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    M.P.E.C. 1997-B18                                Issued 1997 Jan. 30, 23:25 UT
    
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
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                                       1996 TL66
    
    Observations:
         J96T66L* C1996 10 09.56206 02 00 21.58 +14 44 19.9          20.9 R      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 09.59770 02 00 21.39 +14 44 18.6                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 09.62913 02 00 21.25 +14 44 17.3                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 13.39172 02 00 02.31 +14 42 04.5          20.9 R      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 13.41712 02 00 02.20 +14 42 03.7                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 13.44227 02 00 02.03 +14 42 02.6                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.30505 01 59 52.53 +14 40 56.2                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.34583 01 59 52.32 +14 40 54.8                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.38741 01 59 52.10 +14 40 53.3                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.54823 01 59 51.26 +14 40 47.2                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.58127 01 59 51.09 +14 40 46.0                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 10 15.61737 01 59 50.91 +14 40 44.8                      568
         J96T66L  C1996 11 15.14876 01 57 14.83 +14 21 47.8                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 15.27444 01 57 14.30 +14 21 43.2                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 15.28946 01 57 14.22 +14 21 42.6                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 17.16251 01 57 05.45 +14 20 34.2          20.7 R      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 17.17459 01 57 05.37 +14 20 33.9                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 18.09057 01 57 01.15 +14 20 00.8          20.5 R      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 18.23890 01 57 00.46 +14 19 55.7                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 19.17700 01 56 56.20 +14 19 22.1                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 11 19.24701 01 56 55.87 +14 19 19.5                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 15.13605 01 55 21.48 +14 05 38.6                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 15.21984 01 55 21.25 +14 05 36.2                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 15.29867 01 55 21.05 +14 05 34.4                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 16.32346 01 55 18.53 +14 05 07.8                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 16.34138 01 55 18.41 +14 05 07.5                      696
         J96T66L  C1996 12 17.18652 01 55 16.44 +14 04 44.9                      696
         J96T66L  C1997 01 10.14272 01 54 49.66 +13 57 09.4          20.7 V      709
         J96T66L FC1997 01 10.15450 01 54 49.66 +13 57 09.5          19.9 V      709
         J96T66L FC1997 01 10.24295 01 54 49.59 +13 57 09.9          20.2 V      709
         J96T66L FC1997 01 11.20220 01 54 49.97 +13 56 57.7          19.7 V      709
         J96T66L FC1997 01 11.21370 01 54 49.95 +13 56 57.4          19.2 V      709
         J96T66L FC1997 01 11.22515 01 54 49.95 +13 56 57.3          19.4 V      709
    
    Observer details:
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers C. Trujillo, D. Jewitt, J. Luu, J. Chen.  2.2-m
        University of Hawaii reflector + CCD.
    696 Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins.  Observers C. W. Hergenrother,
        W. R. Brown.  1.2-m reflector + CCD.
    709 Cloudcroft.  Observer W. Offutt.  0.6-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    1996 TL66
    Epoch 1996 Nov. 13.0 TT = JDT 2450400.5                 Marsden
    M 357.30082              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.00124115     Peri.  187.67898     +0.70850464     -0.66061767
    a  85.7535943      Node   217.77480     +0.66710115     +0.74168859
    e   0.5934785      Incl.   23.90319     +0.23021127     -0.11611345
    P 794              H    5.0           G   0.15           U   6
    From 32 observations 1996 Oct. 9-1997 Jan. 11, mean residual 0".29.
    
    Ephemeris:
    1996 TL66                a,e,i = 85.75, 0.59, 24                 q = 34.861
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    1997 01 22    01 55.00   +13 55.5   35.172   35.179    89.6     1.6    20.7
    1997 02 01    01 55.36   +13 55.3   35.342   35.176    79.5     1.6    20.7
    1997 02 11    01 55.89   +13 56.1   35.506   35.173    69.5     1.5    20.7
    1997 02 21    01 56.60   +13 57.8   35.660   35.170    59.6     1.4    20.7
    
         The above orbit is a general solution, the estimated uncertainty range
    in semimajor axis being 80 < a < 108 AU.  Further discussion is included in
    a paper by Luu et al. (1997, submitted to Nature).
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1997 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1997-B18
    

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