Andrew Lowe's minor planet discoveries at iTelescope Observatory, Mayhill (2008)


This is the sixth page of my asteroid discoveries; my discoveries at H06 in 2008.

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:

    (294597) 2008 AY1

    (263203) 2008 AP3

    (251412) 2008 AB29

    (346241) 2008 BK43

    (418183) 2008 CC2

    (325014) 2008 CX5

    (185598) 2008 CY5

    (249169) 2008 CZ5

    (181675) 2008 CC70

    (315589) 2008 CC117

    (484487) 2008 CX184

    (249192) 2008 CL185

    (187679) Folinsbee

    (187680) Stelck

    (263453) 2008 EZ6

    (185642) 2008 EV88

    (315769) 2008 FA76

    (358881) 2008 GK4

    (204949) 2008 VT

    (342727) 2008 WP32

    (249343) 2008 WQ32

    (243363) 2008 WW58

    2008 WN61

    (330820) 2008 WH62

    2008 WJ62

    (369245) 2008 WQ94

    (372310) 2008 WR94

    (237266) 2008 WX96

    (281727) 2008 XE1

    (342808) 2008 XV1

    (355917) 2008 YT2

    (349707) 2008 YU2

    (295956) 2008 YV2

    (346657) 2008 YW2

    (342847) 2008 YL5

    (389100) 2008 YQ8

    (283140) 2008 YX24

    (321203) 2008 YA25

    (295969) 2008 YV26

    (496049) 2008 YE28

    (346671) 2008 YH28

    (212942) 2008 YC30

    (249355) 2008 YD30

    (394947) 2008 YE33


Options:

By default, ephemerides are geocentric, begin now and are for 20 days at 1 day intervals.

Start date for ephemerides: Number of dates to output

Ephemeris interval: Ephemeris units: days hours minutes seconds

For daily ephemerides, enter desired offset from 0h UT: hours

Observatory code:

Display positions in: truncated sexagesimal or full sexagesimal or decimal units

Display motions as: "/sec "/min "/hr °/day

Total motion and direction Separate R.A. and Decl. sky motions Separate R.A. and Decl. coordinate motions

Suppress output if sun above local horizon

Suppress output if object below local horizon

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.