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Showing posts with label PCCP Confirmation Page. Show all posts
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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