 -18 03 49.0                      807
        SK02N020  C2002 08 16.08557 20 45 30.19 -18 03 51.3          25.2 R      807
        SK02N020  C2002 08 16.16647 20 45 29.69 -18 03 53.5                      807
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.03204 20 43 46.07 -18 11 13.3          25.3 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.03748 20 43 46.04 -18 11 13.4          25.4 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.04835 20 43 45.97 -18 11 13.5          25.6 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.13244 20 43 45.53 -18 11 15.2          25.7 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.13788 20 43 45.49 -18 11 15.7          25.3 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.14331 20 43 45.47 -18 11 15.6          25.5 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 03.14873 20 43 45.44 -18 11 15.8          25.4 R      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.07780 20 43 35.49 -18 11 58.2                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.08392 20 43 35.45 -18 11 58.7                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.09005 20 43 35.42 -18 11 58.8                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.09616 20 43 35.40 -18 11 59.0                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.10230 20 43 35.37 -18 11 58.9                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.11457 20 43 35.30 -18 11 58.9                      309
        SK02N020  C2002 09 05.12069 20 43 35.30 -18 11 58.9                      309
        SK02N030  C2001 08 11.05005 20 39 20.34 -18 23 04.1          25.4 R      807
        SK02N030  C2001 08 11.08372 20 39 20.13 -18 23 04.9          25.4 R      807
        SK02N030  C2001 08 11.17850 20 39 19.51 -18 23 07.2          25.4 R      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 13.01769 20 48 05.02 -17 47 11.2                      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 13.07746 20 48 04.64 -17 47 12.8                      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 13.09404 20 48 04.53 -17 47 13.2          24.5 R      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 15.04597 20 47 51.80 -17 48 01.8                      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 15.12053 20 47 51.31 -17 48 03.8                      807
        SK02N030  C2002 08 15.21912 20 47 50.67 -17 48 06.3          24.5 R      807
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.07293 20 45 56.53 -17 55 27.7          24.9 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.07836 20 45 56.51 -17 55 27.7          24.9 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.08380 20 45 56.47 -17 55 27.8          24.7 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.17319 20 45 55.97 -17 55 29.5          25.2 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.17862 20 45 55.94 -17 55 29.8          25.0 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 03.18406 20 45 55.91 -17 55 30.0          25.2 R      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 04.99983 20 45 46.11 -17 56 07.8                      309
        SK02N030  C2002 09 05.06871 20 45 45.75 -17 56 09.2                      309
    
    Observer details:
    309 Cerro Paranal.  Observers J.-M. Petit, P. Rousselot, O. Mousis.
        Measurer B. Gladman.  ESO 8.2-m UT3 Telescope + CCD.
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observer J. Kavelaars.  Measurer M. Holman.  3.6-m
        Canada-France-Hawaii telescope + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers M. Holman, J. Kavelaars.  Measurers M. Holman,
        J. Kavelaars, T. Grav, W. Fraser, D. Milisavljevic.  4-m Blanco reflector
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    S/2002 N 1
    Epoch 2002 Nov. 22.0 TT = JDT 2452600.5                 MPC
    M  39.23980              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.12551296     Peri.  179.13011     +0.65157026     +0.39240467
    a   0.1470004      Node   228.89412     +0.69068448     +0.04703637
    e   0.4317281      Incl.  120.50347     +0.31370551     -0.91858922
    P   7.85           H    9.7           P/d  2868.23
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    K018A  807  0.1-  0.0     K028G  807  0.0   0.4-    K0293  309  0.0   0.1+
    K018A  807  0.1+  0.0     K028G  807  0.2-  0.5-    K0293  309  0.0   0.0
    K018A  807  0.0   0.1+    K028G  807  0.0   0.3-    K0293  309  0.0   0.0
    K028E  807  0.2+  0.3+    K0293  309  0.1+  0.0     K0294  309  0.0   0.0
    K028E  807  0.1-  0.4+    K0293  309  0.1+  0.0     K0294  309  0.0   0.1+
    K028E  807  0.1+  0.4+    K0293  309  0.1-  0.1-
    
