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Showing posts with label (TEL 11). Show all posts

Jun 19, 2017

Confirmation Images of The NEO 2017 MC

A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 5-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 5-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 5-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 5-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 50-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (MPC Code Q62),
a stack of 20-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T31 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (MPC Code Q62),
a stack of 20-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T31 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (MPC Code Q62),
a stack of 20-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T31 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation images of the NEO 2017 MC on 2017-06-18
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (MPC Code Q62),
a stack of 60-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's
(TEL T31 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M. Tilley

Background

(as of 2017-06-18)
  • Object: 2017 MC
  • Approximate Diameter:  150 m - 380 m ( 492.126 feet to feet 1246.72)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 21.021)
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO] Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
  • On the Sentry Risk Table: NO
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: NO
  • Discovery (First) observation was made: 2017 06 16.53663
  • Discovery (First )observation was made by:  ATLAS-MLO(Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System)(MPC Code  T08) The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2017-M15 : 2017 MC
  • Last Observation(publish) was made: 2017 06 18.64005 (by iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring   (MPC Code Q62 )
  • Data-Arc Span(publish) :  2 days
  • Number of Optical Observations(published) : 76 
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (104) San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy.
    • (160) Castelmartini, Italy.
    • (204) Schiaparelli Observatory, Italy.
    • (595) Farra d'Isonzo, Italy.
    • (926) Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales, US/Arizona.
    • (B49) Paus Observatory, Sabadell, Spain.
    • (B74) Santa Maria de Montmagastrell, Spain.
    • (C23) Olmen,Belgium.
    • (H06) iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill, US/New Mexico.
    • (I93) St Pardon de Conques (N44.558708 W0.203000) France.
    • (J69) North Observatory, Clanfield (N50.939011 W1.019700) UK.
    • (J95) Great Shefford,UK.
    • (K38) M57 Observatory, Saltrio, Italy.
    • (K63) G. Pascoli Observatory, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy.
    • (K88) GINOP-KHK, Piszkesteto, Hungary.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
    • (T08) ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa,US/Hawaii.
    • (W25) RMS Observatory, Cincinnati,US/Ohio.
    • (W34) Squirrel Valley Observatory, Columbus, US/North Carolina.
    • (Y00) SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira, Brazil.

Dec 7, 2016

The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico

Background
(as of 2016-12-06 ) 
  • Object: 2016 WJ1
  • Approximate Diameter: 140 m - 320 m (459.318 feet to 1049.87 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 21.375)
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO]- Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
  • On the Sentry Risk Table: No Removed on 2016-12-02 21:33
  • Torino Scale(NEODyS CLOMON2): 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."
  • First(Precovery) Observation was made: 2003 07 04.605261
  • First(Precovery) Observed By: Mauna Kea (MPC Code 568) The Precovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2016-X21 : 2016 WJ1
  • Discovery (First) observation was made: 2016 11 19.46522
  • Discovery (First )observation by: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2016-W38 : 2016 WJ1
  • Last Observation(publish): 2016 12 06.14946 (by iTelescope Observatory (MPC Code H06)
  • Data-Arc Span(publish) : 4904 days (13.43 yr)
  • Number of Optical Observations(published): 305
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (046) Klet Observatory, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
    • (151) Eschenberg Observatory, Winterthur, Switzerland.
    • (160) Castelmartini, Italy.
    • (203) GiaGa Observatory, Italy.
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II, US/Arizona.
    • (568) Mauna Kea, US/Hawaii.
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch, US/Arizona.
    • (926) Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales, US/Arizona.
    • (958) Observatoire de Dax, France.
    • (A17) Guidestar Observatory, Weinheim, Germany.
    • (A48) Povegliano Veronese, Italy.
    • (C47) Nonndorf,  Austria.
    • (C77) Bernezzo Observatory, Italy.
    • (E10) Siding Spring-Faulkes Telescope South, Australia/NSW
    • (F51) Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, US/Hawaii.   Observers
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (H06) iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill, US/New Mexico.
    • (H21) Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield, US/Illinois.
    • (H45) Arkansas Sky Obs., Petit Jean Mountain South, US/Arkansas.
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station, US/Arizona.
    • (J04) ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain).
    • (J69) North Observatory, Clanfield, UK.
    • (K38) M57 Observatory, Saltrio, Italy.
    • (K61) Rokycany Observatory, Czech Republic.
    • (K65) Cesena, Italy.
    • (K74) Muensterschwarzach Observatory, Schwarzach, Germany.
    • (K88) GINOP-KHK, Piszkesteto, Hungary.
    • (L04) ROASTERR-1 Observatory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania..
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
    • (T05) ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala, US/Hawaii.
    • (T12) Mauna Kea-UH/Tholen N EO Follow-Up (2.24-m), US/Hawaii.
    • (W25) RMS Observatory, Cincinnati, US/Ohio.
    • (W88) Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa, Chile.
    • (Y28) OASI, Nova Itacuruba, Brazil.
    • (Z80) Northolt Branch Observatory, UK.
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.6654428334671134 (AU)
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.013952383212332 (AU)
  • Earth MOID: 0.000339353 AU (0.132(LD)) or 31,544.832 miles (50,766.486 (KM))
  • Close-Approach to Earth: Will safely pass Earth on 2016-December-16 at a Nominal Distance of  0.0538126242900806 (AU) (20.942(LD)) or 5,002,195.932 miles (8,050,254.01(KM))
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 4-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 4-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 4-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 4-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 4-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley

