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

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))   

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

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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

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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)
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