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Showing posts with label NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page. Show all posts

Sep 10, 2018

More Follow-up Observations of 2018 RQ1


The NEO(Aten) 2018 RQ1 (approximate diameters 39 m - 88 m [127.953 foot - 288.7139 foot]) was first observed by the Catalina Sky Survey on 2018-09-07. As of 2018-09-10 2018 RQ1 as a data-arc span of 72.77 hr with 44 published observations. 2018 RQ1 is listed on the NASA/JPL Sentry and NEODyS CLOMON2 risk pages.(as of 2018-09-10) In an effort to help with the improvement of the known orbit I booked imaging runs on iTelescope.net's T11 and T24 of 60-30 second luminance BIN2 images each.

I was able to obtain 20 images from T11. I use Astrometrica to do the data reduction by way of the stack and track method. I had Astrometrica stack 3 sets(stacks) of 6 images. Each image was shifted match the movement of 2018 RQ1.

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10
from Mayhill, New Mexico
[New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06)
a stack of 6-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11)
By Steven M. Tilley

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10 
from Mayhill, New Mexico 
[New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06) 
a stack of 6-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11) 
By Steven M. Tilley
An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10 
from Mayhill, New Mexico 
[New Mexico Skies](MPC Code H06) 
a stack of 6-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T11) 
By Steven M. Tilley
I was able to obtain 49 images from T24. I use Astrometrica to do the data reduction by way of the stack and track method. I had Astrometrica stack 3 sets(stacks) of 14 images. I had work around the meridian flip.

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10 
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California (MPC U69) 
a stack of 14-30 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24) 
By Steven M. Tilley
An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10 
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California (MPC U69) 
a stack of 14-30 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24) 
By Steven M. Tilley
An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-10 
from Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California (MPC U69) 
a stack of 14-30 second luminance BIN2 images 
taken with iTelescope.net's (T24) 
By Steven M. Tilley
see
Accessible NEA(Object/Trajectory Details for 2018 RQ1)

Sep 9, 2018

Follow-up Observations of 2018 RQ1

The NEO(Aten) 2018 RQ1 (approximate diameters 39 m - 88 m [127.953 foot - 288.7139 foot]) was first observed by the Catalina Sky Survey on 2018-09-07.  As of 2018-09-09 2018 RQ1 as a data-arc span of 31.5 hr with 22 published observations. 2018 RQ1 is listed on the NASA/JPL Sentry and NEODyS CLOMON2 risk pages.(as of 2018-09-09) In an  effort to help with the improvement  of the known orbit I had iTelescope.net's(T30) start taking images and was able to obtain 22-30 Second Luminance BIN2. I use Astrometrica to do the data reduction by way of the stack and track method. I had Astrometrica stack 3 sets(stacks) of  7 images.  Each image was shifted match the movement of  2018 RQ1.

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-09 from
Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 22-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T30)
by Steven M. Tilley

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-09 from
Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 7-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T30)
by Steven M. Tilley

An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-09 from
Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 7-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T30)
by Steven M. Tilley


An image of the NEO 2018 RQ1
on 2018-09-09 from
Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 7-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T30)
by Steven M. Tilley



see
Accessible NEA(Object/Trajectory Details for 2018 RQ1)

Confirmation images of the NEO 2018 RQ1

The NEO(Aten) 2018 RQ1 (approximate diameters 39 m - 88 m [127.953 foot - 288.7139 foot]) was first observed by the Catalina Sky Survey on 2018-09-07. It was posted to the NEO Confirmation Page(NEOCP) under the observer-assigned temporary designations "ZR388AE"  In an  effort to help in the confirmation I obtain 60-30 Second Luminance BIN2 taken using  iTelescope.net's(T31).

Orbit diagram for 2018 RQ1
Earth Distance: 0.031 au
Sun Distance: 1.025 au
2018-09-08 16:25 UTC
courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018RQ1

Orbit diagram for 2018 RQ1
Earth Distance: 0.031 au
Sun Distance: 1.025 au
2018-09-08 16:25 UTC
courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018RQ1

Orbit diagram for 2018 RQ1
Earth Distance: 0.031 au
Sun Distance: 1.025 au
2018-09-08 16:25 UTC
courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018RQ1

I use Astrometrica to do the data reduction by way of the stack and track method. I had Astrometrica stack 3 sets(stacks) of  20 images.  Each image was shifted match movement of  2018 RQ1(ZR388AE).

A confirmation image of the NEO 2018 RQ1(ZR388AE)
on 2018-09-08 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 20-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T31)
by Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the NEO 2018 RQ1(ZR388AE)
on 2018-09-08 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 20-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T31)
by Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the NEO 2018 RQ1(ZR388AE)
on 2018-09-08 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 20-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T31)
by Steven M. Tilley

A confirmation image of the NEO 2018 RQ1(ZR388AE)
on 2018-09-08 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 60-30 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's (T31)
by Steven M. Tilley

I submitted my observations to the  Minor Planet Center(MPC). On 2018 Sept. 8 at 21:42 UTC the MPC Issued MPEC 2018-R63 : 2018 RQ1  assigning the objet the provisonaldesignation 2018 RQ1.

How Are Minor Planets Named?