    S/2002 N 2
    Eccentricity assumed
    Epoch 2002 Nov. 22.0 TT = JDT 2452600.5                 MPC
    M 191.17050              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.14308668     Peri.   27.07148     +0.22000553     -0.64695271
    a   0.1347032      Node    60.63766     +0.67216766     -0.44186679
    e   0.1728137      Incl.   56.90003     +0.70695700     +0.62145468
    P   6.89           H   11.0           P/d  2515.96
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    K017N  568  0.0   0.0     K028G  807  1.0+  0.4-    K0295  309  0.2-  0.2+
    K017N  568  0.2-  0.1-    K0293  309  0.1+  0.1+    K0295  309  0.4-  0.2-
    K017N  568  0.2+  0.2+    K0293  309  0.0   0.1+    K0295  309  0.3-  0.1-
    K028E  807  0.4-  0.2-    K0293  309  0.1-  0.2+    K0295  309  0.2-  0.2-
    K028E  807  0.3-  0.1-    K0293  309  0.0   0.4+    K0295  309  0.1-  0.0
    K028E  807  0.1+  0.3-    K0293  309  0.1-  0.0     K0295  309  0.2-  0.3+
    K028F  807  0.3+  0.4-    K0293  309  0.0   0.2+    K0295  309  0.2+  0.4+
    K028G  807  0.8+  0.3-    K0293  309  0.0   0.2+
    
    S/2002 N 3
    Eccentricity assumed
    Epoch 2002 Nov. 22.0 TT = JDT 2452600.5                 MPC
    M 269.57627              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.13106531     Peri.  144.58207     -0.82714245     +0.14046284
    a   0.1428189      Node    53.65304     -0.52563380     -0.53597321
    e   0.4726309      Incl.   42.50063     +0.19885794     -0.83246796
    P   7.52           H   10.6           P/d  2746.72
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    K018B  807  0.1-  0.0     K028F  807  0.1-  0.8+    K0293  309  0.0   0.0
    K018B  807  0.0   0.0     K028F  807  0.0   0.7+    K0293  309  0.0   0.2-
    K018B  807  0.1+  0.0     K028F  807  0.1+  0.7+    K0293  309  0.0   0.3-
    K028D  807  0.4-  0.0     K0293  309  0.0   0.3-    K0294  309  0.0   0.4-
    K028D  807  0.1-  0.1-    K0293  309  0.2+  0.2-    K0295  309  0.2+  0.4-
    K028D  807  0.1-  0.1-    K0293  309  0.0   0.2-
    
    Ephemerides:
        S/2002 N 1                                                   q = 0.0835
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_N   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl.m1"/')
    2003 03 12    20 58.13   -17 21.7   30.919    0.133    73+/0.09+   756-/ 12.6-
    2003 03 22    20 59.29   -17 17.1   30.802    0.135    52+/0.06+   770-/ 12.8-
    2003 04 01    21 00.29   -17 13.1   30.667    0.136    30+/0.04+   783-/ 13.1-
    2003 04 11    21 01.10   -17 09.9   30.516    0.137     9+/0.01+   797-/ 13.3-
    2003 04 21    21 01.72   -17 07.5   30.355    0.139    13-/0.02-   811-/ 13.5-
    2003 05 01    21 02.13   -17 06.0   30.187    0.140    35-/0.04-   825-/ 13.7-
    2003 05 11    21 02.32   -17 05.4   30.018    0.142    56-/0.07-   838-/ 14.0-
    2003 05 21    21 02.29   -17 05.7   29.853    0.143    78-/0.09-   850-/ 14.2-
    2003 05 31    21 02.05   -17 07.0   29.695    0.145   100-/0.12-   862-/ 14.4-
    2003 06 10    21 01.61   -17 09.1   29.550    0.146   121-/0.14-   873-/ 14.6-
    2003 06 20    21 00.97   -17 11.9   29.422    0.148   142-/0.17-   883-/ 14.7-
    2003 06 30    21 00.18   -17 15.4   29.315    0.149   164-/0.19-   892-/ 14.9-
    2003 07 10    20 59.25   -17 19.5   29.231    0.150   185-/0.21-   900-/ 15.0-
    2003 07 20    20 58.22   -17 23.9   29.174    0.152   205-/0.24-   906-/ 15.1-
    2003 07 30    20 57.13   -17 28.5   29.145    0.153   226-/0.26-   911-/ 15.2-
    2003 08 09    20 56.01   -17 33.2   29.145    0.154   246-/0.29-   914-/ 15.2-
    2003 08 19    20 54.91   -17 37.8   29.174    0.156   266-/0.31-   916-/ 15.3-
    2003 08 29    20 53.87   -17 42.1   29.232    0.157   285-/0.33-   917-/ 15.3-
    2003 09 08    20 52.93   -17 46.0   29.317    0.158   304-/0.35-   917-/ 15.3-
    2003 09 18    20 52.12   -17 49.2   29.425    0.159   323-/0.38-   916-/ 15.3-
    2003 09 28    20 51.48   -17 51.8   29.556    0.161   341-/0.40-   914-/ 15.2-
    2003 10 08    20 51.03   -17 53.6   29.703    0.162   359-/0.42-   911-/ 15.2-
    2003 10 18    20 50.79   -17 54.5   29.864    0.163   377-/0.44-   908-/ 15.1-
    2003 10 28    20 50.78   -17 54.6   30.033    0.164   394-/0.46-   904-/ 15.1-
    2003 11 07    20 50.99   -17 53.7   30.204    0.166   412-/0.48-   900-/ 15.0-
    2003 11 17    20 51.43   -17 51.9   30.374    0.167   429-/0.50-   897-/ 14.9-
    2003 11 27    20 52.09   -17 49.2   30.537    0.168   447-/0.52-   893-/ 14.9-
    2003 12 07    20 52.95   -17 45.7   30.687    0.169   464-/0.54-   890-/ 14.8-
    2003 12 17    20 53.99   -17 41.4   30.822    0.170   482-/0.56-   888-/ 14.8-
    2003 12 27    20 55.18   -17 36.5   30.936    0.171   499-/0.58-   886-/ 14.8-
    
