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    M.P.E.C. 2003-S107                               Issued 2003 Sept. 30, 23:09 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/2002 N 4
    
    Observations:
        SK02N040  C2002 08 14.00655 20 47 41.38 -18 24 51.2          24.7 R      807
        SK02N040  C2002 08 14.13779 20 47 40.51 -18 24 54.6                      807
        SK02N040  C2002 08 14.19312 20 47 40.15 -18 24 56.0                      807
        SK02N040  C2002 08 16.03731 20 47 28.22 -18 25 44.3          24.6 R      807
        SK02N040  C2002 08 16.12087 20 47 27.69 -18 25 46.8                      807
        SK02N040  C2002 08 16.18696 20 47 27.26 -18 25 48.6                      807
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.09063 20 45 40.15 -18 32 42.2          25.0 R      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.09607 20 45 40.12 -18 32 42.2          25.2 R      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.10150 20 45 40.08 -18 32 42.3                      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.19134 20 45 39.59 -18 32 44.2          24.8 R      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.19677 20 45 39.54 -18 32 44.3                      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.20221 20 45 39.51 -18 32 44.4                      309
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.86540 20 45 35.96 -18 32 58.3                      950
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.88504 20 45 35.86 -18 32 58.4                      950
        SK02N040  C2002 09 03.90715 20 45 35.73 -18 32 58.9                      950
        SK02N040  C2003 08 18.98238 20 56 44.91 -17 50 03.0                      807
        SK02N040  C2003 08 19.01812 20 56 44.70 -17 50 03.8          24.3 R      807
        SK02N040  C2003 08 19.05980 20 56 44.40 -17 50 05.0                      807
        SK02N040  C2003 08 19.10626 20 56 44.12 -17 50 06.4                      807
        SK02N040  C2003 09 28.02620 20 53 21.86 -18 03 33.5                      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 28.09679 20 53 21.62 -18 03 34.4                      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 28.15159 20 53 21.48 -18 03 34.7                      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 29.99016 20 53 15.69 -18 03 56.6                      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 29.99408 20 53 15.69 -18 03 56.7                      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 30.02188 20 53 15.59 -18 03 56.9          24.6 R      304
        SK02N040  C2003 09 30.02564 20 53 15.58 -18 03 57.1                      304
    
    Observer details:
    304 Las Campanas.  Observer M. Holman.  Clay 6.5-m reflector + CCD.
    309 Cerro Paranal.  Observers J.-M. Petit, P. Rousselot, O. Mousis.
        Measurer B. Gladman.  ESO 8.2-m UT3 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.
    950 La Palma.  Observer T. Grav.  Measurer M. Holman.  2.5-m Nordic Optical
        Telescope + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    S/2002 N 4
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 27.0 TT = JDT 2453000.5                 MPC
    M 253.86311              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.03997527     Peri.   89.76912     +0.60133725     -0.61091946
    a   0.3151978      Node    52.16877     -0.68309653     -0.72740497
    e   0.6049199      Incl.  139.30893     +0.41445463     -0.31250509
    P  24.66           H   10.4           P/d  9005.57
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    020814 807  0.3+  0.3+    020903 309  0.1+  0.3+    030819 807  0.1+  0.2-
    020814 807  0.2+  0.3+    020903 309  0.2-  0.3+    030928 304  0.6+  0.0
    020814 807  0.3+  0.4+    020903 309  0.2-  0.3+    030928 304  0.6+  0.0
    020816 807  0.2-  1.1-    020903 950  0.2-  0.3+    030928 304  1.1+  0.3+
    020816 807  0.0   1.5-    020903 950  0.1-  0.7+    030929 304  0.6-  0.0
    020816 807  0.0   1.6-    020903 950  0.2-  0.6+    030929 304  0.4-  0.1-
    020903 309  0.1+  0.2+    030818 807  0.1-  0.1-    030930 304  0.6-  0.1+
    020903 309  0.1+  0.3+    030819 807  0.2+  0.0     030930 304  0.6-  0.1-
    020903 309  0.0   0.4+    030819 807  0.2-  0.1-
    
    Ephemeris:
        S/2002 N 4                                                   q = 0.1245
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_N   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl.m1"/')
    2003 09 28    20 53.36   -18 03.6   29.135    0.449  1266+/1.48+  1623-/ 27.0-
    2003 10 08    20 52.93   -18 05.3   29.283    0.449  1260+/1.47+  1610-/ 26.8-
    2003 10 18    20 52.70   -18 06.0   29.444    0.448  1256+/1.47+  1595-/ 26.6-
    2003 10 28    20 52.70   -18 05.8   29.613    0.447  1254+/1.47+  1580-/ 26.3-
    2003 11 07    20 52.94   -18 04.7   29.786    0.447  1255+/1.47+  1563-/ 26.0-
    2003 11 17    20 53.40   -18 02.7   29.956    0.446  1259+/1.47+  1545-/ 25.8-
    2003 11 27    20 54.09   -17 59.8   30.120    0.445  1265+/1.48+  1527-/ 25.4-
    2003 12 07    20 54.98   -17 56.0   30.273    0.444  1274+/1.49+  1509-/ 25.1-
    2003 12 17    20 56.05   -17 51.5   30.409    0.444  1286+/1.50+  1491-/ 24.8-
    2003 12 27    20 57.28   -17 46.3   30.525    0.443  1300+/1.52+  1473-/ 24.5-
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-S107
    

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