[AZ-Observing] Re: Asteroid 1998 QE2 Image

  • From: "Lucia Wheele" <nyclady@xxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 12:03:32 -0700

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Lucia Wheele-----Original Message----- 
From: Dolores Hill
Sent: Sunday, June 2, 2013 7:52 PM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: chergen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Asteroid 1998 QE2 Image

Hi Tom,
Congratulations on your fantastic images of (285263)1998 QE2!

_Would you like to submit them to the __/Target Asteroids!/__citizen
science program of the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission?_ See
here for information on how to submit:
http://www.osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/sites/osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/files/pdfs/TargetANEOs.steroidsInstructions.pdf
*The observations directly support the NASA OSIRIS-REx science team as
they learn more about the target Bennu, a carbonaceous potentially
hazardous asteroid, and other similar asteroids. *Carl Hergenrother,
OSIRIS-REx asteroid astronomy lead on the science team and /Target
Asteroids!/ co-lead, made a special appeal to /Target Asteroids!/
observers for observations of (285263)1998 QE2, a carbonaceous NEO like
Bennu.

_We invite anyone else on the AZ-Observing List-serve who obtained
images to submit them, too!_  Ideally, we are looking for images and
associated measured astrometry.  If you prefer to submit images only we
may ask amateur astronomers who don't have telescopes to do the data
reduction. *Don't forget to register* here so we can credit your
observations, you can receive program updates about new NEOs added (like
1998 QE2) and be included in publications:
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/?q=target_asteroids/register

For more information on the /Target Asteroids! /program:
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/?q=target_asteroids
Note that some bright asteroids (Ceres for example!) have been added to
the list since the program's launch in April 2012.  I encourage those
who couldn't reach the faintest asteroids back then to give it another
look:
http://www.osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/sites/osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/files/pdfs/TargetAsteroidsList_v5.0.pdf

Note that these images and astrometry count also toward certificates and
pin for the Astronomical League's /Target NEOs!/ observing program (list
your AL club on the registration form).

Questions may be sent to Target_asteroids@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thanks and Clear Skies!
Dolores Hill (& Carl Hergenrother)


On 5/31/2013 11:17 PM, Tom Polakis wrote:
> Asteroid 1998 QE2 near close approach tonight.  Ten frames, all very short 
> 15-second exposures, spaced 15 seconds apart.  Image scale is roughly 1" 
> per pixel.
>
> http://www.pbase.com/image/150536170
>
> The asteroid was easily visible in a 10-inch in the city.  "Real time" 
> movement was difficult to detect, but you could see patterns change in 10 
> or 15 seconds while viewing it at 220x.
>
> Tom
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-- 
Dolores H. Hill
Sr. Research Specialist
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
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The University of Arizona
1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/
Office phone: 520-621-6106 (answering machine)

Education and Public Outreach Team
Co-Lead Target Asteroids! and Target NEOs! citizen science
OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu/?q=target_asteroids
http://www.astroleague.org/files/u3/NEO_HomePage.pdf



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