Clearing Skies and Fast Asteroids It’s been a good week for Transit Dream’s Asteroid astrometry program. A few days of reasonable weather has allowed me to dive back into imaging some of these solar system wanderers. My goal is to … Continue reading

Asteroid (0070) Panopaea Asteroid (0070) Panopaea is a main belt asteroid.  It is approximately 22 kilometers long by 2 kilometers wide.  Discovered in 1861, it orbits the sun in 4.23 years and rotates in 15.87 hours.  It was imaged and … Continue reading

Asteroid (136108) Haumea Asteroid (136108) Haumea was imaged and measured at TDO on May 16,2017.  (136108) Haumea is a dwarf planet, in the plutoid class, discovered in 2004 at Palomar Observatory.  Two small moons were found to be orbiting Haumea … Continue reading

Asteroid (7194) Susanrose Here is an image of one of the asteroids I measured while conducting my asteroid astrometry program on May 15th. The images used to derive the measurements, shown at the lower right in the photo, consisted of … Continue reading

Transit Dreams Observatory awarded code W33 from the Minor Planet Center This announcement is late, but I wanted to share it with our friends here who don’t follow us on Facebook. I am proud to announce the International Astronomical Union’s … Continue reading

Asteroid 2004BL86

Asteroid 2004BL86, a fast mover, passed within 3 Earth-Moon distances on January 27, 2015.  I captured its passage through Cancer using a Canon 60da DSLR mounted on my ES 127mm refractor.  The video above is combination of about 265 individual … Continue reading