The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 26-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley

The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-12-06 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 10-30 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
 A screenshot of Find_Orb showing elements and their uncertainty
A screenshot of Find_Orb showing orbital elements and uncertainty 
with all published observation.(as of 2016-12-06 )
(2 observationobservation are rejected as outliers)  
Orbital elements:  2016 WJ1
   Perihelion 2017 Feb 7.484174 +/- 7.58e-5 TT = 11:37:12 (JD 2457791.984174)
Epoch 2017 Feb 16.0 TT = JDT 2457800.5   Earth MOID: 0.0004   Ve: 0.0024
M   5.41278301 +/- 0.000047         Ma: 0.0027                Find_Orb
n   0.63561452635 +/- 9.48e-8       Peri.   87.67640929 +/- 0.00013
a   1.33969778679 +/- 1.33e-7       Node    82.05225737 +/- 0.00009
e   0.5032876307 +/- 6.78e-7        Incl.    2.88944962 +/- 0.000015
P   1.55/566.37d           H 21.3   G  0.15   U  1.9  
q 0.66544446179 +/- 9.73e-7    Q 2.01395111179 +/- 7.16e-7
303 of 305 observations 2003 July 4-2016 Dec. 6; mean residual 0".31
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Nov 28, 2016

The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico

See The NEO 2016 WJ1 Has Been Removed from the Sentry Risk Table--Neodys Risk Table List 3 Possible Impacts 2106-2115.

NOTE with only 8 days data-arc span there is "little" known about the NEO 2016 WJ1 and the information in this post may become outdated. So one should always check the links for updates. Whenever an object is posted to one the risk lists (especially if it has a Torino Scale 1 or greater) and it is observable, observers will take a particular interest in it. In the coming days it is possible there will be more follow-up observations and a search in archives for precovery observations. It is MOST likely this object will be removed from the risk lists. It could take observations over one or more orbital periods before we can reliably say where it will be from 2030 to 2108.
Background
(as of 2016-11-27)
 
