please remove my email nyclady@xxxxxxx 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 > -- > See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please > send personal replies to the author, not the list. > -- Dolores H. Hill Sr. Research Specialist Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg. #92 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 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.