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    M.P.E.C. 2004-B69                                Issued 2004 Jan. 30, 11:56 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
    
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              URL http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                       2002 TX68
    
                               Revision to MPEC 2002-T63
    
    Additional Observations:
         K02T68X HC2003 12 25.51108 12 48 38.60 -02 26 55.2          21.6 V EB069291
         K02T68X HC2003 12 25.51483 12 48 38.96 -02 26 55.4          21.8 V EB069291
         K02T68X HC2003 12 25.51855 12 48 39.46 -02 26 56.9          22.2 V EB069291
         K02T68X HC2004 01 30.44065 14 09 20.20 -02 54 51.4          21.9 V EB069291
         K02T68X HC2004 01 30.44929 14 09 21.52 -02 54 49.7          21.1 V EB069291
         K02T68X HC2004 01 30.45792 14 09 22.66 -02 54 47.2          21.0 V EB069291
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer M. Block.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    
    First and last observations above in comparison with prediction:
    Residuals in seconds of arc, reference and Delta-T
    031225 291 24.1-  6.7+    040130 291 37.4- 10.6+    MPO 41807   +0.014 day
    
    Orbital elements:
    2002 TX68
    Epoch 2003 Dec. 27.0 TT = JDT 2453000.5                 MPC
    M 279.86217              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.45500820     Peri.  122.26141     +0.06166205     +0.98792880
    a   1.6741328      Node   150.26492     -0.98472093     +0.08344743
    e   0.2932813      Incl.   16.64926     -0.16285727     -0.13051136
    P   2.17           H   18.0           G   0.15           U   4
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    021008 644  0.8+  1.1+    021010 651  0.2-  0.1-    021015 413  0.2-  0.0
    021008 644  0.3+  1.1+    021010 649  0.1+  0.1+    021031 696  0.0   0.6-
    021008 644  0.1-  0.8+    021010 926  0.1-  0.1+    021031 696  0.3+  0.4-
    021009 926  1.2+  0.3-    021010 926  0.6-  0.2+    021212 413  0.7+  0.2+
    021009 926  0.4-  0.1-    021010 649  0.0   0.1+    021212 413  0.3+  0.3-
    021009 474  0.3+  0.3-    021010 926  0.2-  0.0     021213 413  0.6+  0.1+
    021009 474  0.6-  0.4-    021010 649  0.3+  0.4+    031225 291  0.8+  0.1+
    021010 734  2.6-  0.6-    021015 649  0.0   0.0     031225 291  0.9-  0.9+
    021010 734  1.4+  0.4+    021015 649  0.6-  0.4-    031225 291  0.5-  0.4+
    021010 734  1.0-  0.5+    021015 649  0.2-  1.1-    040130 291  0.8-  0.1-
    021010 651  0.0   0.2-    021015 413  0.1-  0.1-    040130 291  1.0+  0.4-
    021010 651  1.3+  0.4+    021015 413  0.2-  0.4-    040130 291  0.2+  0.0
    
    Ephemeris:
    2002 TX68                a,e,i = 1.67, 0.29, 17                  q = 1.1831
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2004 01 26    13 58.96   -03 09.1    1.175    1.616    96.5    37.3    20.9
    2004 02 05    14 22.49   -02 27.7    1.054    1.575   101.1    37.9    20.6
    2004 02 15    14 46.63   -01 10.3    0.940    1.535   105.5    38.3    20.3
    2004 02 25    15 11.31   +00 49.4    0.836    1.494   109.5    38.6    20.0
    2004 03 06    15 36.42   +03 35.7    0.744    1.454   113.0    38.9    19.7
    2004 03 16    16 01.83   +07 10.4    0.663    1.414   115.6    39.4    19.4
    2004 03 26    16 27.25   +11 30.7    0.595    1.375   117.2    40.2    19.2
    2004 04 05    16 52.39   +16 25.7    0.539    1.339   117.6    41.5    18.9
    2004 04 15    17 16.97   +21 38.8    0.495    1.304   116.9    43.3    18.7
    2004 04 25    17 40.57   +26 48.3    0.461    1.273   115.3    45.6    18.6
    2004 05 05    18 02.92   +31 31.4    0.433    1.245   113.4    48.0    18.5
    2004 05 15    18 23.80   +35 30.4    0.409    1.222   111.6    50.3    18.4
    2004 05 25    18 42.88   +38 30.9    0.388    1.204   110.4    52.1    18.3
    2004 06 04    19 00.15   +40 20.6    0.365    1.191   110.2    53.1    18.1
    2004 06 14    19 15.53   +40 48.9    0.342    1.184   111.4    53.0    18.0
    2004 06 24    19 28.94   +39 37.8    0.317    1.184   114.5    51.4    17.8
    2004 07 04    19 40.68   +36 22.4    0.292    1.189   119.7    48.0    17.5
    2004 07 14    19 51.03   +30 33.4    0.270    1.200   127.6    42.1    17.2
    2004 07 24    20 00.55   +21 47.7    0.255    1.218   138.2    33.8    16.9
    2004 08 03    20 10.21   +10 33.2    0.252    1.240   150.0    24.2    16.6
    2004 08 13    20 20.67   -01 24.9    0.269    1.266   158.0    17.4    16.6
    2004 08 23    20 32.53   -11 54.2    0.305    1.297   156.4    18.2    16.9
    2004 09 02    20 46.09   -19 41.0    0.361    1.331   148.8    23.1    17.5
    2004 09 12    21 01.14   -24 46.8    0.431    1.367   140.5    27.9    18.1
    2004 09 22    21 17.45   -27 43.5    0.514    1.405   132.9    31.6    18.6
    2004 10 02    21 34.71   -29 05.3    0.607    1.444   126.1    34.0    19.1
    2004 10 12    21 52.51   -29 19.3    0.708    1.485   120.0    35.6    19.6
    2004 10 22    22 10.69   -28 44.3    0.817    1.525   114.3    36.5    20.0
    2004 11 01    22 29.04   -27 34.4    0.932    1.566   108.9    36.8    20.3
    2004 11 11    22 47.43   -25 59.2    1.052    1.606   103.7    36.8    20.6
    2004 11 21    23 05.82   -24 05.7    1.177    1.646    98.7    36.4    20.9
    2004 12 01    23 24.17   -21 59.3    1.305    1.686    93.7    35.7    21.2
    2004 12 11    23 42.46   -19 44.0    1.436    1.724    88.8    34.8    21.4
    2004 12 21    00 00.73   -17 22.8    1.568    1.761    83.9    33.7    21.6
    2004 12 31    00 18.97   -14 58.6    1.701    1.797    79.1    32.5    21.8
    2005 01 10    00 37.20   -12 33.1    1.834    1.831    74.3    31.1    22.0
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2004 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2004-B69
    

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