        S/2002 N 2                                                   q = 0.1114
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_N   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl. ("/')
    2003 03 12    20 57.63   -17 21.7   30.943    0.156   355-/0.41-   759-/ 12.6-
    2003 03 22    20 58.83   -17 17.1   30.825    0.156   340-/0.40-   768-/ 12.8-
    2003 04 01    20 59.87   -17 13.0   30.689    0.156   325-/0.38-   778-/ 13.0-
    2003 04 11    21 00.73   -17 09.7   30.538    0.156   309-/0.36-   787-/ 13.1-
    2003 04 21    21 01.40   -17 07.3   30.376    0.155   292-/0.34-   796-/ 13.3-
    2003 05 01    21 01.85   -17 05.7   30.208    0.155   275-/0.32-   805-/ 13.4-
    2003 05 11    21 02.09   -17 05.0   30.039    0.155   258-/0.30-   814-/ 13.6-
    2003 05 21    21 02.11   -17 05.3   29.873    0.155   239-/0.28-   822-/ 13.7-
    2003 05 31    21 01.91   -17 06.4   29.715    0.154   220-/0.26-   829-/ 13.8-
    2003 06 10    21 01.51   -17 08.4   29.569    0.154   200-/0.23-   835-/ 13.9-
    2003 06 20    21 00.93   -17 11.2   29.441    0.154   180-/0.21-   841-/ 14.0-
    2003 06 30    21 00.18   -17 14.6   29.333    0.153   159-/0.18-   845-/ 14.1-
    2003 07 10    20 59.30   -17 18.6   29.249    0.153   137-/0.16-   848-/ 14.1-
    2003 07 20    20 58.33   -17 23.0   29.191    0.153   115-/0.13-   850-/ 14.2-
    2003 07 30    20 57.28   -17 27.6   29.161    0.152    93-/0.11-   851-/ 14.2-
    2003 08 09    20 56.22   -17 32.2   29.161    0.152    70-/0.08-   851-/ 14.2-
    2003 08 19    20 55.17   -17 36.7   29.189    0.152    48-/0.06-   850-/ 14.2-
    2003 08 29    20 54.18   -17 40.9   29.246    0.151    25-/0.03-   847-/ 14.1-
    2003 09 08    20 53.28   -17 44.7   29.330    0.151     3-/0.00    844-/ 14.1-
    2003 09 18    20 52.52   -17 48.0   29.438    0.151    19+/0.02+   840-/ 14.0-
    2003 09 28    20 51.93   -17 50.5   29.567    0.150    40+/0.05+   834-/ 13.9-
    2003 10 08    20 51.52   -17 52.2   29.714    0.150    61+/0.07+   829-/ 13.8-
    2003 10 18    20 51.33   -17 53.1   29.874    0.150    81+/0.09+   822-/ 13.7-
    2003 10 28    20 51.36   -17 53.1   30.041    0.149   101+/0.12+   816-/ 13.6-
    2003 11 07    20 51.61   -17 52.2   30.212    0.149   120+/0.14+   809-/ 13.5-
    2003 11 17    20 52.09   -17 50.3   30.382    0.148   138+/0.16+   802-/ 13.4-
    2003 11 27    20 52.79   -17 47.6   30.544    0.148   156+/0.18+   795-/ 13.2-
    2003 12 07    20 53.69   -17 44.0   30.694    0.147   174+/0.20+   788-/ 13.1-
    2003 12 17    20 54.77   -17 39.7   30.828    0.147   191+/0.22+   781-/ 13.0-
    2003 12 27    20 56.01   -17 34.7   30.942    0.147   207+/0.24+   774-/ 12.9-
    
