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    M.P.E.C. 1996-A01                                Issued 1996 Jan. 3, 03:10 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.
    
                 BMARSDEN@CFA.HARVARD.EDU or GWILLIAMS@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
    
                                       1995 YY3
    
    Observations:
         J95Y03Y* C1995 12 24.33205 04 01 26.13 +20 22 22.1          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 24.35745 04 01 25.97 +20 22 21.7          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 24.37531 04 01 25.87 +20 22 21.5          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 25.29590 04 01 20.75 +20 22 06.4          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 25.31176 04 01 20.67 +20 22 06.4          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 25.32571 04 01 20.57 +20 22 06.1          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 27.45651 04 01 08.97 +20 21 32.5          23.0 R      568
         J95Y03Y  C1995 12 27.47286 04 01 08.87 +20 21 32.0          23.0 R      568
    
    Observer details:
    568 Mauna Kea.  Observers J. Chen, D. Jewitt.  2.2-m University of Hawaii
        telescope.
    
    Orbital elements:
    1995 YY3
    The following assumed 2:3 Neptune-resonance orbital elements keep the
    object more than 11 AU from Neptune over a 14 000-year period.
    Epoch 1995 Dec. 9.0 TT = JDT 2450060.5                  Marsden
    M   3.92611              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.00397789     Peri.  182.31848     +0.54519461     -0.83794265
    a  39.4488236      Node   234.64459     +0.76962239     +0.51203186
    e   0.2154856      Incl.    1.74239     +0.33233147     +0.18887959
    P 247.77           H     8.5          G   0.15
    From 8 observations 1995 Dec. 24-27.
    
    Ephemeris:
    1995 YY3                 a,e,i = 39.45, 0.22, 2                  q = 30.948
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    1995 12 29    04 01.01   +20 21.1   30.167   30.982   145.4     1.0    23.5
    1996 01 08    04 00.22   +20 18.8   30.279   30.983   135.1     1.3    23.5
    1996 01 18    03 59.60   +20 17.0   30.412   30.983   124.7     1.5    23.6
    1996 01 28    03 59.19   +20 15.8   30.563   30.984   114.4     1.7    23.6
    1996 02 07    03 58.99   +20 15.2   30.727   30.985   104.2     1.8    23.6
    1996 02 17    03 59.03   +20 15.3   30.898   30.985    94.1     1.8    23.6
    1996 02 27    03 59.29   +20 16.0   31.072   30.986    84.1     1.8    23.6
    1996 03 08    03 59.79   +20 17.4   31.242   30.987    74.2     1.8    23.6
    1996 03 18    04 00.49   +20 19.4   31.404   30.987    64.4     1.7    23.7
    
                           (Last issue was M.P.E.C. 1995-Y06)
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1996 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1996-A01
    

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