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    M.P.E.C. 2003-U03                                Issued 2003 Oct. 16, 10:32 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.
    
             Supported in part by the Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2003 TX9
    
    Observations:
         K03T09X  C2003 10 01.45236 01 41 41.30 +15 29 07.8          20.8 V      691
         K03T09X  C2003 10 01.47994 01 41 40.47 +15 29 39.3          20.8 V      691
         K03T09X  C2003 10 01.50618 01 41 39.70 +15 30 09.1          20.9 V      691
         K03T09X* C2003 10 15.44060 01 31 20.99 +20 35 33.3          19.4        644
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.46436 01 31 19.32 +20 36 07.5          19.4        644
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.49443 01 31 17.22 +20 36 50.8          19.0        644
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.91686 01 30 51.56 +20 47 11.3          18.9 V      198
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.91898 01 30 51.42 +20 47 14.3          18.9 V      198
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.92587 01 30 51.04 +20 47 24.4          19.4 R      636
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.92746 01 30 50.90 +20 47 27.9          19.1 V      198
         K03T09X  C2003 10 15.92979 01 30 50.73 +20 47 29.5          18.9 R      636
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.02428 01 30 44.09 +20 49 51.2          20.1 R      J95
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.03060 01 30 43.72 +20 49 59.2          19.3 R      J95
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.03707 01 30 43.23 +20 50 10.4          19.4 R      J95
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.11617 01 30 39.59 +20 52 10.5          19.3 R      G90
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.12084 01 30 39.26 +20 52 18.0          19.3 R      G90
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.12551 01 30 38.91 +20 52 25.2          18.8 R      G90
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.20247 01 30 33.38 +20 54 22.6          19.7 R      651
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.20435 01 30 33.27 +20 54 25.3          19.7 R      651
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.20566 01 30 33.19 +20 54 27.4          20.0 R      651
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.20586 01 30 32.74 +20 54 27.6          19.4 R      H36
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.21625 01 30 31.99 +20 54 39.8          19.4 R      H36
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.21914 01 30 31.80 +20 54 45.3          19.6 R      649
         K03T09X 5C2003 10 16.22245 01 30 32.06 +20 54 51.0          19.5 R      673
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.22270 01 30 31.52 +20 54 50.6          19.6 R      649
         K03T09X 5C2003 10 16.22593 01 30 31.86 +20 54 55.7                      673
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.22625 01 30 31.28 +20 54 56.1          19.5 R      649
         K03T09X 5C2003 10 16.22940 01 30 31.59 +20 55 01.9                      673
         K03T09X 5C2003 10 16.23287 01 30 31.35 +20 55 07.4                      673
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.25597 01 30 29.35 +20 55 42.8          19.8 R      448
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.26026 01 30 29.01 +20 55 49.0          19.6 R      448
         K03T09X  C2003 10 16.26667 01 30 28.54 +20 55 58.7          19.4 R      448
    
    Observer details:
    198 Wildberg.  Observer R. Apitzsch.  0.235-m Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    636 Essen.  Observer T. Payer.  0.32-m f/5.7 reflector + CCD.
    644 Palomar Mountain/NEAT.  Observers S. Pravdo, D. MacDonald, K. Lawrence,
        M. Hicks.  1.2-m Schmidt + CCD.
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer R. Fredrick.  0.75-m Newtonian
        + CCD.
    651 Grasslands Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.62-m f/5.1
        Newtonian + CCD.
    673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood.  Observer D. Mayes.  0.6-m
        reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer A. E. Gleason.  0.9-m f/3
        reflector + CCD.
    G90 Three Buttes Observatory, Tucson.  Observer G. R. Jones.  0.32-m
        Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    H36 Sandlot Observatory, Scranton.  Observer G. Hug.  0.3-m Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.30-m f/6.3 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 TX9
    Epoch 2003 Oct. 8.0 TT = JDT 2452920.5                  MPC
    M 336.07657              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.30805054     Peri.   80.57214     +0.08618185     -0.99621109
    a   2.1713078      Node     4.53300     +0.84631495     +0.06702483
    e   0.4787125      Incl.    8.49005     +0.52566500     +0.05541779
    P   3.20           H   20.7           G   0.15
    From 32 observations 2003 Oct. 1-16.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 TX9                 a,e,i = 2.17, 0.48, 8                   q = 1.1319
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 10 08    01 38.01   +17 43.4    0.417    1.404   163.6    11.6    20.2
    2003 10 18    01 28.50   +21 39.6    0.357    1.347   167.7     9.1    19.7
    2003 10 28    01 15.02   +26 09.1    0.313    1.295   161.9    13.8    19.5
    2003 11 07    01 00.02   +30 59.7    0.283    1.247   151.5    22.3    19.5
    2003 11 17    00 47.23   +35 56.9    0.265    1.206   140.9    31.1    19.6
    2003 11 27    00 40.85   +40 51.6    0.255    1.173   131.9    38.7    19.6
    2003 12 07    00 44.94   +45 44.0    0.251    1.149   125.4    44.4    19.7
    2003 12 17    01 02.97   +50 29.6    0.251    1.135   121.4    47.7    19.8
    2003 12 27    01 38.81   +54 45.1    0.254    1.132   120.1    48.8    19.8
    2004 01 06    02 35.14   +57 41.2    0.262    1.140   120.9    47.7    19.9
    2004 01 16    03 46.90   +58 09.8    0.277    1.159   123.3    45.2    20.0
    2004 01 26    04 59.24   +55 39.2    0.301    1.187   126.2    42.0    20.1
    2004 02 05    05 59.51   +50 55.3    0.337    1.224   128.4    39.1    20.3
    2004 02 15    06 45.60   +45 15.1    0.387    1.269   129.2    37.1    20.7
    2004 02 25    07 21.14   +39 36.3    0.452    1.319   128.4    36.0    21.0
    2004 03 06    07 49.95   +34 26.9    0.530    1.373   126.2    35.7    21.5
    2004 03 16    08 14.52   +29 54.6    0.622    1.432   122.9    35.7    21.9
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-U03
    

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