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Showing posts with label NEOCP Confirmation Page. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEOCP Confirmation Page. 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.

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. 

Jan 9, 2017

Confirmation images of the NEO 2017 AF5


A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T7 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T7 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T7 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T7 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the Near Earth Objects 2017 AF5
on 2017-01-07 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89)
using itelescope.net's (T18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD)
a stack of 5-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images
(C) Steven M. Tilley
Background
(as of 2017-01-09 )
 

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Nov 18, 2016

Images of The Asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-15 and 2016-11-16

Asteroid(and comet) observing is done by taking a series of images of a section of the night sky over a period of time with a telescope and CCD. Then data reduction is performed on the images looking for moving objects. The observer needs to make two or more observation for each moving object. All “known” objects have a designation, if the observer knows the object’s designation the observation can be reported using the object's designation. If the observer is not trying to identify objects, it is an unknown object or if there is any doubt, an observer-assigned temporary designation is used. The Minor Planet Center’s(MPC) computers check to see if any observations reported  with an observer-assigned temporary designation matchs a “known” objects,  If  any are  "unknown" and its "NEO score is 65” it is posted to “The NEOConfirmation Page”(NEOCP)

Many observers watch the NEOCP and do follow-up observation on listed objects.   As more observational data comes in better orbital elements can be generated, the "unknown" object may be shown to be a "known" object or shown to be a "new" object. When there are enough observations to generate useful orbital elements the object is assigned a provisional designation by the Minor Planet Center if the object is a NEO, a comet, or unusual a Minor Planet Electronic Circular will be issued.  It is possible over time with additional observational data two or more provisional designations maybe link showing they are the same object.   After four well-observed oppositions for main-belt (two to three for NEOs), asteroids are given a  number ( or their permanent designation and they are eligible to be named by the discoverer).

While many observers will targete NEOs for follow-up observations however other asteroids( i.e., Mars-crossers, main-belt, etc.) may be neglected and over time may become "lost."  On 2016-10-19  a new object was found by Pan-STARRS 1, it was posted to the NEOCP.  Three more observatories submitted observations, and on 2016-10-20.92 it was shown to be a Mars-crossing asteroid and the MPC assigned it the provisional designation 2016 UG.  Since it was not a NEO and pose no danger to Earth, no one targeted it for any follow-up observations.  Then on 2016-11-14 Pan-STARRS 1 reported observations for an object under an observer-assigned temporary designation and it was posted to the NEOCP.  Then observations were reported from two more observatories(including myself), and on 2016-11-16.06 the  "new" NEOCP object was shown to be the Mars-crossing asteroid, 2016 UG  and the orbital elements were updated.

Observations Made Before  the  Object  Was Updates.

A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-15
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-15
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-15
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 5 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-15
from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
Observations Made After  the  Object  Was Updates.
A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-16
 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
 a stack of 5 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's 
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
 (C) Steven M. Tilley


A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-16
 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
 a stack of 5 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's 
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
 (C) Steven M. Tilley
A image of the asteroid 2016 UG on 2016-11-16
 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
 a stack of 15 - 120 second luminance BIN2 images taken with iTelescope.net's 
(TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
 (C) Steven M. Tilley
Background 
(as of 2016-11-17)




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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Nov 4, 2016

Confirmation Images of the Asteroid 2016 UZ106

 Background
(as of 2016-11-04)
  • Object: 2016 UZ106 
  • Approximate Diameter: 1 km - 2 km  (688.976  feet to 1541.99 feet)(Absolute Magnitude:  H= 17.5 )
  • Orbit Type:  Inner Main-belt Asteroid [Hungaria]

A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-02 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89) 
using itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD) 
a stack of 7 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-02 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89) 
using itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD) 
a stack of 7 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-02 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89) 
using itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD) 
a stack of 7 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-02 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain - (MPC Code I89) 
using itelescope.net's (t18 TEL 0.32-m f/8.0 reflector + CCD) 
a stack of 21 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-03 from from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
using itelescope.net's (T32 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
 a stack of 10 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-03 from from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
using itelescope.net's (T32 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
 a stack of 10 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley
A confirmation image of the hungaria asteroid 2016 UZ106  
on the night of 2016-11-03 from from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
using itelescope.net's (T32 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
 a stack of 10 - 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images 
(C) Steven M. Tilley

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