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Showing posts with label PCCP Confirmation Page. Show all posts
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Apr 8, 2020

Confirmation Images of COMET C/2020 F5 (MASTER) on 2020-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory Australia (MPC Q62)


Confirmation Images of COMET C/2020 F5 (MASTER)  on 2020-04-05 from Siding Spring Observatory Australia (MPC Q62)


Congratulations to

Y. Kechin, S. Bodrov, V.   Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy, N. Tiurina, P. Balanutsa, A. Kuznetsov, I. Gorbunov,   F. Balakin, D. Zimnukhov, V. Kornilov, R. Podesta, F. Podesta, H. Levato, A. Krylov, C. Francile.

with 

MASTER-OAFA Observatory, San Juan, Argentina (MPC Code W92)

See:

MPEC 2020-G73 : COMET C/2020 F5 (MASTER)
https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K20/K20G73.html

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
T30 (0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)  Siding Spring Observatory Australia (MPC Q62)
http://iTelescope.Net/

Data reduction, a stacked image, Image blinking,  and  the object verification windows was done with Astrometrica
http://www.astrometrica.at/

Image blinking and a stacked image  was done with CCDStack2
http://www.ccdware.com/

The data was examine with the help of
Find_Orb Orbit determination software - Project Pluto
http://www.projectpluto.com/find_orb.htm

(c) Steven M. Tilley
http://lagniappeobserving.com

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)]

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: 

Nov 6, 2015

Confirmation images of Comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) on 2015-11-04

The comet C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was discovered on 2015-11-03 by  Jess A. Johnson at the Catalina Sky Survey( MPC Code 703).  While C/2015 V2 (JOHNSON) was on the Possible Comet Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation  I obtain a total of  18-- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images (in two runs) on itelescope.net's   (TEL T11 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) at Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06 and created 4 stacks of  4 images with Astrometrica.
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:

Mar 31, 2015

Confirmation Images of COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) On 2015-03-28

COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) was discovered on 2015 03 21 by C. Jacques, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil at SONEAR Observatory, Oliveira. Also see : MPEC 2015-F159: COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES)
COMET C/2015 F4 (JACQUES) 6X60 Luminance bin2 itelescope.net telescope-t30
on 2015-03-28 by Steven M Tilley

Mar 27, 2015

Confirmation Images of COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) On 2015-03-22

COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) WAS discovered on 2015 03 21 by the PANSTARRS sky survey. While it was on the PCCP Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation I made follow-up measurements on March 22, 23, and 24 from Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.(MPC Code Q62)


Here is a video of COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS) 28-60 Second Luminance BIN1 Images, taken with iTelescope Net's Telescope T27 (TEL T27 0.70-m f/6.6 CDK astrograph + CCD) 2015-03-22 16:43 UTC to 17:37 UTC. (C) Steven M. Tilley http://lagniappeobserving.blogspot.com/

other links:
MPEC 2015-F119: COMET P/2015 F1 (PANSTARRS)
Orbital Elements (JPL)

Dec 14, 2014

Confirmation Images of COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN)

The COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) was discovered by Leonid Elenin at ISON-NM Observatory near Mayhill, NM, USA(MPC H51) on 2014-12-12. While it was on the PCCP Confirmation Page in an effort to help in the confirmation I was able to obtain 33 -- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images(I try to run a series of 40 however the script started late and time ran over) on Telescope 18 (iTelescope.Net), AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain (MPC I89) and did Data reduction on 4 Images.
Confirmation Images of COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) 33 -- 60 Second Luminance BIN2 Images from the night of 2014-12-12 ITelescope.Net (T18 32-m f/8.0 astrograph + CCD) MPC Code I89 (AstroCamp Observatory. Nerpio, Spain) 2014-12-12 21:13 UTC to 22:02 UTC APPROVED for Embed and Media broadcasts with full attribution TO (C)Steven M. Tilley

Other links:
MPEC 2014-X66 : COMET P/2014 X1 (ELENIN)
 Observations(MPC)
JPL Orbit Diagram
New Comet: P/2014 X1 (ELENIN) (Remanzacco Observatory - Comets & Neo Blog)

Mar 14, 2014

COMET C/2014 E2 (JACQUES)


COMET C/2014 E2 (JACQUES) 20 -- 30 Second Luminance From ITelescope Net Telescope T30 (0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + f/4.5 focal reducer) 13-Mar-2014 16:48:21 UTC to 17:22:55 UTC By Steven M. Tilley