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    M.P.E.C. 2003-K54                                Issued 2003 May 30, 21:25 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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              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2003 KN18
    
    Observations:
         K03K18N* C2003 05 28.37634 20 30 48.70 +01 54 47.1          20.7 V      691
         K03K18N  C2003 05 28.40256 20 30 48.06 +01 54 54.2          21.0 V      691
         K03K18N  C2003 05 28.42885 20 30 47.39 +01 55 01.5          20.8 V      691
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.36053 20 30 25.86 +01 59 05.6          22.5 V      291
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.36439 20 30 25.73 +01 59 07.7          22.1 V      291
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.36862 20 30 25.61 +01 59 07.7          22.7 V      291
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.38285 20 30 25.19 +01 59 11.0          22.7 V      291
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.38672 20 30 25.15 +01 59 12.0          22.1 V      291
         K03K18N HC2003 05 29.39042 20 30 24.96 +01 59 13.0          22.0 V      291
         K03K18N  C2003 05 29.42470 20 30 24.08 +01 59 22.5                      926
         K03K18N  C2003 05 29.43168 20 30 23.94 +01 59 23.8          21.5 R      926
         K03K18N  C2003 05 29.43828 20 30 23.70 +01 59 25.3          21.2 R      926
         K03K18N  C2003 05 30.40430 20 29 58.40 +02 03 20.0          20.6 R      711
         K03K18N IC2003 05 30.41718 20 29 58.10 +02 03 22.6          19.8 R      711
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer M. Block.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer M. T. Read.  0.9-m f/3 reflector
        + CCD.
    711 McDonald Observatory.  Observer P. J. Shelus.  0.76-m reflector with prime
        focus corrector + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  0.81-m
        f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 KN18                                                            PHA 0.011A
    Epoch 2003 May 21.0 TT = JDT 2452780.5                  MPC
    M  21.16047              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.22569412     Peri.    5.76959     -0.99566118     +0.09304087
    a   2.6717094      Node   179.56063     -0.09123703     -0.97296421
    e   0.6306142      Incl.   11.19000     -0.01829265     -0.21138598
    P   4.37           H   19.1           G   0.15
    From 14 observations 2003 May 28-30.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 KN18                a,e,i = 2.67, 0.63, 11                  q = 0.9869
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 05 31    20 29.69   +02 05.7    0.899    1.630   116.8    33.7    21.3
    2003 06 10    20 22.68   +02 25.5    0.902    1.716   126.8    28.3    21.3
    2003 06 20    20 11.93   +02 09.3    0.915    1.800   137.5    22.4    21.3
    2003 06 30    19 58.65   +01 17.2    0.943    1.884   148.0    16.6    21.2
    2003 07 10    19 44.55   -00 05.7    0.991    1.967   156.6    11.8    21.3
    2003 07 20    19 31.42   -01 49.4    1.063    2.048   160.1     9.7    21.4
    2003 07 30    19 20.62   -03 42.1    1.158    2.127   156.4    11.0    21.7
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-K54
    

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