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    M.P.E.C. 2003-Y38                                Issued 2003 Dec. 20, 22:50 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 YO3
    
    Observations:
         K03Y03O* C2003 12 18.06647 21 31 37.55 +26 18 40.3          19.3   EY038704
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 18.07961 21 31 39.97 +26 18 35.9          20.0   EY038704
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 18.09301 21 31 42.52 +26 18 32.9          19.6   EY038704
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 19.14179 21 35 06.67 +26 14 14.9          19.5 R EY038649
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 19.14534 21 35 07.40 +26 14 13.4          19.5 R EY038649
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 19.14830 21 35 07.96 +26 14 12.7          19.0 R EY038649
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 20.06435 21 38 10.57 +26 10 16.1          20.5 R EY038448
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 20.06896 21 38 11.46 +26 10 15.2          19.4 R EY038448
         K03Y03O  C2003 12 20.07292 21 38 12.26 +26 10 13.2          20.2 R EY038448
    
    Observer details:
    448 Desert Moon Observatory.  Observer B. L. Stevens.  0.3-m
        Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD.
    649 Powell Observatory, Louisburg.  Observers R. Fredrick, R. Trentman.
        0.75-m Newtonian + 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 YO3
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 7.0 TT = JDT 2452980.5                  MPC
    M 336.50929              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.52629279     Peri.  168.22362     -0.17471405     -0.89964480
    a   1.5193265      Node   290.77183     +0.86506588     +0.05383943
    e   0.3941494      Incl.   25.33817     +0.47025102     -0.43329038
    P   1.87           H   18.8           G   0.15
    From 9 observations 2003 Dec. 18-20.
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 YO3                 a,e,i = 1.52, 0.39, 25                  q = 0.9205
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2003 12 17    21 28.25   +26 22.7    0.558    0.997    74.9    72.4    20.1
    2003 12 27    22 03.27   +25 27.1    0.495    0.961    72.7    77.8    19.9
    2004 01 06    22 46.81   +23 20.8    0.429    0.935    70.9    83.4    19.7
    2004 01 16    23 40.60   +18 58.8    0.367    0.922    69.6    88.6    19.6
    2004 01 26    00 44.87   +11 10.0    0.319    0.922    69.5    91.6    19.4
    2004 02 05    01 55.75   -00 01.3    0.298    0.936    71.8    90.6    19.2
    2004 02 15    03 05.67   -11 52.3    0.309    0.963    76.4    85.5    19.2
    2004 02 25    04 08.46   -21 13.7    0.346    1.000    81.7    78.3    19.2
    2004 03 06    05 02.45   -27 21.1    0.399    1.045    86.3    71.3    19.4
    2004 03 16    05 49.03   -30 57.4    0.460    1.097    90.2    65.1    19.6
    2004 03 26    06 30.56   -32 51.5    0.523    1.153    93.3    59.8    19.8
    2004 04 05    07 08.84   -33 39.9    0.589    1.211    95.8    55.3    20.1
    2004 04 15    07 44.98   -33 45.3    0.657    1.271    97.7    51.5    20.3
    2004 04 25    08 19.68   -33 23.4    0.728    1.330    99.0    48.3    20.5
    2004 05 05    08 53.20   -32 46.4    0.804    1.390    99.5    45.7    20.8
    2004 05 15    09 25.56   -32 02.4    0.885    1.448    99.3    43.6    21.0
    2004 05 25    09 56.82   -31 17.7    0.974    1.504    98.4    41.8    21.3
    2004 06 04    10 26.95   -30 37.4    1.070    1.559    96.8    40.3    21.5
    2004 06 14    10 55.94   -30 03.6    1.173    1.611    94.5    38.9    21.7
    2004 06 24    11 23.88   -29 38.1    1.284    1.661    91.7    37.7    22.0
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2003 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2003-Y38
    

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