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Asteroid 2008 LC18 is at Opposition (31.443 AU) in the constellation Sagittarius on the 27th June 2015

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Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   Mag
2015 06 26 000000 18 21 40.1 -26 43 56  31.462  32.476  176.5   0.1  23.5
2015 06 27 000000 18 21 33.1 -26 44 08  31.462  32.476  176.6   0.1  23.5
2015 06 28 000000 18 21 26.1 -26 44 21  31.462  32.476  176.5   0.1  23.5
2015 06 29 000000 18 21 19.1 -26 44 33  31.462  32.476  176.1   0.1  23.5
2015 06 30 000000 18 21 12.1 -26 44 45  31.463  32.476  175.5   0.1  23.5
2015 07 01 000000 18 21 05.1 -26 44 56  31.464  32.476  174.8   0.2  23.5
2015 07 02 000000 18 20 58.1 -26 45 08  31.465  32.476  174.0   0.2  23.5
2015 07 03 000000 18 20 51.2 -26 45 19  31.467  32.476  173.2   0.2  23.5
2015 07 04 000000 18 20 44.2 -26 45 31  31.469  32.476  172.3   0.2  23.5
2015 07 05 000000 18 20 37.3 -26 45 42  31.471  32.476  171.4   0.3  23.5
2015 07 06 000000 18 20 30.4 -26 45 53  31.473  32.477  170.5   0.3  23.5
2015 07 07 000000 18 20 23.5 -26 46 04  31.476  32.477  169.6   0.3  23.5
2015 07 08 000000 18 20 16.7 -26 46 15  31.479  32.477  168.7   0.4  23.5
2015 07 09 000000 18 20 09.8 -26 46 25  31.482  32.477  167.7   0.4  23.5
2015 07 10 000000 18 20 03.0 -26 46 36  31.486  32.477  166.8   0.4  23.5


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Astronomers have found a new 100km diameter Trojan asteroid near Neptune.
Trojans are a type of asteroid found in space graveyards. They shed light on what the early Solar System was like.
Scientists say up to 150 similar objects could await discovery in the same area.
The new asteroid was discovered by Dr Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution and Dr Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory, Hawaii.

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Orbital elements:
2008 LC18
Epoch 2010 July 23.0 TT = JDT 2455400.5 MPC
M 168.90351 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.00599597 Peri. 7.37337 -0.08819400 -0.88243527
a 30.0074799 Node 88.52262 +0.88868775 -0.27925380
e 0.0820038 Incl. 27.53217 +0.44995100 +0.37858329
P 164.38 H 8.4 G 0.15 U 6

MPEC 2010 - P50


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