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Minor Planet Ephemeris Service: Query Results

Below are the results of your summary request from the Minor Planet Center's Minor Planet Ephemeris Service. This summary lists the current J2000.0 coordinates, visual magnitude and solar elongation of the selected minor planets, as well as information on the date of last observation (where available), forthcoming opposition data, details on the orbit and a comment on the desirability of obtaining further observations. The opposition date lists the date of the next opposition and the declination and visual magnitude at that time. If further observations are desirable, the parenthetical quantities are the elongation, the declination and the visual magnitude at the first date given.

 R.A.  Decl.   V    El.  Last obs.   Next opp./ Decl./ V    Orbit                               Further observations?

(15304) Wikberg
02 09  +19.9  17.4  025  2001/11/10  2003/01/15  -03  15.9    5 opps, 1929-2001, MPC 853        None needed at this time.

Astrometric observations of any of the following objects should be sent directly to Updated orbits will be available automatically through this page.


By default, ephemerides are geocentric, begin now and are for 20 days at 1 day intervals. The desired start date for the ephemeris should be entered in YYYY MM DD format, e.g., 1998 July 19 = 1998 07 19. Note that these ephemerides are intended to assist current observations only.

Start date for ephemerides: Number of dates to output

Ephemeris interval: Ephemeris units: days hours

Observatory code:

Display motions as: "/min "/hr °/day

Total motion and direction Separate R.A. and Decl. motions

Format for elements output:

MPC 1-line;
MPC 8-line;
SkyMap (SkyMap Software);
Guide (Project Pluto);
xephem (E. Downey);
Home Planet (J. Walker);
MyStars! (Relative Data Products);
TheSky (Software Bisque);
Starry Night (Sienna Software);
Deep Space (D. S. Chandler);
PC-TCS (D. Harvey);
Earth Centered Universe (Nova Astronomics);
Dance of the Planets (ARC);
MegaStar V4.x (E.L.B. Software);
SkyChart 2000.0 (Southern Stars Software);
Voyager II (Carina Software);
SkyTools (CapellaSoft);
Autostar (Meade Instruments);

If you select 8-line MPC format the elements will be displayed with the ephemerides. If you select any format other than 8-line MPC format, only the elements are returned. In such cases your browser should download the elements file and save it to your local disk.

This service utilises the Minor Planet Ephemeris Service, courtesy of the IAU's Minor Planet Center. It has been made possible by Process Software Corporation, and their excellent VMS Web server, Purveyor.

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