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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

NEO candidate temporarily designated C10FHP2 imaged about four hours after it was discovered at Mt Lemmon observatory (via survey). Meade 16" f/10, STL-11000M camera binned 3x, stacks of 3 x 180 seconds. Each stack is aligned and offset in Astrometrica by producing an astrometric solution and then using the predicted PA and speed (about 1.5 arc sec per minute). This asteroid was about mag 19.7 at the time of observation. It's barely detectable in the individual images but with the stack the SNR is raised high enough to produce good astrometry. The residual fit is about 0.2 arc seconds.  It will hopefully get follow-up observations and a provisional designation.

 

The animated GIF is just a little too big to fit, sorry about that.

 

https://www.astrobin.com/lgrkoq/

 


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