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#1 astrodoc71

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

To all NEO and other object watchers,

Here is the place to share your work! In particular there are those of us who would be interested in learning about this area of astronomy, how to get started, what equipment and software we need and what we can discover from our backyards! Take us through the process of discovery, monitoring object position, calculating orbits and reporting your findings. I know I'm excited to learn more about this as I am sure many others are!

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Dave


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

I must admit Dave, I'm very excited to see what can be achieved by amateurs.

 

I'd love to be able to calculate the orbits of the planet from my own measurements so I'm looking forward to learning and applying what I have learnt.

 

Clear Skies

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Definitely! Here is something from the IAU minor planet center that looks like a good reference for starters:

http://www.minorplan...Astrometry.html

 

I think what I might do is start looking more carefully at the images I'm already taking for anything 'unusual'!

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Dave


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