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Showing posts with label MPC Code U69. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MPC Code U69. Show all posts

Jan 17, 2017

A NEO Re-Confirmation for the Asteroid 2016 VM4

The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69)
a stack of 30-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 5-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 5-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 5-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 5-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-15 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 5-120 Second Luminance BIN1 Images
 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-16 from
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69)
 a stack of 12-120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-16 from
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69)
 a stack of 3-120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
-- sometimes stars get in the way--
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-16 from
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69)
 a stack of 3-120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley

The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-16 from
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69)
a stack of 3-120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2016 VM4 on 2017-01-16 from 
Sierra Remote Observatory. Auberry California USA ( MPC U69) 
a stack of 3-120 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
 By Steven M. Tilley
When seeking out imaging targets I often check the NEO Confirmation Page for an object that is not too faint,  not too fast, not too close to a bright moon, and not too much uncertainty.  This weekend found one and observed it for two nights. With the observations from observers from around the world along with my observations the MPC match to the known asteroid 2016 VM4 (this is not unusual.  2016 VM4 had previously been only observed for 3 days in November of 2016 and had a poorly defined orbit. 

Nov 7, 2016

Confirmation Images of the Asteroid 2016 VC1

 Background
(as of 2016-11-06)
     
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-04 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 5 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-04 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 5 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-04 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 5 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-04 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 5 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-05 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 9 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-05 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 9 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images using
    itelescope.net's (t24 TEL 0.61-m f/6.5 reflector + CCD)
    (C) Steven M. Tilley
    A confirmation image of the Near Earth Object 2016 VC1
    on 2016-11-05 from Auberry California USA - (MPC Code U69)
    a stack of 9 - 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:
 

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: 

Aug 11, 2015

Confirmation Images of the Near-Earth Object 2015 PK9 on 2015-08-10

The Near-Earth Object  2015 PK9 (Orbit type: Apollo ) was first observed at SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira.(MPC code Y00)  on 2015 08 10.10036. The asteroid has an approximate diameter 49 m - 110 m ( Absolute Magnitude:  H= 23.651). This  asteroid made  a close-approach  to Earth on 2015-08-07 Nominal Distance (AU) : 0.0148213183067307 (5.768 Lunar Distances). The asteroid's  Earth MOID (Minimum Orbit Intersection Distance) is  0.013686 AU (5.326 Lunar Distances). The last published Observations was made at: 2015 08 11.54955. At the time of this 122 observations have been made and the orbit has as uncertainty of  6.

Observing Run of  2015 PK9 of 2015-08-10 from Auberry California USA - MPC U69

While 2015 PK9 was on the NEO Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation I obtain 55-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken using  iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69 created 5 stacks 10 images.
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Astrometrica object verification wind a stack(1 of 5) of 10-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69
Astrometrica object verification wind a stack(2 of 5) of 10-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69
Astrometrica object verification wind a stack(3 of 5) of 10-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69
Astrometrica object verification wind a stack(4 of 5) of 10-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69

Astrometrica object verification wind a stack(5 of 5) of 10-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken withiTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)  Auberry California USA - MPC U69
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Observing Run of  2015 PK9 of 2015-08-10 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
  I was obtain 22-15 Second Luminance BIN2 Taken using  iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) , at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62) and did did data reduction on four images.

Astrometrica object verification wind a (1 of 22) 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images on iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
Astrometrica object verification wind a (7 of 22) 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images on iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
Astrometrica object verification wind a (14 of 22) 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images on iTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
Astrometrica object verification wind a (22 of 22) 15 Second Luminance BIN2 Images oniTelescope.net's (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD)  at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
Other links:

Jun 5, 2015

The NEO 2015 KA122 ( Orbit type: Apollo ) on 2015-06-01

The  NEO 2015 KA122 ( Orbit type: Apollo ) on 2015-06-01 — Three Stacks of  5 - 20 Second Luminance BIN2 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) at Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, USA  (MPC Code U69). By Steven M. Tilley ©


The  NEO 2015 KA122 ( Orbit type: Apollo ) on 2015-06-01 — Three Stacks of  5 - 20 Second Luminance BIN2 taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) at Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, USA (MPC Code U69). By Steven M. Tilley ©

Other links:
 JPL  Orbit Diagram
Observations(MPC)
NEODyS-2

Feb 13, 2015

The Asteroid 2015 AZ43 On 2015-02-13 from Auberry California USA - MPC U69

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(0.012%) 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 ran a imaging run from Auberry California USA - MPC U69 using itelescope.net's (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) on 2015-02-13.

A Stack of 5-10 Second Luminance BIN2
Taken with Itelescope.net's
(TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)
Auberry California USA - MPC U69
A Stack of 5-10 Second Luminance BIN2
Taken with Itelescope.net's
(TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)
Auberry California USA - MPC U69
A Stack of 5-10 Second Luminance BIN2
Taken with Itelescope.net's
(TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)
Auberry California USA - MPC U69
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.

Aug 17, 2014

The Asteroid 11739 Baton Rouge


The Asteroid (11739) Baton Rouge on the night of 2014-08-17 from Auberry California USA, MPC Code U69,( iTelescope.Net). A set of 20 -- 60 Second Luminance Images taken with iTelescope - T24 (0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) from 2014-08-18 07:03 to 07:47 UTC (c) Steven M. Tilley

Other Links:
Observations(MPC)
JPL Orbit Diagram

Aug 15, 2014

NEOCP(NEO Confirmation Page) photos of 2014 PT59 on 2014-08-15

The NEO 2014 PT59 was discovered at SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira on 2014-08-13 While it was on the NEO Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation on the night of 2014-08-14 I ran a series of 27 -- 30 Second Luminance Images on Telescope 24 (iTelescope.Net), MPC CODE U69 Auberry, California. USA (C) Steven M. TIlley   
Other Links:
MPEC 2014-Q02 : 2014 PT59
Observations(MPC)
JPL Orbit Diagram
NEODyS-2

Jul 17, 2014

1943 Anteros (1973 EC)



1943 Anteros (1973 EC) Orbit type:Amor [NEO]

 Night 1 19 -- 15 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-07-16 iTelescope.Net (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code U69 (Auberry, California, USA) 2014-07-17 05:06 to 05:23 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley 1943 Anteros (1973 EC) Orbit type:Amor [NEO]

Night 2 30 -- 15 Second Luminance Images from the night of 2014-07-17 iTelescope.Net (TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code U69 (Auberry, California, USA) 2014-07-18 05:26 to 05:54 UTC Images (c) Steven M. Tilley

Other Links:
NEODyS-2
JPL Orbit Diagram
Observations(MPC)
Near-Earth Object Human Space Flight Accessible Targets Study (NHATS)
MPEC 2014-O11 : DAILY ORBIT UPDATE (2014 JULY 19 UT)