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IAUC 1987: Prob. NEW Sat OF SATURN; 1966e; 1965d

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                                                  Circular No. 1987
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
Postal Address: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
Cable Address: SATELLITES, NEWYORK
Western Union: RAPID SATELLITE CAMBMASS


PROBABLE NEW SATELLITE OF SATURN
     Dr. Audouin Dollfus, Meudon Observatory, reports the discovery
of a probable new satellite of Saturn.  The satellite, of magnitude
14, is very close to the edge of the ring and moves in an orbit of
estimated diameter 315 000 km.  The provisional revolution period
is 18 hours.  The object was observed on three plate: at eastern
elongation on December 15 and at western elongatin on December 16
and 17.  Dr. Dollfus states that further observations are needed.


COMET RUDNICKI (1966e)
     Dr. Axel V. Nielsen, Ole Romer Observatory, points out that
at its descending node Comet Rudnicki passes very near the orbit of
the earth.  Its heliocentric distance would then be 1.02 AU.  He
suggests the possibility of observing meteors associated with the
comet on about 1967 June 7.

     Further precise positions have been reported as follows:

     1966 UT             R.A. (1950) Decl.       Mag.   Observer
     Nov. 16.81487    1 13 14.71   - 6 54 55.1          Milet
          16.82318    1 13 12.28   - 6 55 08.3            "
     Dec.  1.03499    0 06 33.99   -11 24 24.3    9.0   Pereyra
           1.04892    0 06 29.72   -11 24 35.6    9.0     "
           4.06458   23 50 37.02   -12 12 58.6          Mintz
           4.08542   23 50 30.51   -12 13 14.7            "
           5.01250   23 45 31.56   -12 27 10.9            "

Milet (Nice Observatory).
Pereyra (Cordoba Observatory).  Measurer: Keller.  Computer:
   Rodriguez.
Mintz (U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington).  Measured on ADAMM.


PERIODIC COMET VAN BIESBROECK (1965d)
     Mr. J. J. Rodriquez, Cordoba Observatory, provides the following
positions, measured from plates taken by Z. M. Pereyra:

     1966 UT             R.A. (1950) Decl.
     July 16.10990   18 22 06.68   -15 16 32.7
          16.14750   18 22 05.66   -15 16 41.3


1967 January 3                 (1987)              Owen Gingerich

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