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IAUC 2899: FMO HELIN; Prob. NEW Sat OF JUPITER; 1975p; omicron And

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                                                  Circular No. 2899
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


FAST-MOVING OBJECT HELIN
     E. Helin, California Institute of Technology, reports that she
has discovered a fast-moving asteroidal object on exposures with
the 46-cm Schmidt telescope at Palomar Mountain, as shown below.
S. J. Bus and C. Pryor assisted.

     1976 UT          R. A. (1950) Decl.       mpv
     Jan.  7.33750    6 54.9     +15 10       13-14
           7.36806    6 54.8     +15 14
           8.13889    6 50.6     +16 58
           8.33750    6 49.3     +17 25
           9.33750    6 43.5     +19 43


PROBABLE NEW SATELLITE OF JUPITER
     Re-reduction of the first three positions on IAUC 2855 gives
the result below.  The basic conclusions concerning the probable
satellite are unchanged.  No new observations have been reported.

     1975 UT             R. A. (1950) Decl.
     Sept. 30.31250    1 17 26.33   + 7 02 52.2
     Oct.   1.31736    1 17 00.44   + 7 00 01.0
            2.39444    1 16 32.74   + 6 56 56.1


COMET BRADFIELD (1975p)
     Selected total visual magnitude estimates: Jan. 4.02 UT, 7.3
(C. Sherrod, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 15-cm refractor); 4.93,
6.9 (S. O'Meara, Harvard College Observatory, 6-cm finder); 5.02,
7.4 (P. Maley, Houston, Texas, 13-cm refractor); 5.94, 7.2
(O'Meara); 6.01, 7.8 (Sherrod); 7.09, 7.5 (M. J. Mayo and J.
Truxton, Agoura, California, 25-cm reflector); 8.02, 7.6 (Maley).


omicron ANDROMEDAE
     T. Bolton and A. Gulliver, David Dunlap Observatory, report
that observations since Aug. 1975 show the steady development of a
strong shell in the H lines (cf. IAUC 2881, 2889).  The metallic
shell lines are weak and highly variable, observations on 1976 Jan.
4 and 5 showing dramatic changes on timescales as short as 1 day.


1976 January 9                 (2899)              Brian G. Marsden

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