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    M.P.E.C. 2003-W43                                Issued 2003 Nov. 23, 17:17 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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                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
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              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2003 WH26
    
    Observations:
         K03W26H* C2003 11 21.32912 05 42 45.72 +26 11 20.6          19.3        704
         K03W26H  C2003 11 21.36789 05 42 42.60 +26 11 45.7          19.9        704
         K03W26H  C2003 11 21.38065 05 42 41.60 +26 11 54.8          20.0        704
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.40581 05 41 21.16 +26 23 23.3          19.6 R      448
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.41409 05 41 20.42 +26 23 29.4          20.3 R      448
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.42154 05 41 19.91 +26 23 33.8          19.6 R      448
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.94351 05 40 38.63 +26 29 21.1                      246
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.94536 05 40 38.49 +26 29 22.1                      246
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.94796 05 40 38.26 +26 29 24.5                      246
         K03W26H  C2003 11 22.94918 05 40 38.19 +26 29 24.7                      246
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.09132 05 40 26.88 +26 31 08.5          19.6 R      859
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.09710 05 40 26.51 +26 31 10.8          19.3 R      859
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.10291 05 40 26.00 +26 31 14.1          19.4 R      859
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.23506 05 40 15.43 +26 32 34.6          19.6 R      854
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.24056 05 40 15.02 +26 32 40.7          19.8 R      854
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.24697 05 40 14.41 +26 32 45.9          19.9 R      854
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.41844 05 40 00.22 +26 34 39.4          20.6 R      926
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.42076 05 40 00.01 +26 34 41.1          20.4 R      926
         K03W26H  C2003 11 23.42310 05 39 59.80 +26 34 42.6          20.3 R      926
    
    Observer details:
    246 Klet Observatory-KLENOT.  Observers J. Ticha, M. Tichy, M. Kocer.  1.06-m
        KLENOT Telescope + CCD.
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    704 Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico.  Observers M. Blythe, F. Shelly,
        M. Bezpalko, R. Huber, L. Manguso, D. Torres, R. Kracke, M. McCleary,
        H. Stange, A. Milner.  Measurers J. Stuart, R. Sayer, J. Evans, J. Kommers.
        1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD.
    854 Sabino Canyon Observatory, Tucson.  Observer J. E. McGaha.  0.356-m f/10.0
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    859 Wykrota Observatory-CEAMIG.  Observer C. Jacques.  0.30-m f/3
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    926 Tenagra II Observatory.  Observers P. R. Holvorcem, M. Schwartz.  0.81-m
        f/7 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 WH26
    Epoch 2003 Nov. 17.0 TT = JDT 2452960.5                 MPC
    M  32.58041              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.18231686     Peri.  271.07277     +0.87371804     +0.31752793
    a   3.0802419      Node    70.49857     -0.11019384     +0.86706410
    e   0.5385863      Incl.   23.01219     -0.47378699     +0.38389563
    P   5.41           H   17.2           G   0.15
    From 19 observations 2003 Nov. 21-23.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 WH26                a,e,i = 3.08, 0.54, 23                  q = 1.4213
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 11 17    05 48.06   +25 21.8    1.333    2.227   146.8    14.1    20.4
    2003 11 27    05 35.04   +27 13.5    1.339    2.289   159.5     8.7    20.2
    2003 12 07    05 20.19   +28 51.2    1.373    2.352   171.1     3.7    20.1
    2003 12 17    05 05.40   +30 09.1    1.438    2.414   170.3     3.9    20.3
    2003 12 27    04 52.44   +31 06.4    1.532    2.475   159.0     8.2    20.7
    2004 01 06    04 42.59   +31 46.8    1.653    2.536   147.2    12.1    21.0
    2004 01 16    04 36.41   +32 15.8    1.796    2.596   136.1    15.2    21.4
    2004 01 26    04 33.92   +32 38.1    1.958    2.656   125.7    17.5    21.7
    2004 02 05    04 34.82   +32 57.4    2.134    2.714   116.0    19.1    22.0
    
    Brian G. Marsden             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-W43
    

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