Asteroids you may see in onlrne "news" stories

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Asteroids you may see in onlrne "news" stories

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From time to time, an asteroid starts to make "news" online. This forum thread is a place look information on such asteroids.

Here is one of my write up and commentary on the upcoming Close-Approach of 2018 VP1. I ran the observations of 2018 VP1 through a program call Find_orb to get a better idea of where it is going.

See: "A Foofaraw Over a NEO Designated 2018 VP1" at https://lagniappeobserving.blogspot.com ... 8-vp1.html

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Find_orb computing Monte Carlo variant orbits for the NEO 2018 VP1. One can use Monte Carlo method to create virtual asteroids. By using orbits of the virtual asteroids one can can see where the "real" asteroid could go. If any of virtual asteroids impact the Earth they become known as virtual impactors and the is 'Non-Zero' probability of the real asteroid hitting the Earth {200/129,658 about 0.15%}
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99942 Apophis (2004 MN4) on 2021-02-16
The Asteroid
99942 Apophis (2004 MN4)
Class: Aten [NEO, PHA]
From
Siding Spring Observatory Australia - MPC Q62
on
2021-02-16
By
Steven M. Tilley


Credits

The targeting information was obtained from
The Minor Planet Center (MPC)
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/

The Orbit Diagram -- JPL Small-Body Database Browser
99942 Apophis (2004 MN4)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=99942

The images were taken with iTelescope.net's
(TEL T30 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD )
Siding Spring Observatory Australia
(MPC Q62)
http://iTelescope.Net/

Data reduction, the object verification windows, and stacked images were done with Astrometrica
http://www.astrometrica.at/

Image blinking was done with CCDStack2
http://www.ccdware.com/

The data was examined with the help of
Find_Orb Orbit determination software - Project Pluto
http://www.projectpluto.com/find_orb.htm

Music
Comfortable Mystery 4 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Source:
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-fr ... UAN1100535

Artist:
http://incompetech.com/
(c) Steven M. Tilley
http://lagniappeobserving.com
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Steven M. Tilley
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