  • Object: 2016 WJ1 
  • Approximate Diameter: 140  m - 320  m (459.318 feet to 1049.87 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 21.345)
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO]- Potentially Hazardous Asteroid
  • On the Sentry Risk Table: yes  NO
  •  Torino Scale(JPL): 1 
    • "A routine discovery in which a pass near the Earth is predicted that poses no unusual level of danger. Current calculations show the chance of collision is extremely unlikely with no cause for public attention or public concern. New telescopic observations very likely will lead to re-assignment to Level 0"
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: yes
  • Torino Scale(NEODyS CLOMON2): 1
  • First observation was made: 2016 11 19.46522
  • First observed by: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2016-W38 : 2016 WJ1
  • Last Observation(publish): 2016 11 27.09769 (by Cesena, Italy  (MPC Code K65)
  • Data-Arc Span(publish) : 8 days
  • Number of Optical Observations(published): 108
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    •  (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic. 
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II, Arizona,US. 
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak-Spacewatch,Arizona,US.
    • (926) Tenagra II Observatory, Nogales,Arizona,US. 
    • (958) Observatoire de Dax France.
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey ,Arizona,US. 
    • (H06) iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill,New Mexico,US.
    • (H21) Astronomical Research Observatory,Westfield,Illinois,US.
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station,Arizona,US. 
    • (J04) ESA Optical Ground Station, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain).
    • (J69) North Observatory, Clanfield, UK.
    • (K38) M57 Observatory, Saltrio, Italy.
    • (K65) Cesena, Italy.
    • (K88) GINOP-KHK, Piszkesteto, Hungary.
    • (L04) ROASTERR-1 Observatory, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring,NSW,Australia.
    • (T12) Mauna Kea-UH/Tholen NEO Follow-U, Hawaii,US.
    • (Y28) OASI, Nova Itacuruba, Brazil.
    • (Z80) Northolt Branch Observatory,UK.
  • Perihelion Distance: 0.6643867240093884  (AU)
  • Aphelion Distance: 2.019109835427547 (AU)
  • Earth MOID: 0.00035665 AU (0.139 (LD)) or 33,152.689 miles (53,354.081 (KM))
  • Close-Approach to Earth: Will safely pass Earth on 2016-December-16 at a Nominal Distance of  0.0539800537140701 (AU) (21.007 (LD)) or 5,017,759.469 miles (8,075,301.095 (KM))

The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 5- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 5- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 5- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 5- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
The NEO 2016 WJ1 on 2016-11-28 from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06)
a stack of 45- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T11 TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(c) Steven M.Tilley
Useful Links: 


Jan 29, 2016

The Asteroid 2016 BE on 2016-01-29

 Background
(as of 2016-01-29 14:50 UTC)
(Note this post was mabe before the Daily Orbit Update  therefor  some of the infomation here may quickly become out dated) 
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(1 of 3) stack of 13- 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(2 of 3) stack of 13- 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(3 of 3) stack of 13- 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)
 Other links:


Jan 21, 2016

The Asteroid 2016 BE on 2016-01-20

 Background
(as of 2016-01-21  14:40 UTC)
(Some of the infomation here may quickly become out dated) 
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(1 of 3) stack of 12- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)(2016-01-20)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(2 of 3) stack of 12- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)(2016-01-20)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a(3 of 3) stack of 12- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at (MPC Code H06) Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies)(2016-01-20)
Other links:

Jan 11, 2016

The NEO 2015 YC2 on 2016-01-10



 Background
(as of 2016-01-11)
  •  Object: 2015 YC2
  • Approximate Diameter: 56 m - 120 m (183.727 feet to 393.701 feet) ( Absolute Magnitude:  H= 23.4 )
  •  Orbit Type:  Apollo 
  •  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 infomation read  Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: Yes
  • First Observed  on: 2015 12 19.27013
  • First Observed  By: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) ,  (The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2015-Y67 : 2015 YC2)
  •  Last Observed: 2016 01 11.36839
  •  Data-Arc Span: 23 day
  •  Number Oppositions : 1
  •  Number of Observations Made:  90
  • Next Close-Approach:  Will safely pass Earth on  2016-Jan-15 at  Nominal Distance of 0.0126600709130298 AU (4.93 (LD)) or1,176,827.112  miles or (1,893,919.651 KM)
(1 of 3) Stacks of 8 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with  itelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(2 of 3) Stacks of 8 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with  itelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(3 of 3) Stacks of 8 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with  itelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

(1 of 3) Stacks of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with Using itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

(2 of 3) Stacks of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with Using itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
(3 of 3) Stacks of 15 - 15 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with Using itelescope.net's (TEL T21 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)
Other links:

Nov 6, 2015

Confirmation images of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04

The comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was discovered on 2015-11-03 by  Jess A. Johnson at the Catalina Sky Survey( MPC Code 703).  While C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was on the Possible Comet Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation  I obtain a total of  18-- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images (in two runs) on itelescope.net's   (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 and created 4 stacks of  4 images with Astrometrica.
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:18:08 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) (c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 05:23:13 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.7 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:00:27 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292 "/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley
Confirmation image of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04 07:08:00 (UTC)
4 x 60 Sec Stacked @ 0.292"/min P.A. 13.1 MPC Code H06 using itelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)(c) Steven M. Tilley

Other links:

