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    M.P.E.C. 2002-U48                                Issued 2002 Oct. 30, 16:17 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2002 UR3
    
    Observations:
         K02U03R* C2002 10 29.50740 03 50 51.81 +00 24 21.1          17.9        644
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.51782 03 50 49.87 +00 24 20.3          17.9        644
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.52826 03 50 47.96 +00 24 19.6          17.8        644
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.87343 03 49 45.83 +00 23 55.0                      620
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.87645 03 49 45.23 +00 23 55.1                      620
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.93671 03 49 33.98 +00 23 51.2                      620
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.94725 03 49 32.04 +00 23 51.0                      620
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.96442 03 49 28.75 +00 23 49.7          17.6 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.96720 03 49 28.24 +00 23 49.5          18.0 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.96998 03 49 27.73 +00 23 49.4          17.8 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.97157 03 49 27.43 +00 23 49.3          17.9 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.97274 03 49 27.22 +00 23 49.3          17.7 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 29.97547 03 49 26.71 +00 23 49.1          17.7 R      176
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.30691 03 48 24.82 +00 23 29.3          18.1 R      854
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.30803 03 48 24.60 +00 23 29.5          18.2 R      854
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.31028 03 48 24.19 +00 23 28.9          18.1 R      854
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.31139 03 48 23.99 +00 23 29.2          18.0 R      854
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.42410 03 48 02.29 +00 23 21.9          17.7 R      926
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.42581 03 48 01.99 +00 23 22.5          17.8 R      926
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.42762 03 48 01.61 +00 23 21.9          17.7 R      926
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.44880 03 47 57.55 +00 23 20.5                      696
         K02U03R  C2002 10 30.45022 03 47 57.26 +00 23 20.5                      696
    
    Observer details:
    176 Observatori Astronomic de Consell.  Observers A. Lopez, R. Pacheco.  0.41-m
        reflector + CCD.
    620 Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca.  Observers F. Serra, M. Blasco,
        S. Sanchez.  0.40-m f/2.0 Schmidt + CCD.
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers E. F. Helin, S. Pravdo, K. Lawrence,
        M. Hicks, R. Thicksten.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    696 Whipple Observatory, Mt. Hopkins.  Observers I. Ginsburg, T. B. Spahr.
        Measurer T. B. Spahr.  1.2-m reflector + 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 UR3
    Epoch 2002 Oct. 13.0 TT = JDT 2452560.5                 MPC
    M 302.97066              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.47574969     Peri.  138.64514     -0.76449780     -0.08967585
    a   1.6251135      Node    50.72027     -0.53276561     -0.46960719
    e   0.8294283      Incl.   55.55646     +0.36291034     -0.87830936
    P   2.07           H   16.4           G   0.15
    From 22 observations 2002 Oct. 29-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2002 UR3                 a,e,i = 1.63, 0.83, 56                  q = 0.2772
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2002 10 23    04 07.75   +00 35.2    0.940    1.840   144.0    18.5    18.5
    2002 10 28    03 55.27   +00 26.4    0.857    1.791   150.7    15.8    18.2
    2002 11 02    03 39.45   +00 21.6    0.781    1.739   157.3    12.7    17.8
    2002 11 07    03 19.89   +00 23.0    0.715    1.687   162.3    10.3    17.5
    2002 11 12    02 56.44   +00 33.0    0.660    1.632   162.7    10.4    17.2
    2002 11 17    02 29.34   +00 53.7    0.617    1.575   156.9    14.2    17.1
    2002 11 22    01 59.45   +01 26.4    0.588    1.516   147.4    20.6    17.2
    2002 11 27    01 28.15   +02 10.5    0.573    1.455   136.3    27.9    17.2
    2002 12 02    00 57.15   +03 03.8    0.571    1.392   124.7    35.6    17.4
    2002 12 07    00 27.96   +04 03.3    0.580    1.327   113.4    43.0    17.5
    2002 12 12    00 01.52   +05 05.8    0.598    1.258   102.6    49.8    17.6
    2002 12 17    23 38.12   +06 08.9    0.622    1.188    92.6    55.9    17.8
    2002 12 22    23 17.55   +07 10.6    0.649    1.114    83.3    61.3    17.9
    2002 12 27    22 59.30   +08 09.1    0.677    1.036    74.7    66.2    18.0
    2003 01 01    22 42.73   +09 02.6    0.704    0.956    66.6    70.8    18.0
    2003 01 06    22 27.11   +09 48.1    0.730    0.871    58.9    75.2    18.0
    2003 01 11    22 11.68   +10 20.6    0.752    0.782    51.5    79.7    18.0
    2003 01 16    21 55.62   +10 31.5    0.770    0.690    44.3    84.5    18.0
    2003 01 21    21 38.15   +10 06.0    0.786    0.593    37.0    89.9    17.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2002 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2002-U48
    

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