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IAUC 1212: OBJECT NEAR NEPTUNE; PLUTO

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                                                 Circulaire No. 1212
BUREAU CENTRAL DES TELEGRAMMES ASTRONOMIQUES.
     UNION ASTRONOMIQUE INTERNATIONALE.
Adresse postale: Bureau Central des telegrammes astronomiques,
         Observatory, Ostervold 3, Copenhagen K, Denmark.
         Address telegraphique: Observatory Copenhagen.


OBJECT NEAR NEPTUNE
     G. P. Kuiper, McDonald Observatory, Texas, reports
that an object of magnitude 19m has been discovered 168"
west and 112" north of Neptune.  The motion is similar
to that of Neptune and it is suggested that the object may
be a satellite.


PLUTO
     The following position was obtained at the Observatorio
de Marina, San Fernando:

  1949    U.T.    R.A. 1950   p(R.A.)   Decl. 1950  p(Decl.)
  Feb.  1.91419   9 21 42.76  -0s37    +23 40 58.5   +2"74

      Time of aberration not included


1949 April 1                   (1212)            Julie M. Vinter Hansen

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