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    M.P.E.C. 2008-N12                                Issued 2008 July 4, 01:04 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.
    
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
    
                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                        2008 NX
    
    Observations:
         K08N00X* C2008 07 02.31208 20 57 25.92 -10 03 12.0          19.5 V EN012691
         K08N00X  C2008 07 02.32971 20 57 34.67 -10 02 17.4          19.6 V EN012691
         K08N00X  C2008 07 02.34733 20 57 43.40 -10 01 21.7          19.7 V EN012691
         K08N00X  C2008 07 02.41937 20 58 18.53 -09 57 31.0                 EN012691
         K08N00X  C2008 07 02.42541 20 58 21.45 -09 57 11.2                 EN012691
         K08N00X  C2008 07 02.42836 20 58 22.91 -09 57 01.6                 EN012691
         K08N00X IC2008 07 03.44573 21 08 02.61 -08 59 38.2          19.2 V EN012F85
         K08N00X  C2008 07 03.45739 21 08 08.29 -08 59 01.5          19.3 V EN012F85
         K08N00X  C2008 07 03.98818 21 12 57.64 -08 35 25.4                 EN012J95
         K08N00X  C2008 07 03.99169 21 12 59.39 -08 35 14.4                 EN012J95
         K08N00X  C2008 07 03.99505 21 13 00.99 -08 35 04.2          19.8 R EN012J95
    
    Observer details:
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer T. H. Bressi.  0.9-m f/3
        reflector + CCD.
    F85 Tiki Observatory, Punaauia.  Observer N. Teamo.  Measurer J. C. Pelle.
        0.41-m f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2008 NX                                                  Earth MOID = 0.0308 AU
    Epoch 2008 May 14.0 TT = JDT 2454600.5                  MPC
    M 326.64821              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.64747457     Peri.   25.34081     +0.24116574     +0.97042879
    a   1.3232876      Node   258.61593     -0.89218877     +0.21750162
    e   0.2089450      Incl.    0.60471     -0.38188779     +0.10469482
    P   1.52           H   25.2           G   0.15           U   7
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    080702 691  0.5+  0.1-    080702 691  0.0   0.3+    080703 J95  0.0   0.4-
    080702 691  0.2-  0.5-    080702 691  0.4+  0.2+    080703 J95  0.5+  0.0
    080702 691  0.1+  0.1-    080703 F85 (3.5-  0.8+)   080703 J95  0.1-  0.1+
    080702 691  0.2+  0.1+    080703 F85  1.4+  1.8+
    
    Ephemeris:
    2008 NX                  a,e,i = 1.32, 0.21, 1                   q = 1.0468
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2008 07 03    21 03.81   -09 23.9    0.0361   1.047   145.1    33.8    19.5
    2008 07 13    22 17.02   -02 07.6    0.0443   1.048   135.0    43.3    20.2
    2008 07 23    22 56.81   +01 46.7    0.0562   1.056   133.7    44.1    20.8
    2008 08 02    23 15.52   +03 17.7    0.0698   1.068   138.3    39.2    21.1
    2008 08 12    23 21.56   +03 18.6    0.0851   1.085   146.4    31.1    21.4
    2008 08 22    23 20.44   +02 26.3    0.103    1.107   156.5    21.4    21.5
    2008 09 01    23 15.66   +01 04.4    0.125    1.131   167.4    11.2    21.6
    2008 09 11    23 10.65   -00 21.3    0.152    1.159   175.5     4.0    21.8
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-N12
    

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