[Iaude] CBET 5084: 2021 DN_15

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                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 5084
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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2021 DN_15
     S. S. Sheppard, Carnegie Institution for Science; D. J. Tholen,
University of Hawaii; and C. A. Trujillo, Northern Arizona University, report
that discovery images from the Subaru 8-m meter telescope on Mauna Kea on 2021
Feb. 17 reveal that the transneptunian minor planet 2021 DN_15 (cf. MPEC
2021-Y17) is a binary system.  The primary and secondary were separately
resolved in two images and were measured to have a mean separation of 1".05.
The secondary was about 0.1 magnitude fainter and at position angle about 3
deg from the primary.  Follow-up images from the Magellan 6.5-m telescope on
2021 Mar. 9, 17, and 18 again showed the binary nature of the object with
similar characteristics as at discovery.


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2021 December 19                 (CBET 5084)              Daniel W. E. Green



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