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snowcelt
2003-May-02, 07:33 PM
The I.A.U. names asteroid number 26858 Misterrogers.

kurtisw
2003-May-02, 08:38 PM
The I.A.U. names asteroid number 26858 Misterrogers.

The current coordinates of asteroid 26858 Misterrogers are extremely
close to the purported position of Planet X. How funny!

--- From the Minor Planet Ephemeris Server:
(26858) Misterrogers

Ephemeris is based on 5-opp elements from MPO 14480. Last observed on 2003 Jan. 4.

Date UT R.A. (J2000) Decl.
2003 04 21 00 04 06.10 +08 06.9
2003 05 02 00 04 38.47 +08 53.6

--- From Zetatalk:

RA 4.12964 Dec 08.11571 Apr 21, 2003
[From me: RA=04 07.8, Dec= +08 06.9]
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:D

kurtisw
2003-May-02, 08:48 PM
Oh, and it's not in our neighborhood. It's an eccentric orbit, with a
minor axis of 1.5 astronomical units and a major axis of nearly 3.2 AU.

tracer
2003-May-02, 08:52 PM
Yeah, but how inclined is its orbit?

kurtisw
2003-May-02, 08:55 PM
Yeah, but how inclined is its orbit?

I'm not inclined to look it up right now. :D