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    M.P.E.C. 1997-V20                                Issued 1997 Nov. 12, 19:08 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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                                       1997 VM4
    
                               Revision to MPEC 1997-V13
    
    Observations:
         J97V04M  C1997 11 09.37324 02 40 05.71 +14 58 56.7                      658
         J97V04M  C1997 11 09.37637 02 40 05.12 +14 58 56.0                      658
         J97V04M  C1997 11 09.41214 02 39 58.48 +14 58 51.5                      658
         J97V04M  C1997 11 11.01035 02 34 59.58 +14 55 28.9                      046
         J97V04M  C1997 11 11.01310 02 34 58.97 +14 55 27.0          17.7 V      046
         J97V04M  C1997 11 11.01431 02 34 58.79 +14 55 28.4                      046
         J97V04M  C1997 11 11.38256 02 33 47.94 +14 54 37.9                      658
         J97V04M  C1997 11 11.39566 02 33 45.36 +14 54 35.5                      658
    
    Observer details:
    046 Klet.  Observers M. Tichy, Z. Moravec.  Measurer M. Tichy.
        0.57-m f/5.2 reflector + CCD.
    658 Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.  Observer G. C. L. Aikman.
        Measurers D. D. Balam, G. C. L. Aikman.  1.82-m reflector + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    1997 VM4
    Epoch 1997 Nov. 8.0 TT = JDT 2450760.5                  Marsden
    M 340.65974              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.20349889     Peri.  125.01803     -0.96744005     -0.17133251
    a   2.8626045      Node    45.93559     +0.04193339     -0.83437244
    e   0.8351614      Incl.   15.02609     +0.24960238     -0.52389674
    P   4.84           H   18.0           G   0.15
    From 90 observations 1997 Nov. 6-11.
    
    Ephemeris:
    1997 VM4                 a,e,i = 2.86, 0.84, 15                  q = 0.4719
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    1997 11 08    02 44.20   +15 01.6    0.725    1.715   177.5     1.5    18.7
    1997 11 13    02 28.48   +14 50.7    0.670    1.653   168.9     6.6    18.7
    1997 11 18    02 10.68   +14 35.1    0.624    1.588   159.7    12.5    18.7
    1997 11 23    01 51.10   +14 14.4    0.586    1.523   150.0    18.9    18.7
    1997 11 28    01 30.29   +13 49.1    0.555    1.456   140.0    25.8    18.7
    1997 12 03    01 08.89   +13 20.3    0.532    1.388   129.8    33.0    18.7
    1997 12 08    00 47.55   +12 50.0    0.515    1.318   119.7    40.5    18.8
    1997 12 13    00 26.75   +12 20.1    0.502    1.247   109.8    48.0    18.8
    1997 12 18    00 06.72   +11 51.9    0.493    1.175   100.0    55.6    18.8
    1997 12 23    23 47.45   +11 25.5    0.486    1.101    90.5    63.3    18.9
    1997 12 28    23 28.64   +10 59.9    0.479    1.026    81.2    71.4    19.0
    1998 01 02    23 09.73   +10 32.0    0.472    0.949    71.9    79.9    19.0
    1998 01 07    22 49.94   +09 55.7    0.464    0.872    62.5    89.3    19.2
    1998 01 12    22 28.28   +09 01.4    0.457    0.795    52.8   100.0    19.4
    1998 01 17    22 03.89   +07 35.1    0.451    0.719    42.5   112.3    19.9
    1998 01 22    21 36.44   +05 20.4    0.452    0.646    31.9   126.3    20.7
    1998 01 27    21 07.03   +02 04.9    0.466    0.579    21.9   140.6    22.1
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 1997 MPC           M.P.E.C. 1997-V20
    

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