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                                                  Circular No. 7538
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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S/2000 S 7, S/2000 S 8, S/2000 S 9
    The team led by B. Gladman (cf. IAUC 7512) reports the discovery of
three more satellites of Saturn.  Selected astrometry and ephemerides:

     2000 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.         R    Observer
     Sept.23.42883    3 54 08.54   +17 57 46.0   23.7   Gladman
          24.43323    3 54 02.30   +17 57 15.0            "
     Nov.  4.25248    3 44 35.80   +17 22 12.3          UT1 Team
          27.36905    3 36 45.55   +16 56 29.5          Kavelaars

     Sept.23.47373    3 57 42.41   +18 33 04.5          Gladman
          24.48641    3 57 38.41   +18 32 46.7   23.5     "
     Nov.  4.24298    3 49 30.02   +18 04 58.1   23.6   UT1 Team
          27.28907    3 42 10.70   +17 41 28.9          Kavelaars

     Sept.23.46308    3 53 01.51   +18 03 10.6   24.2   Gladman
          24.47540    3 52 56.65   +18 02 43.2   23.8     "
     Nov.  4.26280    3 44 26.54   +17 29 43.6   24.0   UT1 Team
          27.30408    3 37 07.92   +17 05 02.3   23.5   Kavelaars

B. Gladman and J. Kavelaars (Mauna Kea).  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii
   Telescope.  Measurer Gladman.
UT1 Science Team (Paranal).  ESO VLT-UT1 8-m refl.  Measurer Gladman.
J. Kavelaars and P. Nicholson (Palomar).  5-m refl.  Measurer Kavelaars.

2000/01     R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_S   Elong.  dR.A.   dDecl.
Dec.  2     3 35.22    +16 51.7    8.274    0.176  165.3   3169-    979-
     12     3 32.11    +16 42.1    8.328    0.178  154.4   3231-   1020-
     22     3 29.40    +16 34.3    8.410    0.181  143.6   3282-   1056-
Jan.  1     3 27.25    +16 28.8    8.518    0.183  132.9   3325-   1087-
     11     3 25.76    +16 25.9    8.646    0.185  122.4   3362-   1113-

Dec.  2     3 40.69    +17 36.8    8.104    0.106  166.8   1537+   1728+
     12     3 37.73    +17 27.4    8.165    0.104  155.9   1608+   1699+
     22     3 35.15    +17 19.5    8.256    0.102  145.2   1667+   1653+
Jan.  1     3 33.10    +17 13.4    8.372    0.101  134.5   1715+   1591+
     11     3 31.69    +17 09.7    8.510    0.099  124.0   1749+   1513+

Dec.  2     3 35.67    +17 00.3    8.063    0.146  165.4   2778-    459-
     12     3 32.78    +16 51.2    8.115    0.144  154.6   2649-    475-
     22     3 30.30    +16 43.9    8.195    0.143  143.9   2503-    484-
Jan.  1     3 28.39    +16 38.8    8.301    0.141  133.2   2342-    487-
     11     3 27.14    +16 36.4    8.428    0.140  122.8   2167-    482-

                      (C) Copyright 2000 CBAT
2000 December 7                (7538)              Brian G. Marsden

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