Author Archives: Luca Buzzi

(4179) Toutatis close approach

NEO asteroid (4179) Toutatis was discovered by Christian Pollas with the 0.9-m Schmidt at Caussols (France) on 1989, Jan. 4 (IAUC 4701). It is funny to note its naming citation: “Named after the Gaulish god, protector of the tribe.  This … Continue reading

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The eclipse of NEO 2012 XE54

2012 XE54 was discovered by R.A. Kowalski with the 0.68-m Schmidt telescope from Catalina Sky Survey (AZ, USA) when it was approaching Earth quite fast. I observed it the following night just after its exit from the NEO Confirmation Page, … Continue reading

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New comet C/2012 V2 (LINEAR)

C/2012 V2 (LINEAR) was discovered by the LINEAR survey using a 1.0-m f/2.15 reflector from Socorro, NM. Their moving object detection proedure is not visually inspected by members of the LINEAR team, so cometary appearance at first was not detected. … Continue reading

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Confirmation of the new comet C/2012 V1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2012 V1 (PANSTARRS) was discovered by the PANSTARRS survey using a 1.8-m f/4.4 reflector from Haleakala, HI. Larry Denneau, Richard Wainscoat and Henry Hsieh noted a diffuse, non-stellar appearance on four 45 seconds w-band images, and subsequently it was posted … Continue reading

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New comet C/2012 T5 (Bressi)

C/2012 T5 (Bressi) was discovered by Terry Bressi, Spacewatch survey, on images taken with the 0.9-m f/3 reflector telescope from Kitt Peak, on Oct. 14.4. She noted the object to be diffuse with an apparent faint tail about 9″ long … Continue reading

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New comet P/2012 T7 (Vorobjov)

P/2012 T7 (Vorobjov) was discovered on 2012, Oct. 15.3 by Tomas Vorobjov from Bratislava, Slovak Republic, using remotely a 0.81-m f/7 Ritchey-Chretien reflector located at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter via the Sierra Stars Observatory Network, during a minor-planet search survey … Continue reading

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New comet P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS) was discovered by the PAN-STARRS survey on 2012, Oct. 06.53 with a 1.8-m reflector + CCD located at Haleakala, HI, USA. Richard Wainscoat, Henry Hsieh and Larry Denneau described the object to have a PSF larger than … Continue reading

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