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    M.P.E.C. 1996-U09                                Issued 1996 Oct. 21, 17:15 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.
    
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                                       1996 RG3
    
                               Revision to MPEC 1996-T01
    
    Observations:
         J96R03G  C1996 10 01.67493 22 25 07.94 -13 23 34.8                      413
         J96R03G  C1996 10 01.67712 22 25 07.67 -13 23 37.0                      413
         J96R03G  C1996 10 01.67931 22 25 07.38 -13 23 39.2                      413
         J96R03G  C1996 10 02.85750 22 22 38.78 -13 45 15.4                      587
         J96R03G  C1996 10 02.86053 22 22 38.27 -13 45 20.9          18.5 V      587
         J96R03G  C1996 10 02.86493 22 22 37.81 -13 45 24.9                      587
         J96R03G  C1996 10 03.79731 22 20 40.37 -14 02 02.9          18.8 R      118
         J96R03G  C1996 10 03.80726 22 20 39.07 -14 02 12.6                      118
         J96R03G  C1996 10 03.81075 22 20 38.66 -14 02 16.7                      118
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.12388 22 17 55.15 -14 25 21.3          18.9 V      691
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.13002 22 17 54.36 -14 25 27.8          18.8 V      691
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.13741 22 17 53.40 -14 25 35.5          18.8 V      691
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.58142 22 16 57.88 -14 33 19.6          18.7 V      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.58576 22 16 57.33 -14 33 23.9                      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 05.59028 22 16 56.75 -14 33 28.5                      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 09.50972 22 09 08.22 -15 39 30.2          18.9 V      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 09.51389 22 09 07.74 -15 39 34.3                      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 09.51806 22 09 07.23 -15 39 38.5                      360
         J96R03G  C1996 10 11.21706 22 05 53.58 -16 06 51.6                      711
         J96R03G  C1996 10 11.22503 22 05 52.64 -16 06 59.1                      711
         J96R03G  C1996 10 13.16284 22 02 21.23 -16 36 56.0                      711
         J96R03G  C1996 10 13.17141 22 02 20.26 -16 37 03.8                      711
         J96R03G  C1996 10 14.17737 22 00 34.37 -16 52 10.1          19.6 R      673
         J96R03G  C1996 10 14.18900 22 00 33.12 -16 52 20.2                      673
         J96R03G  C1996 10 14.84325 21 59 25.74 -17 01 55.0          18.7 V      046
         J96R03G  C1996 10 14.84532 21 59 25.44 -17 01 58.8                      046
         J96R03G  C1996 10 14.84778 21 59 25.21 -17 02 00.3                      046
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers M. Tichy, Z. Moravec.  0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    118 Modra.  Observers A. Galad, A. Pravda.  0.6-m f/5.5 reflector + CCD.
    360 Kuma Kogen.  Observer A. Nakamura.  0.60-m f/6.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    413 Siding Spring.  Observers G. J. Garradd, J. Shobbrook.  1.0-m reflector
        + CCD.
    587 Sormano.  Observers M. Cavagna, F. Manca, A. Testa.  0.5-m reflector + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer D. L. Rabinowitz.  0.6-m
        reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observers T. Gehrels.  0.9-m Spacewatch
        telescope.
    711 McDonald Observatory.  Observer A. L. Whipple.  0.76-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    1996 RG3
    Epoch 1996 Nov. 13.0 TT = JDT 2450400.5                 Marsden
    M 343.10231              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.34863721     Peri.  299.88654     -0.14589405     -0.98903777
    a   1.9993411      Node   158.46697     +0.92773154     -0.14477674
    e   0.6045135      Incl.    3.55934     +0.34355365     -0.02905160
    P   2.83           H   18.5           G   0.15           U   7
    From 51 observations 1996 Sept. 14-Oct. 14, mean residual 0".54.
    
    Ephemeris:
    1996 RG3                 a,e,i = 2.00, 0.60, 4                   q = 0.7907
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    1996 10 14    22 00.88   -16 49.2    0.469    1.325   125.3    37.9    19.0
    1996 10 19    21 52.80   -17 59.2    0.460    1.279   118.2    43.3    19.0
    1996 10 24    21 46.03   -19 00.7    0.452    1.233   111.3    48.7    19.1
    1996 10 29    21 40.60   -19 54.4    0.444    1.187   104.9    54.0    19.1
    1996 11 03    21 36.45   -20 41.5    0.434    1.141    98.7    59.2    19.1
    1996 11 08    21 33.45   -21 23.4    0.423    1.096    92.8    64.5    19.1
    1996 11 13    21 31.37   -22 02.2    0.410    1.052    87.2    69.9    19.1
    1996 11 18    21 29.91   -22 40.2    0.395    1.010    81.7    75.6    19.1
    1996 11 23    21 28.58   -23 20.4    0.376    0.969    76.2    81.7    19.2
    1996 11 28    21 26.77   -24 06.3    0.355    0.931    70.6    88.3    19.2
    1996 12 03    21 23.66   -25 02.0    0.331    0.895    64.7    95.8    19.3
    1996 12 08    21 18.13   -26 12.4    0.305    0.864    58.2   104.3    19.5
    1996 12 13    21 08.59   -27 42.0    0.278    0.837    50.9   114.2    19.8
    1996 12 18    20 52.82   -29 33.5    0.251    0.816    42.4   125.7    20.4
    1996 12 23    20 28.13   -31 40.6    0.227    0.801    32.3   139.0    21.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1996 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1996-U09
    

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