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    M.P.E.C. 2003-T03                                Issued 2003 Oct. 1, 19:04 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
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                                      2003 SQ222
    
    Observations:
         K03SM2Q* C2003 09 28.39534 00 57 28.55 +10 45 58.8          18.1 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 28.40955 00 56 16.42 +10 45 37.5          18.4 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 28.42381 00 55 08.57 +10 45 13.5          18.4 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.08698 00 37 07.80 +10 37 25.4          19.8 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.09263 00 37 02.60 +10 37 23.0          19.7 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.09882 00 36 57.19 +10 37 19.6          19.9 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.10507 00 36 51.67 +10 37 18.2          20.2 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.11142 00 36 46.25 +10 37 14.9          20.1 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.11764 00 36 41.03 +10 37 12.2          19.5 R      J95
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.15524 00 37 18.68 +10 39 51.7          22.0 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.16354 00 37 11.92 +10 39 56.6          21.8 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.17187 00 37 04.81 +10 39 59.3          19.4 R      699
         K03SM2Q  C2003 09 29.18017 00 36 57.76 +10 40 04.4          21.4 R      699
    
    Observer details:
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observers M. E. Van Ness, B. A. Skiff.
        Measurer R. A. Cash.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 SQ222
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 27.0 TT = JDT 2453000.5                 MPC
    M  75.01057              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.53236192     Peri.  280.71555     +0.26358663     +0.96462296
    a   1.5077571      Node     4.57646     -0.85894158     +0.23704463
    e   0.5196246      Incl.    3.56687     -0.43902329     +0.11537936
    P   1.85           H   29.4           G   0.15           U   7
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    030928 699  0.6-  0.2+    030929 J95  0.5+  0.6-    030929 699  1.7+  0.3+
    030928 699  1.7+  0.2+    030929 J95  0.7-  0.7+    030929 699  1.8-  0.6-
    030928 699  0.8-  0.5-    030929 J95  0.5-  0.2+    030929 699 (4.7-  1.2+)
    030929 J95  1.3+  0.5+    030929 J95  0.4-  0.3+
    030929 J95  0.5-  0.3+    030929 699  0.6+  0.8-
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 SQ222               a,e,i = 1.51, 0.52, 4                   q = 0.7243
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 09 28    04 12.91   +08 59.2    0.0007   1.003   120.7    59.3    15.7
    2003 09 29    00 38.55   +10 48.1    0.0092   1.011   170.2     9.7    19.9
    2003 09 30    00 31.44   +10 41.9    0.018    1.019   171.6     8.3    21.3
    2003 10 01    00 29.00   +10 39.4    0.027    1.028   172.3     7.5    22.1
    2003 10 02    00 27.78   +10 37.9    0.036    1.036   172.6     7.1    22.8
    2003 10 03    00 27.05   +10 36.7    0.044    1.045   172.9     6.8    23.2
    2003 10 04    00 26.58   +10 35.7    0.053    1.053   172.9     6.7    23.6
    2003 10 05    00 26.25   +10 34.8    0.062    1.062   172.8     6.8    24.0
    2003 10 06    00 26.02   +10 33.8    0.071    1.070   172.6     6.9    24.3
    2003 10 07    00 25.86   +10 32.9    0.080    1.079   172.2     7.2    24.6
    2003 10 08    00 25.75   +10 32.0    0.089    1.087   171.8     7.6    24.9
    
         The object passed 0.00059 AU from the earth on Sept. 27.94 UT.
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-T03
    

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