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Showing posts with label Comet. Show all posts

Sep 24, 2018

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-09-22 from (MPC Q62)


The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory, 
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) 
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory, 
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) 
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory, 
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) 
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17) 
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack(Add) of 60 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack(Average) of 60 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen
on 2018-09-22 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack(Median) of 60 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley
These observations were made in support of the PACA_46P/Wirtanen campaign

Sep 15, 2018

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on 2018-09-14 from Mayhill, New Mexico


Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner on 2018-09-14 from Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06) 60-30 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)

Credits

The targeting information was obtained from the
The Minor Planet Center (MPC)
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/

The images where taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)Mayhill, New Mexico [New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)

http://iTelescope.Net/

The observations were made in support of the PACA_21/GZ campaign

https://www.facebook.com/ThePACAProject/

Image blinking and 1st stacked image was done with CCDStack2


http://www.ccdware.com/

Data reduction, the stacked images, and the object verification windows was done with Astrometrica

http://www.astrometrica.at/

The data was examine with the help of
Find_Orb Orbit determination software - Project Pluto

http://www.projectpluto.com/find_orb.htm

Music: Good Starts by Jingle Punks from YouTube Audio Library
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NstTz8iyl-c

(c) Steven M. Tilley

http://lagniappeobserving.com

Aug 17, 2018

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16

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The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 45 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley

The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack(Average) of 45 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley
The Comet 46P/Wirtanen on 2018-08-16
from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack(Median) of 45 - 60 second luminance BIN2
images taken with iTelescope.net's (T17)
By Steven M. Tilley

Orbit diagram for Comet 46P/Wirtanen
2018-08-16 15:40 UTC
courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?ID=c00046_0

Orbit diagram for Comet 46P/Wirtanen
2018-12-16 13:00 UTC
courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?ID=c00046_0

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Jun 9, 2018

Confirmation Images of the COMET C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) on 2018-06-07

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A confirmation image of the COMET C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)
on 2018-06-07 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken
with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley


A confirmation image of the COMET C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)
on 2018-06-07 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken
with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley


A confirmation image of the COMET C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)
on 2018-06-07 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken
with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the COMET C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)
on 2018-06-07 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken
with iTelescope.net's (T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley



Jun 1, 2018

Confirmation Images of the COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)

On 2018 05 25 Henry Weiland an observer with ATLAS-MLO(Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System ---Mauna Loa) reported a possible comet to the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  This possible comet was reported using the observer-assigned temporary designation "A1072Wf".  It was posted to the Possible Comet Confirmation Page(PCCP) and came to the attention of observer around the world. On 2018-05-26 I woke up, check iTelescope.net and saw that their facility in Siding Spring Observatory, AU was open. So had T30 started an imaging run of  60 - 60-second luminance BIN2 images and went out to eat breakfast. I got back made four stacks of 5 so can work around "stars that were in the way." I submitted my observations, as more observations came in and as the morning change to the afternoon, I saw my observations had poor residuals, so I did imaging run of  60 - 60-second luminance BIN2 images on T27.

A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 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
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 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
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 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
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 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
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
[was the PCCP(Possible Comet Confirmation Page)object A1072Wf] on 2018-05-26
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 60 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 2018-05-31)

  • Object: COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 
  • Orbit Type: Halley-type Comet
  • First(Precovery) observation was made on: 2017 11 06.24388
  • First(Precovery) observation was made by:  Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala (MPC Code F51)
  • Discovery observation was made on: 2018 05 25.54194
  • Discovery observation was made by : ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa  (MPC Code T08)
  • The Discovery M.P.E.C.: MPEC 2018-K117: COMET C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 05 30.34974  (from Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch  (MPC Code 691) ) 
  • Data-Arc Span (publish):  205 days 
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):  91
  • Observatories reporting (published) observations(MPC Code): 
    • (349) Ageo, Japan. 
    • (372) Geisei, Japan. 
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch, US/Arizona. 
    • (E23) Arcadia, Australia/NSW. 
    • (F51) Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, US/Hawaii 
    • (H06) iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill, US/New Mexico 
    • (H47) Vicksburg, US/Mississippi. 
    • (I47) Pierre Auger Observatory, Malarg├╝e, Argentina. 
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station US/Arizona. 
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
    • (T08) ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, US/Hawaii.
    • (W88) Slooh.com Chile Observatory, La Dehesa, Chile. 
    • (W96) CAO, San Pedro de Atacama (since 2013), Chile. 
    • (Y00) SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira, Brazil. 
  • Perihelion Distance 1.879151252869776 (AU) 
  • Aphelion Distance:  57.90074646767503 (AU) 
  • Earth MOID (Earth center to NEO center): 0.886103 AU (( 344.846 LD)), (20,806.64 Earth radii) or miles 82,368,419.687 ( 132,559,122.013 ( KM))[If the Earth was the size of a basketball this would be 8,210.36 Feet( 2,502.52 Meters)]

May 23, 2017

Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) Look at You NOW.....

One of the cool things about observing comets and asteroids is one gets see how a comet's coma and  tail develops as they approach perihelion. when Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON)  was on The Possible Comet Confirmation Page(PCCP) it was just small faint spot on CCD image now it is around magnitude 8 in range of a backyard telescope or nice set of binoculars.

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-05-23
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 30-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 50-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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

Images from 2015-11-04
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:

Jan 28, 2017

The Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) Then and Now

Images from 2017-01-26

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 50-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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

An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 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
An image of the Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2017-01-26
from Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) (MPC Code H06),
a stack of 4-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images taken with itelescope.net's 
(TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 
(c) Steven M. Tilley201

Images from 2015-11-04


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


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Oct 10, 2016

Confirmation of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny)

 Background
(as of 2016-10-13)
 
A confirmation image of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny)
on 2016-10-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
 a stack of 50 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
 itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley


A confirmation image of the comet C/2016 T1 (Matheny) 
on 2016-10-07 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69) 
a stack of 53 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using 
itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD) 
(C) Steven M. Tilley

Other links: 

Feb 26, 2016

The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) on 2016-02-25

 Background
(as of 2016-02-25)
 Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of 25- 120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (1 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (8 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (16 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
 Astrometrica object verification window with a (25 of 25) 120 Second Luminance BIN2 image taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia

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Feb 17, 2016

The Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) on 2016-02-16

 Background
(as of 2016-02-16)
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (1 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (2 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
Astrometrica object verification window with a stack of (3 of 3) 8-120 Second Luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) at (MPC Code Q62) Siding Spring NSW Australia
Other links: