Re: Proposed Naming Convention for Unknown Objects

Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 04:06:11 PDT

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    I support Ted Molczan's proposal. In particular adding 500 to
    the day (rather than 200) also avoids problems if there is a surge
    in launches in a few years time.
    Would Ted be willing to maintain the registry of un-identified objects?
    Whoever does it there should be the conditions
    (a) that a new object is only added when it has accurately observed on 
        several occasions
    (b) the orbit must be the only one fitting the observations. 
    For instance, I have issued several orbits recently, but these would not
    qualify because there were insufficient observations and alternative 
    Mike Waterman
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