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    M.P.E.C. 2002-U45                                Issued 2002 Oct. 30, 15:20 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2002 UN3
    
    Observations:
         K02U03N* C2002 10 28.20697 02 05 46.77 +15 08 44.2          19.8        644
         K02U03N  C2002 10 28.27003 02 05 40.27 +15 08 47.0          19.6        644
         K02U03N  C2002 10 28.33789 02 05 33.25 +15 08 50.2          19.9        644
         K02U03N  C2002 10 28.82685 02 04 44.92 +15 09 06.0                      557
         K02U03N  C2002 10 28.83431 02 04 44.24 +15 09 06.6                      557
         K02U03N  C2002 10 28.83617 02 04 43.98 +15 09 06.7                      557
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.24751 02 04 02.72 +15 09 25.9          19.0 R      854
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.24933 02 04 02.66 +15 09 30.1          18.8 R      854
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.25115 02 04 02.42 +15 09 30.2          18.7 R      854
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.33799 02 03 53.34 +15 09 29.3          19.2 R      926
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.34339 02 03 52.80 +15 09 29.2          19.3 R      926
         K02U03N  C2002 10 29.34632 02 03 52.45 +15 09 29.4          19.9 R      926
         K02U03N  C2002 10 30.27663 02 02 19.34 +15 10 02.1          19.2 R      926
         K02U03N  C2002 10 30.27957 02 02 19.03 +15 10 01.1          19.4 R      926
         K02U03N  C2002 10 30.28255 02 02 18.68 +15 10 01.4          19.6 R      926
    
    Observer details:
    557 Ondrejov.  Observer L. Sarounova.  0.65-m f/3.6 reflector + CCD.
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence,
        M. Hicks, R. Thicksten.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.30-m f/10
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.
        Measurer P. R. Holvorcem.  0.81-m f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2002 UN3
    Epoch 2002 Oct. 13.0 TT = JDT 2452560.5                 MPC
    M 275.97149              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.41644580     Peri.  115.46605     -0.80255993     -0.59129084
    a   1.7759486      Node    28.48731     +0.47014542     -0.70860520
    e   0.2759366      Incl.    9.55829     +0.36723403     -0.38503742
    P   2.37           H   18.5           G   0.15
    From 13 observations 2002 Oct. 28-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2002 UN3                 a,e,i = 1.78, 0.28, 10                  q = 1.2859
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2002 10 23    02 14.17   +15 04.0    0.832    1.824   172.8     3.9    19.8
    2002 11 02    01 57.74   +15 11.3    0.800    1.789   172.7     4.0    19.6
    2002 11 12    01 41.39   +15 13.4    0.792    1.753   159.2    11.6    19.9
    2002 11 22    01 27.75   +15 18.1    0.806    1.717   146.1    18.7    20.2
    2002 12 02    01 18.58   +15 33.2    0.838    1.680   134.0    25.0    20.4
    2002 12 12    01 14.71   +16 04.4    0.882    1.643   123.2    30.1    20.6
    2002 12 22    01 16.12   +16 54.3    0.933    1.606   113.8    34.1    20.8
    2003 01 01    01 22.32   +18 02.2    0.988    1.569   105.5    37.1    21.0
    2003 01 11    01 32.83   +19 26.3    1.044    1.533    98.2    39.4    21.1
    2003 01 21    01 47.14   +21 03.2    1.097    1.498    91.9    41.0    21.2
    2003 01 31    02 04.86   +22 48.9    1.147    1.464    86.3    42.2    21.3
    2003 02 10    02 25.79   +24 39.3    1.193    1.431    81.5    43.0    21.3
    2003 02 20    02 49.72   +26 29.2    1.235    1.401    77.2    43.5    21.4
    2003 03 02    03 16.54   +28 13.0    1.273    1.373    73.5    43.8    21.4
    2003 03 12    03 46.17   +29 44.8    1.307    1.349    70.3    43.9    21.4
    2003 03 22    04 18.40   +30 58.0    1.337    1.327    67.5    43.9    21.4
    2003 04 01    04 52.93   +31 46.0    1.366    1.310    65.1    43.8    21.5
    2003 04 11    05 29.35   +32 02.9    1.394    1.297    63.1    43.5    21.5
    2003 04 21    06 06.99   +31 44.0    1.422    1.289    61.4    43.2    21.5
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-U45
    

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