Aug 23, 2015

The Asteroid 2015 NK13 on 2015-08-22

 Background
(as of 2015-08-22)
  •  Object: 2015 NK13
  • Approximate Diameter: 200 m - 450 m (656.168 feet to 1476.378 feet) ( Absolute Magnitude:  H= 20.6 )
  •  Orbit Type:  Apollo [ PHA] 
  •  On the Sentry Risk Table:  Yeas  NOTE this  is NOT a prediction of an  impact  but rather a statement there is insufficient observational data rule out  an impact -- for infomation read  Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: Yes
  • First Observed  on: 2015 07 08.54226221
  • First Observed  By: Pan-STARRS 1 (MPC Code F51) ,   (The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2015-N44 : 2015 NK13)
  •  Last Observed: 2015 08 22.25954
  •  Data-Arc Span: 45
  •  Number Oppositions : 1
  •  Number of Observations Made:  178
  • Next Close-Approach:  Will safely pass Earth on  2015-Sep-15 at  Nominal Distance of  0.100071028718305 AU ( 38.945 (LD)) or 9,302,183.259 miles or (14,970,412.814 KM)

Observing Run of 2015 NK13  on 2015-08-22 from Nerpio Spain
On 2015-08-22  I  ran a series of 45 -- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images on itelescope.net's  (TEL T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD)  at AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain  (MPC Code  I89)  and created 4 stacks of  10 images ( in one the stacks had star where 2015 NK13 should be and was not use)
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (1of 4)  of 10- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD)  at AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain  (MPC Code  I89)
 
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (2 of 4)  of 10- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD)  at AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain  (MPC Code  I89)
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (4 of 4)  of 10- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T18 0.32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD)  at AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain  (MPC Code  I89)
 Observing Run of 2015 NK13  on 2015-08-22 from Mayhill, New Mexico
 On 2015-08-22 I was able to obtain 39-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images on itelescope.net's (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 and created 4 stacks of 9  images.

Astrometrica object verification window a stack (1 of  4)  of 9- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (2 of 4)  of 9- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (3 of 4)  of 9- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06
 
Astrometrica object verification window a stack (4 of 4)  of 9- 60  Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with itelescope.net's  (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06
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Feb 11, 2015

The Asteroid 2015 AZ43 On 2015-02-07 and 8 From Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06

 The Near-Earth Object(Orbit type: Apollo ) 2015 AZ43 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1 on 2015-01-11 and has been listed as a Virtual Impactor by SENTRY (JPL). 2015 AZ43 has a VERY SMALL impact risk(0.017%) for the date 2107-02-27.19. With more observations this risk could be rule out. In an effort to help improve the orbit I made two imaging run from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 using itelescope.net's(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) on two nights one 2015-02-07 and the other on 2015-02-08.
see this on Flickr
Useful links:  
Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
 Palermo Scale  
Torino Scale  
The Tracking News  
NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page
 List of removed objects(JPL) 

Note:  At 2015-02-23 22:01 UTC  --  2015 AZ43  was removed from the JPL Sentry Risk list.

 

Feb 6, 2015

The Asteroid 2015 AZ43 On 2015-02-06 From Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06

The Near-Earth Object(Orbit type: Apollo ) 2015 AZ43 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1 on 2015-01-11 and has been listed as a Virtual Impactor by SENTRY (JPL). 2015 AZ43 has a VERY SMALL impact risk(0.013%) for the date 2107-02-27.19. With more observations this risk could be rule out. In an effort to help improve the orbit I made two imaging run from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 using itelescope.net's(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) on 2015-02-06.



see this on Flickr


Useful links:
Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
Palermo Scale
Torino Scale
The Tracking News
NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page
List of removed objects(JPL) 

Note:  At 2015-02-23 22:01 UTC  --  2015 AZ43  was removed from the JPL Sentry Risk list.
 

Feb 4, 2015

The Asteroid (357439) = 2004 BL86 On 2015-02-03

The NEO (357439) 2004 BL86 (Orbit type: Apollo ) (estimated to be 325  meters in diameter) made a Close-Approach of 3.1 Lunar Distance on 26 January 2015.and was map with Radar Observations.


(Orbit type: Apollo ) [NEO]

38 -- 15 Second Luminance BIN1 Images

from ITelescope.Net

(T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

MPC Code H06 (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA)

2015-02-03 03:04 UTC to 03:29 UTC


(c) Steven M. Tilley
http://lagniappeobserving.blogspot.com/
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