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    M.P.E.C. 2003-E15                                Issued 2003 Mar. 6, 03:00 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                      S/2003 J 8
    
    Observations:
        SK03J080  C2003 02 08.33831 08 52 40.81 +17 43 41.0          23   R      568
        SK03J080  C2003 02 08.35818 08 52 40.16 +17 43 44.0                      568
        SK03J080  C2003 02 10.50612 08 51 32.88 +17 48 58.3                      568
        SK03J080  C2003 02 26.42655 08 44 04.14 +18 24 09.4          23.3 R      568
        SK03J080  C2003 02 26.45307 08 44 03.47 +18 24 12.5                      568
        SK03J080  C2003 03 04.45935 08 41 46.99 +18 35 10.3          22.5 R      568
        SK03J080  C2003 03 04.46991 08 41 46.77 +18 35 11.4                      568
        SK03J080  C2003 03 05.47453 08 41 26.18 +18 36 52.8          22.5 R      568
        SK03J080  C2003 03 05.48509 08 41 25.93 +18 36 53.5                      568
    
    Observer details:
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers S. S. Sheppard, D. C. Jewitt, J. Kleyna, Y. R.
        Fernandez.  Measurer S. S. Sheppard.  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii
        Telescope + CCD, 2.2-m University of Hawaii Telescope + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    S/2003 J 8
    Epoch 2003 June 10.0 TT = JDT 2452800.5                 MPC
    M 116.96592              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.50498150     Peri.  222.58524     -0.30250413     +0.92032743
    a   0.1537878      Node   327.72535     +0.95060109     +0.31031340
    e   0.2494340      Incl.  152.32987     +0.06963350     -0.23812395
    P   1.95           H   16.0           P/d   712.90
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    030208 568  0.2+  0.0     030226 568  0.1+  0.0     030304 568  0.1+  0.1-
    030208 568  0.1+  0.0     030226 568  0.1+  0.1+    030305 568  0.1+  0.3+
    030210 568  0.3-  0.0     030304 568  0.1+  0.2-    030305 568  0.3-  0.0
    
    Ephemeris:
        S/2003 J 8                                                   q = 0.1154
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_J   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl.m1"/')
    2003 03 02    08 42.70   +18 30.8    4.374    0.147  5900-/6.91-   585-/  9.7-
    2003 03 12    08 39.52   +18 46.6    4.459    0.151  5644-/6.62-   447-/  7.4-
    2003 03 22    08 37.57   +18 57.6    4.566    0.154  5321-/6.25-   301-/  5.0-
    2003 04 01    08 36.95   +19 03.6    4.690    0.158  4940-/5.81-   153-/  2.5-
    2003 04 11    08 37.69   +19 04.5    4.827    0.161  4509-/5.30-     8-/  0.1-
    2003 04 21    08 39.74   +19 00.4    4.972    0.164  4035-/4.74-   127+/  2.1+
    2003 05 01    08 43.02   +18 51.3    5.122    0.167  3527-/4.14-   249+/  4.1+
    2003 05 11    08 47.41   +18 37.6    5.271    0.170  2991-/3.51-   354+/  5.9+
    2003 05 21    08 52.78   +18 19.4    5.417    0.173  2434-/2.85-   440+/  7.3+
    2003 05 31    08 59.00   +17 56.9    5.557    0.175  1861-/2.17-   505+/  8.4+
    2003 06 10    09 05.95   +17 30.5    5.689    0.177  1278-/1.49-   550+/  9.2+
    2003 06 20    09 13.49   +17 00.4    5.809    0.180   690-/0.80-   575+/  9.6+
    2003 06 30    09 21.51   +16 26.8    5.917    0.182   102-/0.12-   581+/  9.7+
    2003 07 10    09 29.91   +15 50.2    6.009    0.184   483+/0.56+   570+/  9.5+
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-E15
    

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