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Observations of minor planets and near-Earth asteroids

(12 October 2019)

  The Minor Planet Center is the repository for up-to-date orbital elements of over 900,000 minor planets. These orbital elements are updated periodically, but not too frequently. In addition, the Minor Planet Center maintains daily updates for several thousand near-Earth asteroids - those objects that approach the Earth especially closely.
  • Measuring the time of minimum or time of central eclipse
  • From the measured geocentric UT of the eclipse, determining the heliocentric UT
  • Reducing the photometry data to magnitudes outside the Earth's atmosphere
  • Produce a report in AAVSO or other formats, for archiving

Observations of specific Near Earth Asteroids.

  Here are a few examples of the near-Earth asteroids I've been able to capture:

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