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    M.P.E.C. 2003-M54                                Issued 2003 June 27, 14:37 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
    
                                       2003 MA3
    
    Observations:
         K03M03A* C2003 06 26.39807 15 30 54.37 -02 21 01.3          18.5        608
         K03M03A  C2003 06 26.40896 15 30 45.50 -02 20 09.5          18.3        608
         K03M03A  C2003 06 26.41921 15 30 37.23 -02 19 21.5          18.6        608
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.13983 15 21 07.04 -01 21 23.3          17.8 R      649
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.14180 15 21 05.30 -01 21 13.1          18.1 R      649
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.14378 15 21 03.64 -01 21 03.2          18.4 R      649
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.14578 15 21 01.92 -01 20 53.4          18.3 R      649
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.17431 15 20 39.87 -01 18 23.6          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.17604 15 20 38.36 -01 18 14.8          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.17928 15 20 35.60 -01 17 58.7          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19097 15 20 25.57 -01 17 00.4          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19375 15 20 23.16 -01 16 46.1          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19555 15 20 20.91 -01 16 33.9          18.3 R      854
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19662 15 20 20.01 -01 16 28.5          18.3 R      854
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19769 15 20 19.82 -01 16 26.7          18.0 R      673
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.19874 15 20 18.18 -01 16 19.2          18.7 R      854
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.28339 15 19 05.22 -01 09 09.3          17.7 R      926
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.28395 15 19 04.81 -01 09 06.5          17.6 R      926
         K03M03A  C2003 06 27.28448 15 19 04.34 -01 09 03.5          17.4 R      926
    
    Observer details:
    608 Haleakala-NEAT/MSSS.  Observers R. Bambery, E. Helin, S. Pravdo, M. Hicks,
        K. Lawrence, P. Kervin, J. Africano, R. Maeda.  1.2-m reflector + CCD.
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer R. Fredrick.  0.3-m Schmidt
        Cassegrain + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observers J. Young, J. Bauer,
        B. Herbert, B. Schmidt.  0.6-m reflector + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.30-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  0.81-m
        f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 MA3                                                             PHA 0.018
    Epoch 2003 June 10.0 TT = JDT 2452800.5                 MPC
    M 282.74873              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.84873391     Peri.  228.75519     +0.92946601     -0.36873909
    a   1.1048119      Node   152.87714     +0.34536277     +0.85911758
    e   0.4012962      Incl.    1.40196     +0.12968228     +0.35489219
    P   1.16           H   22.0           G   0.15
    From 19 observations 2003 June 26-27.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 MA3                 a,e,i = 1.10, 0.40, 1                   q = 0.6615
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 06 20    16 35.68   -08 45.9    0.110    1.118   156.5    21.2    18.5
    2003 06 21    16 27.64   -07 59.4    0.106    1.112   153.7    23.9    18.5
    2003 06 22    16 18.92   -07 08.4    0.101    1.105   150.6    26.8    18.4
    2003 06 23    16 09.46   -06 12.5    0.096    1.099   147.4    29.9    18.4
    2003 06 24    15 59.19   -05 11.3    0.092    1.092   143.8    33.3    18.4
    2003 06 25    15 48.07   -04 04.3    0.088    1.085   140.0    37.0    18.4
    2003 06 26    15 36.03   -02 51.2    0.084    1.079   136.0    40.9    18.4
    2003 06 27    15 23.02   -01 31.9    0.081    1.072   131.6    45.2    18.4
    2003 06 28    15 09.03   -00 06.3    0.078    1.065   127.0    49.7    18.4
    2003 06 29    14 54.03   +01 25.3    0.075    1.058   122.1    54.5    18.5
    2003 06 30    14 38.04   +03 02.2    0.073    1.052   116.9    59.6    18.6
    2003 07 01    14 21.13   +04 43.3    0.071    1.045   111.5    64.9    18.6
    2003 07 02    14 03.37   +06 27.0    0.069    1.038   105.8    70.5    18.8
    2003 07 03    13 44.92   +08 11.6    0.068    1.031   100.1    76.2    18.9
    2003 07 04    13 25.96   +09 54.9    0.068    1.024    94.2    82.0    19.1
    2003 07 05    13 06.70   +11 34.6    0.068    1.017    88.3    87.9    19.3
    2003 07 06    12 47.38   +13 08.8    0.069    1.010    82.4    93.7    19.5
    2003 07 07    12 28.23   +14 35.6    0.070    1.003    76.6    99.5    19.8
    2003 07 08    12 09.50   +15 54.0    0.071    0.996    71.0   105.1    20.1
    2003 07 09    11 51.36   +17 03.3    0.073    0.989    65.6   110.5    20.5
    2003 07 10    11 33.99   +18 03.5    0.075    0.982    60.4   115.7    20.9
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-M54
    

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