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Showing posts with label (Orbit type: Apollo ). Show all posts
Showing posts with label (Orbit type: Apollo ). Show all posts

Dec 17, 2018

Confirmation Images Of The NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) Object (A10aElq = 2002 XQ90) on 2018-12-13

The NEO 2002 XQ90 first observed at an apparent magnitude of 17.4 by Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico(MPC Code 704) on 2002-12-15, ten days after it made a approaches of 11.50 Lunar Distances (0.02954 Astronomical Units). This asteroid was observed until 2003-01-12 when it became too faint to be observed. On 2018-12-09 ATLAS-MLO(Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System - Mauna Loa) on its nightly sweep of the nigh sky found an object at an apparent magnitude of an apparent magnitude of 19.1. Observations of this object were reported to the Minor Planet Center(MPC) using the observer-assigned temporary designation A10aElq. The object was posted the NEO Confirmation Page. Observer from around world submitted confirmation observations to the MPC.  In an effort to help in the confirmation I obtain 60-10 Second Luminance BIN2 taken using iTelescope.net's(T11).

I use Astrometrica to do the data reduction by way of the stack and track method. I had Astrometrica stack 4 sets(stacks) of 14 images. 

A confirmation image of the NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) object (A10aElq = 2002 XQ90)
on 2018-12-13 from Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)
a stack of 14-10 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) object (A10aElq = 2002 XQ90)
on 2018-12-13 from Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)
a stack of 14-10 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) object (A10aElq = 2002 XQ90)
on 2018-12-13 from Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)
a stack of 14-10 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) object (A10aElq = 2002 XQ90)
on 2018-12-13 from Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)
a stack of 14-10 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)
By Steven M. Tilley

I submitted my observations to the Minor Planet Center(MPC).
On 2018-12-16 the MPC issued MPEC 2018-Y02 : 2002 XQ90 and identify the A10aElq as 2002 XQ90.

Close-Approach (CA) Date and Time (TDB)  ± Time Uncertainty CA Distance Nominal (LD) CA Distance Nominal (au) CA Distance Minimum (LD) CA Distance Minimum (au)
1903-10-01 14:09  ± 00:02 24.91 0.06401 24.91 0.06401
1919-09-21 01:49  ± < 00:01 21.14 0.05433 21.14 0.05433
1935-09-09 11:52  ± < 00:01 42.43 0.10902 42.43 0.10902
1986-12-18 06:01  ± < 00:01 44.06 0.1132 44.05 0.1132
2002-12-05 01:14  ± < 00:01 11.5 0.02954 11.5 0.02954
2018-12-11 01:08  ± < 00:01 18.03 0.04633 18.03 0.04633
2079-09-25 12:59  ± < 00:01 22.64 0.05818 22.64 0.05818
2095-11-07 20:06  ± 00:03 29.34 0.07538 29.33 0.07538
2111-11-29 13:51  ± 00:02 16.73 0.04298 16.72 0.04297
2127-12-07 00:16  ± < 00:01 9.98 0.02565 9.98 0.02565
2143-12-23 11:58  ± 00:04 55.32 0.14216 55.31 0.14213
2188-09-08 17:20  ± 00:06 65.3 0.1678 65.28 0.16775

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Jul 5, 2018

The asteroid 2018 MW6 on 2018-07-04

The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018-07-04 12:30 UTC)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018-07-04 12:30 UTC)
Background
(as of 2018-07-04)
  •  Object: 2018 MW6
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO, PHA]
  • Approximate Diameter: 310 m  -  770 m  (1017.06  feet to  2526.25 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 19.436)
  • On the Sentry Risk Table:  No (Removed 2018-06-26 14:03:18)
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: No (Removed)
  • Discovery observation was made: 2018 06 19.26519
  • Discovery observation was made by Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2018-M81 : 2018 MW6
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 07 03.24029 (at  Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station  (MPC Code I52 ))
  • Data-Arc Span (publish): 14 days
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):68
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II, US/Arizona.
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch, US/Arizona. 
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (H01) Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro, US/New Mexico
    • (H21) Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield, US/Illinois.
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station,  US/Arizona.
    • (J77) Golden Hill Observatory, Stourton Caundle, UK.
    • (J95) Great Shefford, UK.
    • (L01) Višnjan Observatory, Tičan, Croatia.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW. 
    • (T12) Mauna Kea-UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up (2.24-m) US/Hawaii. 
  •  Perihelion Distance:0.7684431568362392(AU)
  •  Aphelion Distance: 6.056415878243476(AU)
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Jun 24, 2018

The asteroid 2018 MW6 on 2018-06-23


The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 22-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T17 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 22-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T17 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T30 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T30 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T30 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
By Steven M. Tilley
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018 Jun 23 13:00)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018 Jun 23 13:00)

