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 measured at Transit Dreams Observatory on June 12, 2017.

 

COD W33
CON Transit Dreams Observatory
OBS D. Wilde
MEA D. Wilde
TEL 127mm F7.5 APO Refractor + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2017.06.12 12:03:11
NET UCAC-4
00070 C2017 06 12.08756 11 42 03.10 +09 33 41.5 12.8 R W33
00070 C2017 06 12.10662 11 42 03.75 +09 33 31.4 12.7 R W33
00070 C2017 06 12.12675 11 42 04.43 +09 33 20.9 12.6 R W33
00070 C2017 06 12.14693 11 42 05.13 +09 33 10.0 12.7 R W33
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New menu items have been established for the website.  The data menu item is supporting sub-menus for the Asteroid data and Comet data measurements recorded and reported to the IAU Minor Planet Center.  The measurements with the “xxx” suffix were made before the establishment of Transit Dreams Observatory as MPC W33.

 

 

Horsehead Nebula- IC434

IC 434

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Horsehead Nebula (IC434) is located in a the constellation of Orion at the end of Orion’s Belt, near the bright star Alnitak. It is 1300 light years from Earth. The ionized cloud of hydrogen is illuminated from the hot young stars within this stellar nursery allow us to see this dark cloud. The Horsehead gets its name from the part of the cloud shaped like a horses head. This image only covers a portion of the entire nebula.

Explore Scientific ES127ED @f7.5,
Paramount MX+
Atik One ccd
(20) x 300 seconds, 7nm Ha filter.
Photoshop CS5, Carboni’s tools for the false color

 

 

 

Asteroid (111253) 2001 XU10

(111253) 2001 XU10 2017-06-11

Asteroid (111253) 2001 XU10 is an Apollo class asteroid, name for the first asteroid discovered in this class (01862) Apollo.  This class of asteroids are Eartth crossers which means thay can pass very close to Earth which can create the threat of collision.  It was tracked and measured at TDO on June 11,2017.

COD W33
CON Transit Dreams Observatory
OBS D. Wilde
MEA D. Wilde
TEL 127mm F7.5 APO Refractor + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2017.06.11 11:56:10
NET UCAC-4
B1253 KC2017 06 11.33677 01 10 21.75 +17 48 06.0 16.6 R W33
B1253 KC2017 06 11.34819 01 10 23.50 +17 48 50.8 18.5 R W33
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Asteroid (136108) Haumea

(136108) Haumea 2017-05-16

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 in 2005 in images taken at the Keck Observatory. Haumaea is named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth. 

COD W33
CON Transit Dreams Observatory
OBS D. Wilde
MEA D. Wilde
TEL 127mm F7.5 APO Refractor + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2017.05.17 13:50:34
NET UCAC-4
D6108 KC2017 05 17.08046 14 07 07.34 +17 29 52.5 17.0 N W33
D6108 KC2017 05 17.08937 14 07 07.30 +17 29 51.9 16.8 N W33
D6108 KC2017 05 17.09826 14 07 07.26 +17 29 52.6 17.0 N W33
D6108 KC2017 05 17.10716 14 07 07.23 +17 29 52.4 17.0 N W33
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