Andrew Lowe's NEAT minor planet discoveries (2002)


This is the second page of my asteroid discoveries; my NEAT discoveries in 2002.

Click on the "Get ephemerides/orbits" button for more information on each asteroid.

A PDF document describing the use of the MPES is available.

Information on any known problems with this service is available.


Astrometric observations of any of the following objects should be sent directly to mpc@cfa.harvard.edu. Updated orbits will be available automatically through this page.

Display ephemerides or summary

The following objects are available:

    (182991) 2002 OK25

    (169748) 2002 OL25

    2002 ON25

    (205994) 2002 OO25

    (135692) 2002 OP25

    (174187) 2002 PP164

    (142011) 2002 PW164

    2002 PX164

    (99891) Donwells

    (112797) Grantjudy

    (201206) 2002 PJ165

    (373648) 2002 PK165

    (84075) Peterpatricia

    (78392) Dellinger

    2002 PN165

    (230440) 2002 PQ165

    (112798) Kelindsey

    (112799) 2002 PS165

    (208777) 2002 PT165

    (161102) 2002 PU165

    (135741) 2002 PV165

    (78393) Dillon

    (270654) 2002 PX165

    (344478) 2002 PY165

    (252972) 2002 PZ165

    (310733) 2002 PA166

    (78394) Garossino

    (434118) 2002 PD166

    (280155) 2002 PE166

    (206020) 2002 PF166

    (326559) 2002 PG166

    (310734) 2002 PH166

    (461462) 2002 QC50

    2002 QG50

    (78431) Kemble

    (142086) 2002 QK50

    (112899) 2002 QL50

    (142087) 2002 QM50

    (237932) 2002 QO50

    (183040) 2002 QP50

    (430571) 2002 QG51

    (232268) 2002 QH51

    (317436) 2002 QJ51

    (112901) 2002 QK51

    (338112) 2002 QJ53

    (99906) Uofalberta

    (469458) 2002 QE54

    (422882) 2002 QF54

    2002 QG54

    (286992) 2002 QJ54

    (286993) 2002 QK54

    (112907) 2002 QR54

    (416121) 2002 QS54

    (213623) 2002 QE55

    2002 QF55

    (220026) 2002 QG55

    (213624) 2002 QW55

    (434126) 2002 QP56

    (326577) 2002 QQ56

    (176710) Banff

    (195830) 2002 QX56

    (112911) 2002 QB57

    (350881) 2002 QC57

    (276201) 2002 QD57

    2002 QG57

    (186414) 2002 QH57

    (220027) 2002 QJ57

    (276202) 2002 QK57

    (427534) 2002 QL57

    (176711) Canmore

    (334490) 2002 QN57

    (169820) 2002 QO57

    (201219) 2002 QV57

    (191211) 2002 QC58

    (84096) Reginaldglenice

    (338115) 2002 QE58

    (211246) 2002 QK58

    (78434) Dyer

    (387661) 2002 RS240

    2002 RU240

    (382702) 2002 VU137

    2002 VV137

    2002 VW137


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Generate perturbed ephemerides for unperturbed orbits

Also display elements for epoch

Format for elements output:

none MPC 1-line MPC 8-line
SkyMap (SkyMap Software) Guide (Project Pluto) xephem (E. Downey)
Home Planet (J. Walker) MyStars! (Relative Data Products) TheSky (Software Bisque)
Starry Night (Sienna Software) Deep Space (D. S. Chandler) PC-TCS (D. Harvey)
Earth Centered Universe (Nova Astronomics) Dance of the Planets (ARC) MegaStar V4.x (E.L.B. Software)
SkyChart 2000.0 (Southern Stars Software) Voyager II (Carina Software) SkyTools (CapellaSoft)
Autostar (Meade Instruments)

If you select 8-line MPC format, you may display the residual block for the objects selected:

Show residuals blocks. Show only residual lines containing observations from code . If you select 8-line MPC format the elements will be displayed with the ephemerides. If you select any format other than 8-line MPC format, only the elements are returned. In such cases your browser should download the elements file and save it to your local disk.


Supplementary Information

Summary
The summary lists the current J2000.0 coordinates, visual magnitude and solar elongation of the selected minor planets, as well as information on the date of last observation (where available), forthcoming opposition data and details on the latest published orbit. The opposition data lists the date of the next opposition and the declination and visual magnitude at that time.

Formats
The list of available formats for the orbital elements was correct at the time this document was prepared. It is possible that the Minor Planet Center now supports futher formats. If you select the summary option, any newly supported formats will be listed.

Elements
The elements supplied are the latest published elements for the specified objects. Elements will be found even if the designation you enter is a non-principal designation in an identification or if the object has been numbered.

Ephemerides can be supplied for objects with only Väisälä elements, but the elements themselves are not supplied.

Ephemerides
The ephemerides supplied for minor planets and comets are perturbed (if the orbits were computed with perturbations) and can be generated over the time period 1900 to 2040. Objects with unperturbed orbit solutions will return unperturbed ephemerides. Objects must be identified in images by their motion, not by their apparent closeness to a predicted position.

The time-scale of the supplied ephemerides is UTC.

If you desire a topocentric ephemeris, enter your observatory code in the appropriate box. When local circumstances are displayed, the azimuths are reckoned westwards from the south meridian.

As an aide-mémoire, the packed form of the object's designation (as used on the astrometric observation record) is displayed immediately above the ephemeris.


This service utilises the Minor Planet Ephemeris Service, courtesy of the IAU's Minor Planet Center. It has been made possible by Process Software Corporation, and their excellent VMS Web server, Purveyor.

The calculations will be performed on the Tamkin Foundation Computing Network.