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    M.P.E.C. 2003-T58                                Issued 2003 Oct.  9, 14:23 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/2003 U 3
    
    Observations:
        SK03U030  C2001 08 13.23319 21 41 15.72 -14 57 57.9          25.6 R      807
        SK03U030  C2001 08 13.29446 21 41 15.18 -14 58 00.9                      807
        SK03U030  C2001 08 13.35711 21 41 14.59 -14 58 04.0                      807
        SK03U030  C2001 08 25.31784 21 39 23.35 -15 07 40.0                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 08 29.35074 22 11 35.48 -12 23 52.4          25.3 R      568
        SK03U030  C2003 08 29.36731 22 11 35.24 -12 23 52.7                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 08 29.38389 22 11 35.08 -12 23 53.6                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 08 30.41295 22 11 25.82 -12 24 43.6                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 08 30.43419 22 11 25.64 -12 24 44.7          25.1 R      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 20.37742 22 08 27.74 -12 40 19.0                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 20.40564 22 08 27.51 -12 40 20.5                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 28.25526 22 07 30.04 -12 45 11.0                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 28.28154 22 07 29.86 -12 45 12.4                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 29.23403 22 07 23.35 -12 45 44.1                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 29.27642 22 07 23.05 -12 45 45.6                      568
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.16001 22 07 17.13 -12 46 14.3          25.2 R      304
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.16378 22 07 17.10 -12 46 14.4                      304
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.16754 22 07 17.08 -12 46 14.5                      304
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.17134 22 07 17.05 -12 46 14.7                      304
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.17510 22 07 17.04 -12 46 14.9                      304
        SK03U030  C2003 09 30.17886 22 07 17.00 -12 46 14.9                      304
    
    Observer details:
    304 Las Campanas.  Observer M. Holman.  Clay 6.5-m reflector + CCD.
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers S. S. Sheppard, D. C. Jewitt, J. Kavelaars.
        Measurers S. S. Sheppard, J. Kavelaars.  Subaru 8.2-m reflector + CCD,
        Gemini 8.2-m reflector + CCD, 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii telescope + CCD.
    807 Cerro Tololo.  Observers M. Holman, J. Kavelaars.  Measurer J. Kavelaars.
        4-m Blanco reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    S/2003 U 3
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 27.0 TT = JDT 2453000.5                 MPC
    M 278.78557              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.21253006     Peri.   77.97150     +0.00643618     -0.97096987
    a   0.0979247      Node    18.01185     +0.29933902     -0.22628454
    e   0.7826995      Incl.   50.65125     +0.95412511     +0.07754238
    P   4.64           H   12.7           P/d  1693.88
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    010813 807  0.3-  0.2-    030830 568  0.5-  0.3-    030929 568  0.1-  0.0
    010813 807  0.3+  0.2-    030830 568  0.3-  0.3-    030930 304  0.1+  0.2+
    010813 807  0.3+  0.3-    030920 568  0.4+  0.5+    030930 304  0.0   0.2+
    010825 568  0.2-  0.8+    030920 568  0.3+  0.1+    030930 304  0.1+  0.3+
    030829 568  0.6+  0.6-    030928 568  0.3+  0.0     030930 304  0.0   0.2+
    030829 568  0.7-  0.1-    030928 568  0.4+  0.5-    030930 304  0.2+  0.1+
    030829 568  0.8-  0.2-    030929 568  0.0   0.1+    030930 304  0.0   0.2+
    
    Ephemeris:
        S/2003 U 3
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_U   dR.A. ("/m)  dDecl.m1"/')
    2003 10 08    22 06.49   -12 50.1   19.397    0.149    83-/0.09-  1320-/ 22.0-
    2003 10 18    22 05.69   -12 53.8   19.530    0.148    68-/0.08-  1292-/ 21.5-
    2003 10 28    22 05.18   -12 55.8   19.680    0.146    55-/0.06-  1263-/ 21.0-
    2003 11 07    22 04.98   -12 56.1   19.843    0.145    42-/0.05-  1233-/ 20.6-
    2003 11 17    22 05.10   -12 54.6   20.013    0.143    30-/0.03-  1204-/ 20.1-
    2003 11 27    22 05.55   -12 51.4   20.185    0.141    19-/0.02-  1175-/ 19.6-
    2003 12 07    22 06.31   -12 46.4   20.355    0.140     9-/0.01-  1146-/ 19.1-
    2003 12 17    22 07.38   -12 39.8   20.517    0.138     0 /0.00   1118-/ 18.6-
    2003 12 27    22 08.73   -12 31.7   20.667    0.136     8+/0.01+  1091-/ 18.2-
    2004 01 06    22 10.32   -12 22.2   20.799    0.135    15+/0.02+  1065-/ 17.7-
    2004 01 16    22 12.11   -12 11.6   20.912    0.133    22+/0.02+  1040-/ 17.3-
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-T58
    

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