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IAUC 7171: S/1986 U 10; C/1999 J2; V1333 Aql

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                                                  Circular No. 7171
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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S/1986 U 10
     E. Karkoschka, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of
Arizona, reports the discovery of a previously unknown satellite of
Uranus in seven Voyager 2 images, at a signal that is between 3 and
15 times the background noise.  Observed over the 5-day arc
1986 Jan. 18-23, S/1986 U 10 was at apparent mag about 6.5-9.5
(brightening as the spacecraft approached Uranus), corresponding to
a mean opposition magnitude of V about 23.6 and diameter roughly 40
km (assuming an albedo similar to that of nearby satellites).  With
orbital motion 564.25 +/- 0.10 deg/day, an assumed circular orbit
in the plane of Uranus' equator yields an orbital radius of 76 416
km.  Conjunction in orbital longitude between S/1986 U 10 and
Uranus XIV (Belinda) occurred on 1986 Jan. 24.7 UT.


COMET C/1999 J2 (SKIFF)
     Additional astrometry and the following very preliminary
parabolic orbital elements appear on MPEC 1999-K08:

     T = 1999 Oct. 23.960 TT          Peri. = 114.701
                                      Node  =  47.826   2000.0
     q = 7.48613 AU                   Incl. =  86.940

1999 TT     R. A. (2000) Decl.   Delta     r    Elong. Phase    m1
May  12    17 00.39   +63 43.4   7.390   7.558   95.7    7.6   15.1
     22    16 46.52   +63 34.8   7.384   7.549   95.5    7.7   15.1
June  1    16 32.51   +63 08.2   7.387   7.541   94.9    7.7   15.1
     11    16 19.08   +62 23.3   7.398   7.534   93.8    7.7   15.1
     21    16 06.89   +61 21.3   7.416   7.527   92.4    7.8   15.1


V1333 AQUILAE
     C. Chevalier and S. A. Ilovaisky, Observatoire de Haute-
Provence (OHP), write:  "CCD images of V1333 Aql = Aquila X-1 taken
with the 1.2-m OHP telescope on May 13.1, 14.1, and 15.1 UT show a
rapid increase in mean brightness over this time interval, from V =
17.9 to 17.2.  These levels are comparable to the maximum values
that we observed during the mid-1996 mini-outburst and the mid-1997
moderate outburst.  However, quick-look data from the XTE All-Sky
Monitor for May 14-17 show low count rates (< 70 milliCrab).  This
low x-ray-to-optical luminosity ratio may perhaps signal a repeat
of the 1996 mini-outburst."

                      (C) Copyright 1999 CBAT
1999 May 18                    (7171)            Daniel W. E. Green

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