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    M.P.E.C. 2003-W66                                Issued 2003 Nov. 26, 12:24 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
    
                                       2003 WY87
    
    Observations:
         K03W87Y* C2003 11 24.19821 03 17 11.31 +24 30 53.2          19.6        704
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 24.23550 03 17 13.77 +24 33 19.1          20.2        704
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 24.24788 03 17 14.62 +24 34 08.1          20.1        704
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.25013 03 20 09.01 +26 42 58.3          20.0 R      649
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.25190 03 20 09.16 +26 43 04.9          20.2 R      649
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.25368 03 20 09.26 +26 43 12.3          20.2 R      649
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.42134 03 20 22.51 +26 53 49.5          19.1 R      926
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.42265 03 20 22.58 +26 53 53.3          19.4 R      926
         K03W87Y  C2003 11 26.42398 03 20 22.70 +26 53 58.0          19.4 R      926
    
    Observer details:
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer R. Fredrick.  0.75-m Newtonian
        + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, D. Torres, R. Kracke, M. McCleary,
        H. Stange, A. Milner.  Measurers J. Stuart, R. Sayer, J. Evans, J. Kommers.
        1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  0.81-m
        f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 WY87
    Epoch 2003 Nov. 17.0 TT = JDT 2452960.5                 MPC
    M 358.03190              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.26578769     Peri.    6.13350     +0.49447865     -0.85906923
    a   2.3957756      Node    54.30745     +0.79038537     +0.38110473
    e   0.5115106      Incl.    9.37187     +0.36163771     +0.34170052
    P   3.71           H   22.7           G   0.15
    From 9 observations 2003 Nov. 24-26.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 WY87                a,e,i = 2.40, 0.51, 9                   q = 1.1703
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 11 27    03 21.30   +27 30.5    0.188    1.171   167.3    10.7    20.1
    2003 12 07    03 39.05   +36 52.7    0.206    1.179   158.7    17.7    20.5
    2003 12 17    04 01.23   +43 26.5    0.236    1.198   151.9    22.7    21.0
    2003 12 27    04 26.51   +47 11.0    0.279    1.227   147.0    25.9    21.5
    2004 01 06    04 53.32   +48 42.6    0.331    1.264   143.2    27.8    22.0
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-W66
    

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