Jul 5, 2018

The asteroid 2018 MW6 on 2018-07-04

The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-07-04 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stacks of 10-60 second luminance BIN2 images
taken with iTelescope.net's
(T27 TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018-07-04 12:30 UTC)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018-07-04 12:30 UTC)
Background
(as of 2018-07-04)
  •  Object: 2018 MW6
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO, PHA]
  • Approximate Diameter: 310 m  -  770 m  (1017.06  feet to  2526.25 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 19.436)
  • On the Sentry Risk Table:  No (Removed 2018-06-26 14:03:18)
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: No (Removed)
  • Discovery observation was made: 2018 06 19.26519
  • Discovery observation was made by Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2018-M81 : 2018 MW6
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 07 03.24029 (at  Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station  (MPC Code I52 ))
  • Data-Arc Span (publish): 14 days
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):68
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II, US/Arizona.
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch, US/Arizona. 
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (H01) Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro, US/New Mexico
    • (H21) Astronomical Research Observatory, Westfield, US/Illinois.
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station,  US/Arizona.
    • (J77) Golden Hill Observatory, Stourton Caundle, UK.
    • (J95) Great Shefford, UK.
    • (L01) Višnjan Observatory, Tičan, Croatia.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW. 
    • (T12) Mauna Kea-UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up (2.24-m) US/Hawaii. 
  •  Perihelion Distance:0.7684431568362392(AU)
  •  Aphelion Distance: 6.056415878243476(AU)
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Jun 24, 2018

The asteroid 2018 MW6 on 2018-06-23


The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 22-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T17 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 22-60 second luminance BIN2 images taken with
iTelescope.net's
(T17 TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
By Steven M. Tilley
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 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
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 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
The asteroid 2018 MW6(Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA])
on 2018-06-23 from Siding Spring Observatory,
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia. (MPC Q62)
a stack of 15-60 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
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018 Jun 23 13:00)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Orbit Diagram for The asteroid 2018 MW6(2018 Jun 23 13:00)

 Background
(as of 2018-06-24)
  •  Object: 2018 MW6
  • Orbit Type: Apollo [NEO, PHA]
  • Approximate Diameter: 310 M  -  750 m  (1017.06  feet to  2460.63 feet)(Absolute Magnitude: H= 19.489)
  • 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 more information read  Understanding Risk Pages by Jon Giorgini
  • Torino Scale 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.."
  • On the NEODyS CLOMON2 risk page: Yes
  • Discovery observation was made: 2018 06 19.26519
  • Discovery observation was made by Mt. Lemmon Survey (MPC Code G96) The Discovery M.P.E.C.:MPEC 2018-M81 : 2018 MW6
  • Last Observation (publish): 2018 06 23.67253 (at iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring  (MPC Code Q62 ) )
  • Data-Arc Span (publish): 4
  • Number of Optical Observations(published):48
  • Observatories Reporting (Published) Observations(MPC Code):
    • (246) Klet Observatory-KLENOT, Czech Republic.
    • (291) LPL/Spacewatch II,US/Arizona. 
    • (691) Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak - Spacewatch,US/Arizona. 
    • (G96) Mt. Lemmon Survey, US/Arizona.
    • (H01) Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Socorro,US/New Mexico
    • (I52) Steward Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Station, US/Arizona.
    • (J77) Golden Hill Observatory, Stourton Caundle, UK.
    • (J95) Great Shefford,UK.  Observer 
    • (L01) Višnjan Observatory, Tičan, Croatia.
    • (Q62) iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia/NSW.
  •  Perihelion Distance:0.7678873680374123(AU)
  •  Aphelion Distance: 6.093862873564613 (AU)
Useful Links:

Oct 11, 2017

The Flyby By a "Astronomical Yard" of 2012 TC4


On 2017 October 12, the asteroid 2012 TC4 will flyby the Earth. This flyby has received a great deal of coverage in the media. When comes to media coverage of any asteroid flybys one of the most overused expressions is "close shave." Anyone who ever had to shave for work knows what a close shave is and what one is not. By comparing the solar system to the known universe, Pluto would be a "close shave" astronomically speaking. However, the subject at hand is the flyby of the Earth by an asteroid, therefor the Earth may serve a useful point of comparison.

If one wishes to simplify the matter, one could create a scale model of the Earth by way of a spreadsheet. If, one uses a ball with a diameter of 29.21 cm (11.5 inches) [this happen to be same as the as the length of a football ball(American)] to represent the Earth:

  • A CM would be 436.2204724 KM, an inch would be 1108 KM.
  • The International Space Station would be 9.2 mm away.
  • Geosynchronous orbit would be 820.4 mm, 0.8204 m, or 0.8972 yards
  • 2012 TC4 Nominal Distance(JPL)[2017-Oct-10] would be 1003.6 mm, 1.0036 m, or 1.0976 yards
  • Light-second would be 6872.5 mm, 6.8725 m, or 7.5159 yards
  • Lunar distance would be 8666.1 mm, 8.6661 m, or 9.4773 yards.
It should be noted since the start of The 2012 TC4 Observing Campaign the orbital uncertainty has been dramatically reduced. This many of made much of media coverage in the blogosphere out of date.
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Oct 8, 2017

The Asteroid 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-07

The Asteroid 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-07 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia (MPC Code Q62) useing  iTelescope.net's (TEL T30 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer)

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Oct 7, 2017

The Asteroid 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-06

The NEO 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) a stack of 45-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T07 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) a stack of 15-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T07 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) a stack of 15-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T07 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
The NEO 2012 TC4 on 2017-10-06 from AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) a stack of 15-60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images taken with iTelescope.net's (TEL T07 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
(C) Steven M. Tilley
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