Unknown object discovered by Ed Cannon on Oct. 17

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@io.com)
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 17:45:31 EDT

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    I used ElCor on 18 observations by Ed Cannon.  There was one
    series of observations on Thursday evening and two series of
    observations on consecutive passes Saturday evening.
    The elset is:
    Unknown 031017
    1 90019U 03790B   03292.12252456  .00194221  00000-0  16695-2 0    02
    2 90019  27.3487 259.3389 1826339 275.1075  86.0290 11.96273643    07
    Ed says that the object was close to 5th magnitude at culmination
    last night at BCRC.  It was altitude 81, azimuth 170, range 1950 miles.
    I believe this is too bright to be a Delta 2 and thus is likely to
    be a Centaur.  Ed said it was not tumbling.
    Ed observed both the MER-A and MER-B Deltas last night and he said they
    were both considerably fainter.
    Mike McCants
    Austin, TX
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