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    M.P.E.C. 2003-X06                                Issued 2003 Dec. 2, 15:18 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 WC158
    
    Observations:
         K03WF8C* C2003 11 28.06887 22 08 15.19 +07 28 25.6          17.8 R      699
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 28.07873 22 08 21.90 +07 28 35.9                      699
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 28.08876 22 08 28.74 +07 28 45.4                      699
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 28.09870 22 08 35.62 +07 28 54.6                      699
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 30.08914 22 33 32.36 +08 01 28.5          18.1        704
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 30.10237 22 33 42.60 +08 01 40.9          18.1        704
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 30.11525 22 33 52.56 +08 01 53.1          18.3        704
         K03WF8C  C2003 11 30.12880 22 34 03.09 +08 02 05.9          17.9        704
         K03WF8C  C2003 12 02.19320 23 03 03.84 +08 33 10.6          18.9 R      649
         K03WF8C  C2003 12 02.19570 23 03 06.12 +08 33 12.7          18.8 R      649
         K03WF8C  C2003 12 02.20459 23 03 13.85 +08 33 19.4          19.4 R      649
    
    Observer details:
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observer R. Fredrick.  0.75-m Newtonian
        + CCD.
    699 Lowell Observatory-LONEOS.  Observer B. W. Koehn.  0.59-m LONEOS Schmidt
        + 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.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 WC158                                                           PHA 0.038
    Epoch 2003 Nov. 17.0 TT = JDT 2452960.5                 MPC
    M   1.60850              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.23560080     Peri.  141.40086     +0.81367929     -0.56341724
    a   2.5962801      Node   253.47601     +0.48940436     +0.79681397
    e   0.6273326      Incl.    8.58629     +0.31370271     +0.21828537
    P   4.18           H   20.8           G   0.15
    From 11 observations 2003 Nov. 28-Dec. 2.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 WC158               a,e,i = 2.60, 0.63, 9                   q = 0.9675
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 11 27    21 56.10   +07 11.2    0.135    0.995    89.6    82.7    19.3
    2003 12 07    00 20.03   +09 20.6    0.112    1.035   113.7    60.6    18.3
    2003 12 17    02 47.05   +08 27.5    0.139    1.090   136.9    38.1    18.2
    2003 12 27    04 09.21   +07 11.6    0.204    1.155   144.6    29.6    18.9
    2004 01 06    04 53.02   +06 55.7    0.288    1.229   144.6    27.6    19.8
    2004 01 16    05 20.60   +07 18.2    0.386    1.308   141.8    27.7    20.5
    2004 01 26    05 41.18   +07 59.5    0.496    1.391   137.5    28.6    21.3
    2004 02 05    05 58.79   +08 47.1    0.619    1.476   132.4    29.5    21.9
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-X06
    

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