        S/2002 N 3                                                   q = 0.0753
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_N   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl. ("/')
    2003 03 12    20 59.04   -17 01.5   30.788    0.158   861+/1.00+   453+/  7.5+
    2003 03 22    21 00.21   -16 56.6   30.671    0.156   848+/0.99+   461+/  7.7+
    2003 04 01    21 01.22   -16 52.2   30.535    0.155   835+/0.97+   470+/  7.8+
    2003 04 11    21 02.05   -16 48.6   30.383    0.153   821+/0.95+   478+/  8.0+
    2003 04 21    21 02.68   -16 45.9   30.220    0.152   808+/0.94+   486+/  8.1+
    2003 05 01    21 03.09   -16 44.0   30.051    0.151   793+/0.92+   493+/  8.2+
    2003 05 11    21 03.29   -16 43.1   29.881    0.149   778+/0.90+   500+/  8.3+
    2003 05 21    21 03.27   -16 43.1   29.714    0.148   762+/0.88+   507+/  8.4+
    2003 05 31    21 03.03   -16 44.1   29.555    0.146   745+/0.86+   513+/  8.5+
    2003 06 10    21 02.59   -16 45.9   29.408    0.145   727+/0.84+   518+/  8.6+
    2003 06 20    21 01.96   -16 48.5   29.278    0.143   708+/0.82+   522+/  8.7+
    2003 06 30    21 01.17   -16 51.8   29.169    0.141   687+/0.80+   526+/  8.8+
    2003 07 10    21 00.24   -16 55.7   29.084    0.140   665+/0.77+   529+/  8.8+
    2003 07 20    20 59.20   -17 00.0   29.025    0.138   642+/0.75+   531+/  8.8+
    2003 07 30    20 58.11   -17 04.5   28.994    0.137   617+/0.72+   532+/  8.9+
    2003 08 09    20 56.99   -17 09.1   28.992    0.135   591+/0.69+   532+/  8.9+
    2003 08 19    20 55.88   -17 13.7   29.020    0.133   565+/0.66+   531+/  8.9+
    2003 08 29    20 54.83   -17 18.0   29.076    0.132   537+/0.63+   530+/  8.8+
    2003 09 08    20 53.88   -17 21.9   29.159    0.130   509+/0.59+   528+/  8.8+
    2003 09 18    20 53.06   -17 25.2   29.267    0.128   481+/0.56+   525+/  8.8+
    2003 09 28    20 52.41   -17 27.9   29.396    0.127   452+/0.53+   522+/  8.7+
    2003 10 08    20 51.95   -17 29.8   29.543    0.125   424+/0.49+   519+/  8.6+
    2003 10 18    20 51.69   -17 30.8   29.703    0.123   395+/0.46+   515+/  8.6+
    2003 10 28    20 51.67   -17 31.0   29.872    0.122   367+/0.43+   511+/  8.5+
    2003 11 07    20 51.87   -17 30.2   30.044    0.120   339+/0.40+   507+/  8.4+
    2003 11 17    20 52.29   -17 28.6   30.214    0.118   312+/0.36+   503+/  8.4+
    2003 11 27    20 52.94   -17 26.0   30.377    0.116   284+/0.33+   498+/  8.3+
    2003 12 07    20 53.79   -17 22.6   30.528    0.115   258+/0.30+   493+/  8.2+
    2003 12 17    20 54.82   -17 18.5   30.664    0.113   232+/0.27+   489+/  8.1+
    2003 12 27    20 56.01   -17 13.7   30.779    0.111   206+/0.24+   484+/  8.1+
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-A75
    

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