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    M.P.E.C. 2008-T02                                Issued 2008 Oct. 1, 17:02 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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                                  MPC@CFA.HARVARD.EDU
              URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html  ISSN 1523-6714
    
                                        2003 XH
    
    Additional Observations:
         K03X00H  C2008 09 22.20455 00 55 16.57 +13 38 11.3          20.2 V ET002691
         K03X00H  C2008 09 22.22215 00 55 16.19 +13 38 09.1          19.9 V ET002691
         K03X00H  C2008 09 22.23977 00 55 15.77 +13 38 07.1          19.8 V ET002691
         K03X00H  C2008 09 25.18727 00 54 12.21 +13 30 11.5          19.6 V ET002691
         K03X00H  C2008 09 25.20488 00 54 11.74 +13 30 08.0          19.5 V ET002691
         K03X00H  C2008 09 25.22250 00 54 11.28 +13 30 05.2          19.6 V ET002691
    
    Observer details:
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer R. S. McMillan.  0.9-m f/3
        reflector + CCD.
    
    First and last observations above in comparison with prediction:
    Residuals in seconds of arc (or two decimals in degrees), reference and Delta-T
    080922 691 0.04- 0.02-    080925 691 0.05- 0.02-    MPO 62456   +0.048 day
    
    Orbital elements:
    2003 XH
    Epoch 2008 Nov. 30.0 TT = JDT 2454800.5                 MPC
    M 353.29474              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.19316640     Peri.  202.42704     +0.26286881     -0.96294595
    a   2.9637961      Node   232.38466     +0.89636527     +0.26685788
    e   0.5430879      Incl.    4.36521     +0.35697240     +0.03901233
    P   5.10           H   18.1           G   0.15           U   3
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    031201 704  0.6+  0.5+    031204 704  0.6-  1.1-    031219 608  0.1-  0.4-
    031201 704  0.0   0.2-    031204 704  0.1-  0.5-    031219 608  0.2-  1.0-
    031201 704  1.6+  0.5-    031204 704  0.2+  0.1+    031219 608  0.1+  0.9-
    031201 704  0.2+  0.4-    031204 704  0.3-  0.4+    031220 704  0.4+  0.7-
    031203 704  0.2-  0.1+    031204 704  0.3-  0.5+    031220 704  0.2+  0.6+
    031203 704  0.0   0.0     031204 704  0.3+  0.6+    031220 704  0.1+  0.3-
    031203 704  0.2+  0.3+    031204 704  0.4+  0.7+    040106 608  0.1+  0.2-
    031203 704  0.0   0.9+    031204 704  0.3+  0.5+    040106 608  0.1+  0.6+
    031203 704  0.2-  0.4+    031204 704  0.0   1.0+    040106 608  0.1+  0.4-
    031204 854  0.0   0.0     031204 704  0.0   0.0     040229 926  0.1-  0.1+
    031204 854  0.3-  0.5-    031204 704  0.1-  0.4+    040229 926  0.4-  0.5+
    031204 854  0.2-  0.0     031204 704  0.3-  0.8+    080922 691  0.1+  0.1-
    031204 673  0.3-  0.0     031204 G72 (0.0   4.2-)   080922 691  0.3+  0.1-
    031204 673  0.5-  0.0     031204 G72  1.7+  1.8-    080922 691  0.0   0.0
    031204 673  0.2-  0.0     031204 G72  1.3-  0.1-    080925 691  0.2-  0.2+
    031204 673  0.3-  0.1-    031204 G72  1.2+  0.1+    080925 691  0.2-  0.2-
    031204 673  0.3-  0.0     031204 704  1.2-  0.6+    080925 691  0.0   0.2+
    031204 673  0.3-  0.0     031204 G72 (2.1+  0.8-)
    
    Ephemeris:
    2003 XH                  a,e,i = 2.96, 0.54, 4                   q = 1.3542
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2008 10 01    00 51.52   +13 06.8    0.686    1.679   168.7     6.7    18.9
    2008 10 11    00 45.72   +12 03.4    0.627    1.623   172.9     4.4    18.5
    2008 10 21    00 39.83   +10 37.5    0.588    1.570   164.4     9.8    18.6
    2008 10 31    00 35.77   +09 02.8    0.566    1.521   153.6    16.9    18.7
    2008 11 10    00 35.42   +07 37.3    0.559    1.476   143.1    23.7    18.8
    2008 11 20    00 39.96   +06 35.7    0.564    1.438   133.8    29.7    18.9
    2008 11 30    00 49.77   +06 06.9    0.579    1.405   125.8    34.7    19.1
    2008 12 10    01 04.73   +06 14.1    0.600    1.381   119.1    38.5    19.2
    2008 12 20    01 24.27   +06 54.4    0.628    1.364   113.7    41.3    19.4
    2008 12 30    01 47.67   +08 02.1    0.662    1.355   109.3    43.2    19.5
    2009 01 09    02 14.25   +09 29.8    0.703    1.355   105.8    44.3    19.7
    2009 01 19    02 43.20   +11 08.2    0.751    1.364   102.9    44.7    19.9
    2009 01 29    03 13.83   +12 48.9    0.807    1.382   100.4    44.5    20.0
    2009 02 08    03 45.53   +14 23.8    0.873    1.407    98.1    43.9    20.2
    2009 02 18    04 17.65   +15 46.2    0.949    1.440    96.0    43.1    20.4
    2009 02 28    04 49.70   +16 51.9    1.036    1.479    93.7    42.0    20.7
    2009 03 10    05 21.28   +17 38.2    1.133    1.523    91.3    40.7    20.9
    2009 03 20    05 52.02   +18 04.2    1.240    1.573    88.7    39.3    21.1
    2009 03 30    06 21.73   +18 10.5    1.356    1.626    85.9    37.8    21.3
    2009 04 09    06 50.27   +17 58.4    1.482    1.682    82.9    36.2    21.6
    2009 04 19    07 17.54   +17 29.7    1.615    1.741    79.6    34.6    21.8
    2009 04 29    07 43.57   +16 46.5    1.755    1.802    76.1    32.9    22.0
    
    Gareth V. Williams           (C) Copyright 2008 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2008-T02
    

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