 Background
(as of 2018-06-24)
  •  Object: 2018 MW6
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO, PHA]
  • Approximate Diameter: 310 M  -  750 m  (1017.06  feet to  2460.63 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 19.489)
  • On the Sentry Risk Table:  Yes 
    •  NOTE this is NOT a prediction of an impact but rather a statement there is insufficient observational data rule out an impact -- for more information read  Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
  • Torino Scale 0
    • "The likelihood of a collision is zero, or is so low as to be effectively zero. Also applies to small objects such as meteors and bodies that burn up in the atmosphere as well as infrequent meteorite falls that rarely cause damage.."
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: Yes
  • Discovery observation was made: 2018 06 19.26519
  • Discovery observation was made by Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2018-M81 : 2018 MW6
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 06 23.67253 (at iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring  (MPC Code Q62 ) )
  • Data-Arc Span (publish): 4
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):48
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II,US/Arizona. 
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch,US/Arizona. 
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (H01) Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro,US/New Mexico
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station, US/Arizona.
    • (J77) Golden Hill Observatory, Stourton Caundle, UK.
    • (J95) Great Shefford,UK.  Observer 
    • (L01) Višnjan Observatory, Tičan, Croatia.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
  •  Perihelion Distance:0.7678873680374123(AU)
  •  Aphelion Distance: 6.093862873564613 (AU)
Useful Links:

Apr 26, 2018

Confirmation Images of the NEO 2018 HH2

The NEO 2018 HH2( ZH0A971) on 2018-04-24
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69)
a stack of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 HH2( ZH0A971) on 2018-04-24
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69)
a stack of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 HH2( ZH0A971) on 2018-04-24
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69)
a stack of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley


See: MPEC 2018-H89 : 2018 HH2

Apr 6, 2018

The NEO 2018 BY2 - Information Sheet

The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-03-31 from Mayhill, New Mexico
(New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06) a stack of 9 - 20 Second Luminance 
BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T21 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-03-31 from Mayhill, New Mexico
(New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06) a stack of 9 - 20 Second Luminance 
BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T21 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-03-31 from Mayhill, New Mexico
(New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06) a stack of 9 - 20 Second Luminance 
BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T21 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-03-31 from Mayhill, New Mexico
(New Mexico Skies) - (MPC Code H06) a stack of 9 - 20 Second Luminance 
BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T21 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-02 from Sierra Remote Observatory,
Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69) a stack of 10 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-02 from Sierra Remote Observatory,
Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69) a stack of 10 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-02 from Sierra Remote Observatory,
Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69) a stack of 10 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-02 from Sierra Remote Observatory,
Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69) a stack of 10 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-02 from Sierra Remote Observatory,
Auberry, California, USA (MPC U69) a stack of 10 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) a stack of 20 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2
 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) a stack of 20 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2
 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) a stack of 20 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2
 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) a stack of 20 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2
 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD) By Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2018 BY2 on 2018-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) a stack of 20 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2
 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
 Background
(as of 2018-04-06)
  • Object: 2018 BY2
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO, PHA]
  • Approximate Diameter: 210 m - 470 m ( 688.976  feet to 1541.995  feet) (Absolute Magnitude: H= 20.5)
  • On the Sentry Risk Table: NO
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: NO 
  • First(Precovery) Observation was made: 2018 01 03.45659
  • Discovery observation was made on: 2018 01 17.31782
  • Discovery observation was made by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala (MPC Code F51) The Discovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2018-B85 : 2018 BY2
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 04 05.42579 (at iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring,  Australia (MPC Code Q62) )
  • Data-Arc Span (publish):  days 92
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):146
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (474) Mount John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. 
    • (568) Mauna Kea, US/Hawaii. 
    • (587) Sormano, Italy. 
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch, US/Arizona.
    • (703) Catalina Sky Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (711) McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis,US/Texas.
    • (807) Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena,  Chile.
    • (A48) Povegliano Veronese, Italy.
    • (B74) Santa Maria de Montmagastrell, Spain.
    • (F51) Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala,US/Hawaii.
    • (H01) Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro, US/New Mexico. 
    • (H06) iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill, US/New Mexico.
    • (H21) Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield, US/Illinois.
    • (H36) Sandlot Observatory, Scranton, US/Kansas.
    • (H45) Arkansas Sky Obs., Petit Jean Mountain South, US/Arkansas.
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station,US/Arizona.
    • (K61) Rokycany Observatory, Czech Republic.
    • (L04) ROASTERR-1 Observatory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
    • (T05) ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala, US/Hawaii.
    • (U69) iTelescope SRO Observatory, Auberry,
    • (W89) Cerro Tololo-LCO Aqawan A #1, Chile.
  • Perihelion Distance 1.014723117954455 (AU)
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.264719569328387 (AU)
  • Earth MOID (Earth center to NEO center): 0.04159 AU ((16.186 LD)), ( 975.57 Earth radii) or 3,866,032.024  miles ( 6,221,775.442 ( KM))
  • Next Close-Approach to Earth:  Will safely pass Earth on 2018-Apr-11:
    • Minimum Distance(Earth center to NEO center) of  0.0609381959952516 (AU) ( 23.715 (LD)), 1429.89 (Earth radii) or  5,664,559.202  miles ( 9,116,224.365(KM)) 
    • Nominal Distance(Earth center to NEO center) of 0.0609437887594874 (AU) ( 23.718 (LD)), (1430.02  Earth radii) or 5,665,079.082 miles ( 9,117,061.03 (KM))
    • Maximum Distance(Earth center to NEO center) of  0.0609493815227982 (AU) ( 23.72 (LD)), (1430.156443 Earth radii) or 5,665,598.962 miles (9,117,897.696 (KM))