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  • MPEC 2003-S105: S/2001 U 2

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    M.P.E.C. 2003-S105                               Issued 2003 Sept. 30, 22:45 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.
    
             Supported in part by the Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                      S/2001 U 2
    
    Observations:
        SK01U020  C2001 08 13.23319 21 40 52.96 -14 46 58.9          25.0 R      807
        SK01U020  C2001 08 13.29446 21 40 52.36 -14 47 01.8          24.9 R      807
        SK01U020  C2001 08 13.35711 21 40 51.75 -14 47 04.6          25.1 R      807
        SK01U020  C2001 09 21.17200 21 35 14.43 -15 14 26.4          25   R      675
        SK01U020  C2001 09 21.22091 21 35 14.10 -15 14 28.0          25.1 R      675
        SK01U020  C2001 09 21.24238 21 35 13.94 -15 14 29.0                      675
        SK01U020  C2003 08 29.38944 22 09 32.88 -12 13 38.8                      568
        SK01U020  C2003 08 29.41209 22 09 32.66 -12 13 40.2                      568
        SK01U020  C2003 08 29.43328 22 09 32.42 -12 13 41.2                      568
        SK01U020  C2003 08 30.41824 22 09 23.49 -12 14 30.0          25.2 R      568
        SK01U020  C2003 08 30.43948 22 09 23.30 -12 14 31.1          25.1 R      568
        SK01U020  C2003 09 20.38884 22 06 23.61 -12 30 32.9                      568
        SK01U020  C2003 09 20.41457 22 06 23.45 -12 30 34.0                      568
        SK01U020  C2003 09 30.14790 22 05 12.87 -12 36 40.6          25.0 R      304
        SK01U020  C2003 09 30.15166 22 05 12.85 -12 36 40.7                      304
        SK01U020  C2003 09 30.15542 22 05 12.82 -12 36 40.7                      304
    
    Observer details:
    304 Las Campanas.  Observer M. Holman.  Clay 6.5-m reflector + CCD.
    675 Palomar Mountain.  Observers P. Nicholson, C. Dumas.  Measurer B. Gladman.
        5-m Hale reflector + CCD.
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers S. S. Sheppard, D. C. Jewitt.  Measurer S. S.
        Sheppard.  Sabaru 8.2-m reflector + CCD, Gemini 8.2-m reflector + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers M. Holman, J. Kavelaars.  Measurers M. Holman,
        J. Kavelaars, D. Milisavljevic, T. Grav.  4-m Blanco reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    S/2001 U 2
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 27.0 TT = JDT 2453000.5                 MPC
    M 212.62319              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.12746623     Peri.  164.87893     +0.50071405     +0.85142643
    a   0.1376921      Node   225.13163     +0.76958317     -0.35532986
    e   0.4262518      Incl.  167.27841     +0.39626656     -0.38576382
    P   7.73           H   12.5           P/d  2824.28
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    010813 807  0.2+  0.3-    030829 568  0.4+  0.1-    030920 568  0.3-  0.1-
    010813 807  0.1+  0.3-    030829 568  0.3+  0.4-    030930 304  0.1+  0.5+
    010813 807  0.0   0.1-    030829 568  0.4-  0.4-    030930 304  0.2+  0.5+
    010921 675  0.3-  0.4+    030830 568  0.2+  0.3-    030930 304  0.1+  0.6+
    010921 675  0.0   0.4+    030830 568  0.3+  0.3-
    010921 675  0.1-  0.1+    030920 568  0.9-  0.1-
    
    Ephemeris:
        S/2001 U 2                                                   q = 0.0790
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_U   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl.m1"/')
    2003 09 28    22 05.46   -12 35.4   19.173    0.194  1917-/2.18-   769-/ 12.8-
    2003 10 08    22 04.41   -12 40.8   19.284    0.194  1904-/2.17-   757-/ 12.6-
    2003 10 18    22 03.62   -12 44.7   19.416    0.194  1889-/2.15-   745-/ 12.4-
    2003 10 28    22 03.11   -12 47.0   19.565    0.194  1871-/2.13-   732-/ 12.2-
    2003 11 07    22 02.92   -12 47.6   19.725    0.193  1852-/2.11-   720-/ 12.0-
    2003 11 17    22 03.05   -12 46.4   19.894    0.193  1831-/2.09-   707-/ 11.8-
    2003 11 27    22 03.51   -12 43.4   20.064    0.193  1809-/2.06-   695-/ 11.6-
    2003 12 07    22 04.29   -12 38.7   20.232    0.192  1787-/2.04-   684-/ 11.4-
    2003 12 17    22 05.37   -12 32.4   20.391    0.192  1765-/2.01-   673-/ 11.2-
    2003 12 27    22 06.73   -12 24.5   20.538    0.192  1742-/1.98-   662-/ 11.0-
    2004 01 06    22 08.34   -12 15.3   20.668    0.191  1721-/1.96-   653-/ 10.9-
    2004 01 16    22 10.16   -12 05.0   20.778    0.191  1699-/1.93-   643-/ 10.7-
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-S105
    

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