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IAUC 7539: S/2000 S 10; OUTER Sats OF THE GIANT PLANETS

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                                                  Circular No. 7539
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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S/2000 S 10
     Another Saturnian satellite has been reported by the IAUC 7512 team:

     2000 UT             R.A. (2000) Decl.         R    Observer
     Sept.23.47373    3 58 47.49   +18 34 49.6   23.1   Gladman
          24.48641    3 58 42.24   +18 34 36.7   23.2     "
     Nov. 24.20963    3 42 42.59   +17 51 40.7   23.0   Petit
          27.18394    3 41 40.47   +17 48 53.4          Kavelaars

B. Gladman and J. Kavelaars (Mauna Kea).  3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii
   Telescope.  Measurer Gladman.
J.-M. Petit and B. Gladman (ESO).  2.2-m reflector.  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 40.02    +17 44.5    8.037    0.153  166.7    962+   2192+
     12     3 36.79    +17 36.1    8.086    0.157  155.8    804+   2219+
     22     3 33.96    +17 29.1    8.165    0.161  144.9    647+   2232+
Jan.  1     3 31.68    +17 24.1    8.269    0.164  134.2    496+   2233+
     11     3 30.07    +17 21.5    8.395    0.167  123.6    357+   2226+


OUTER SATELLITES OF THE GIANT PLANETS
     During the past year and a half the number of known outer satellites (or
candidate outer satellites) of the giant planets has more than doubled.
Although the Central Bureau is charged with providing provisional designations
for new satellite candidates, to provide all the astrometric, orbital and
ephemeris information requires a prohibitive amount of space on these
Circulars.  Readers should be aware that, by arrangement with IAU
Commission 20, full astrometric and orbital information is now being included
in the Minor Planet Circulars, and full details on S/2000 S 5- S 10 will
appear in the Dec. 11 batch.  In the future, the Minor Planet Electronic
Circulars will be used to provide the initial information more completely.
     Further observations are particularly required of S/2000 S 3, while
recent observations of S/2000 S 4 indicate a significant ephemeris revision:

2000/01     R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta     r_S   Elong.  dR.A.   dDecl.
Dec.  2     3 40.43    +17 19.3    8.200    0.072  166.6   1314+    678+
     12     3 37.60    +17 14.1    8.250    0.079  155.8   1501+    898+
     22     3 35.12    +17 10.2    8.326    0.086  145.1   1649+   1096+
Jan.  1     3 33.15    +17 08.1    8.428    0.092  134.5   1761+   1270+
     11     3 31.80    +17 08.1    8.552    0.098  124.0   1844+   1421+

                      (C) Copyright 2000 CBAT
2000 December 7                (7539)              Brian G. Marsden

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