[Iaude] MPEC X40: 2023 WZ3 [a=1.39,e=0.28,i=2.8,H=25.0]

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M.P.E.C. 2023-X40                              Issued 2023 December 4, 21:54 UT

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                                    2023 WZ3                                    


Observations:
     K23W03Z* C2023 11 18.82242 04 22 43.63 +20 30 34.1          21.6 wVEX040O18
     K23W03Z  C2023 11 18.82896 04 22 43.52 +20 30 39.9          21.7 wVEX040O18
     K23W03Z  C2023 11 18.83549 04 22 43.43 +20 30 45.8          21.9 wVEX040O18
     K23W03Z 1C2023 12 03.28719704 20 33.904+25 57 00.25         20.17GVEX040G96
     K23W03Z 1C2023 12 03.29234604 20 33.706+25 57 09.47         20.50GVEX040G96
     K23W03Z 1C2023 12 03.29748904 20 33.461+25 57 19.37         20.70GVEX040G96
     K23W03Z 1C2023 12 03.30262804 20 33.241+25 57 29.77         20.46GVEX040G96
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 03.41707704 20 28.169+26 00 59.44         20.83GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 03.42405004 20 27.971+26 01 12.04         20.84GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 03.42755504 20 27.809+26 01 18.34         21.08GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 03.42917704 20 27.751+26 01 21.00         20.60GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 04.15841604 20 22.600+26 25 10.09         20.65GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 04.16142204 20 22.492+26 25 16.61         20.55GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 04.16360504 20 22.441+26 25 21.14         21.43GVEX040I52
     K23W03Z KC2023 12 04.16864804 20 22.182+26 25 31.94         20.56GVEX040I52

Observer details:
G96 Mt. Lemmon Survey.  Observer H. Groeller.  Measurers E. C. Beshore, D.
    Fay, J. B. Fazekas, D. C. Fuls, A. R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, H. Groeller, J.
    K. Hogan, R. A. Kowalski, S. M. Larson, G. J. Leonard, D. Rankin, R. L.
    Seaman, F. C. Shelly, K. W. Wierzchos.  1.5-m reflector + 10K CCD.
I52 Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station.  Observers R. A. Kowalski, G. J.
    Leonard.  Measurers E. C. Beshore, D. Fay, J. B. Fazekas, D. C. Fuls, A.
    R. Gibbs, A. D. Grauer, H. Groeller, J. K. Hogan, R. A. Kowalski, S. M.
    Larson, G. J. Leonard, D. Rankin, R. L. Seaman, F. C. Shelly, K. W.
    Wierzchos.  1.0-m prime focus + CCD.
O18 WFST, Lenghu.  Observers Q. Y. Hai, K. Yan, J. Z. Zhu, N. Jiang, Z. Y.
    Cai.  Measurers B. Li, H. B. Zhao, Z. J. Xu, G. T. Zhaori.  2.5-m f/2.48
    reflector + CCD.

Orbital elements:
2023 WZ3                                                 Earth MOID = 0.0409 AU
Epoch 2023 Sept. 13.0 TT = JDT 2460200.5                Bell                    
M 279.13250              (2000.0)            P               Q                  
n   0.60227121     Peri.   65.10462     -0.58440207     -0.81036213             
a   1.3886985      Node    60.72182     +0.72592165     -0.54536988             
e   0.2837040      Incl.    2.77821     +0.36264580     -0.21420764             
P   1.64           H   25.03          G   0.15           U   8                  
Residuals in seconds of arc
231118 O18  0.2-  0.1-    231203 G96  0.3+  0.1-    231203 I52  0.1-  0.3-
231118 O18  0.3-  0.1-    231203 G96  0.6+  0.6+    231204 I52  0.2-  0.1-
231118 O18  0.1-  0.1+    231203 I52  0.5-  0.2-    231204 I52  0.1-  0.1+
231203 G96  0.2-  0.4+    231203 I52  0.3+  0.1-    231204 I52  0.3+  0.0
231203 G96  0.3+  0.2-    231203 I52  0.1-  0.1-    231204 I52  0.5-  0.1+

Ephemeris:
2023 WZ3                 a,e,i = 1.39, 0.28, 3                   q = 0.9947
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase     V
2023 11 04    04 18 47.5 +17 47 27   0.2439  1.2171   154.8    20.3    23.4
...
2023 11 19    04 22 44.9 +20 33 35   0.1692  1.1549   168.7     9.7    22.1
...
2023 11 27    04 22 02.4 +23 05 59   0.1371  1.1237   176.2     3.3    21.3
...
2023 12 03    04 20 38.6 +25 48 03   0.1161  1.1016   175.1     4.4    21.0
2023 12 04    04 20 21.8 +26 20 11   0.1128  1.0980   174.1     5.3    20.9
2023 12 05    04 20 04.4 +26 54 00   0.1096  1.0945   173.0     6.3    20.9
...
2023 12 11    04 18 21.1 +30 57 58   0.09194 1.0743   166.1    12.7    20.8
...
2023 12 19    04 17 38.3 +38 50 06   0.07199 1.0501   155.9    22.5    20.5
...
2024 01 03    04 52 08.9 +66 27 58   0.04631 1.0152   132.6    45.5    20.1

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