K-Tec

Imaging the NEO Asteroid 2003 UV11 at close approach

  • Vagelis Tsamis
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Main Sequence
  • Main Sequence
More
13 years 8 months ago #87059 by Vagelis Tsamis
Hi all,
As you probably know already, NEO Asteroid 2003 UV11 had a close approach to our planet yesterday.
On October 29 I was lucky enough to capture its passing through our neighbourhood.
This asteroid was very fast! Good thing its apparent motion main vector was in RA, so what was needed was to move the telescope in RA, almost horizontally.
For locating the asteroid MPC ephemerides data and AAVSO (VSP) maps were used.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi Observatory, Athens, Greece (37°59'51.97"N, 23°53'36.21"E)
Telescope: Meade LX200-R 40cm at f/6.3
CCD: ATIK 16-HR
Filter: Bessell V-band photometric filter
Timing: Oregon Scientific DCF-77 Radio Clock
Observer: Vagelis Tsamis
IOTA-ES, www.iota-es.de
Sparta Astronomy Association, www.spartastronomy.gr/

Here are a couple of images:

http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=11676

http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=11678

Enjoy!!!
Greetings,
Vagelis

Sparta Astronomy Association / Observations Coordinator
International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 years 8 months ago #87060 by dmcdona
Vagelis - nice capture there - it looked bright as well as fast.

Did you consider submitting the data to the MPC?

Dave

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 years 8 months ago #87063 by Coldfieldboundary
Replied by Coldfieldboundary on topic Re:Imaging the NEO Asteroid 2003 UV11 at close approach
I tried it visually the evening of 28. But I could not see him. In the field of the nice double Psi1 Psc. On the other hand, MPC site indeed is great for making yourself a correct finder chart, but still I did not notice him. Checking your images now with SkyCharts shows the MPC is fully right! But I also had only a 10 minutes break into the clouds. Now I see on your images he nicely was mag. 12 (he also was a bit on the 28) :(

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Vagelis Tsamis
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Main Sequence
  • Main Sequence
More
13 years 8 months ago - 13 years 8 months ago #87064 by Vagelis Tsamis
Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re:Imaging the NEO Asteroid 2003 UV11 at close approach
Yes, MPC is a great tool, indeed! It would be great if you could spot it visualy!
Dave, I will send my data to MPC pretty soon!

Vagelis

Sparta Astronomy Association / Observations Coordinator
International Occultation Timing Association / European Section, www.iota-es.de/
Last edit: 13 years 8 months ago by Vagelis Tsamis.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.096 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum