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    M.P.E.C. 2009-Q03                                Issued 2009 Aug. 16, 22:47 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
    
                                       2009 PT2
    
    Observations:
         K09P02T* C2009 08 15.15769 20 46 14.06 -08 55 13.8          20.9 V EQ003691
         K09P02T  C2009 08 15.17375 20 46 11.76 -08 54 48.9          20.8 V EQ003691
         K09P02T  C2009 08 15.18981 20 46 09.49 -08 54 24.7          21.2 V EQ003691
         K09P02T  C2009 08 15.96548 20 44 26.76 -08 34 23.1                 EQ003J95
         K09P02T  C2009 08 15.96851 20 44 26.39 -08 34 19.4          20.3 R EQ003J95
         K09P02T  C2009 08 16.14928 20 44 03.15 -08 29 21.9          20.7 V EQ003H55
         K09P02T  C2009 08 16.15957 20 44 01.64 -08 29 05.6          21.2 V EQ003H55
         K09P02T  C2009 08 16.27483 20 43 45.33 -08 25 54.1          21.4 V EQ003291
         K09P02T  C2009 08 16.27863 20 43 44.81 -08 25 48.2          19.6 V EQ003291
         K09P02T  C2009 08 16.28239 20 43 44.20 -08 25 42.2          21.3 V EQ003291
    
    Observer details:
    291 LPL/Spacewatch II.  Observer M. T. Read.  1.8-m f/2.7 reflector + CCD.
    691 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak.  Observer M. T. Read.  0.9-m f/3 reflector
        + CCD.
    H55 Astronomical Research Observatory, Charleston.  Observer R. Holmes.
        Measurer H. Devore.  0.81-m f/4.0 astrograph + CCD.
    J95 Great Shefford.  Observer P. Birtwhistle.  0.40-m f/6.0 Schmidt-Cassegrain
        + CCD.
    
    Orbital elements:
    2009 PT2                                                 Earth MOID = 0.0460 AU
    Epoch 2009 June 18.0 TT = JDT 2455000.5                 MPC
    M 302.77618              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n   0.45825422     Peri.   95.18240     +0.81296258     -0.57951581
    a   1.6662177      Node   300.24607     +0.50469119     +0.75006436
    e   0.4489069      Incl.    3.78574     +0.29048003     +0.31869245
    P   2.15           H   23.5           G   0.15           U   9
    Residuals in seconds of arc
    090815 691  0.2+  0.5-    090815 J95  0.5+  0.7-    090816 291  0.6+  0.0
    090815 691  0.2-  0.3+    090816 H55  0.7-  0.1+    090816 291  0.0   0.1-
    090815 691  0.1+  0.3+    090816 H55  0.2-  0.1-
    090815 J95  0.6-  0.5+    090816 291  0.3-  0.3+
    
    Ephemeris:
    2009 PT2                 a,e,i = 1.67, 0.45, 4                   q = 0.9182
    Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
    2009 08 17    20 42.10   -08 05.3    0.171    1.177   163.5    14.1    20.8
    2009 08 22    20 29.16   -05 21.9    0.146    1.146   155.6    21.4    20.7
    2009 08 27    20 12.99   -01 40.2    0.123    1.115   146.7    29.8    20.5
    2009 09 01    19 52.23   +03 27.8    0.102    1.085   136.3    39.9    20.3
    2009 09 06    19 24.06   +10 43.4    0.0843   1.057   123.8    52.4    20.2
    2009 09 11    18 42.72   +20 51.7    0.0702   1.031   108.2    68.1    20.2
    2009 09 16    17 37.62   +33 29.6    0.0617   1.006    89.1    87.4    20.5
    2009 09 21    15 58.43   +44 27.5    0.0612   0.984    69.5   107.2    21.4
    2009 09 26    14 04.56   +48 06.3    0.0690   0.965    55.1   121.5    22.6
    
    Timothy B. Spahr             (C) Copyright 2009 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2009-Q03
    

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