Asteroid 2015 TG237 Passing by Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Asteroid 2015 TG237 Passing by Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365

23-Nov-2015
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Asteroid 2015 TG237 Passing by Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365
While looking through the data captured of NGC 1365, I discovered an object slowly moving through the field of view. I have identified the object as asteroid 2015 TG237, discovered just last month.

Object Observation Data (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS UTC / RA DEC):

2015-11-20 11:40:30 UTC / 03:33:30.25 -36:02:50.7
2015-11-20 11:47:52 UTC / 03:33:29.99 -36:02:54.0
2015-11-20 12:04:53 UTC / 03:33:29.66 -36:02:59.1
2015-11-20 12:29:16 UTC / 03:33:29.61 -36:02:57.9
2015-11-20 12:36:38 UTC / 03:33:28.84 -36:03:06.8
2015-11-20 12:53:39 UTC / 03:33:28.33 -36:03:12.4
2015-11-20 13:01:00 UTC / 03:33:28.23 -36:03:11.9
2015-11-20 13:18:01 UTC / 03:33:27.62 -36:03:18.7
2015-11-20 13:25:23 UTC / 03:33:27.41 -36:03:18.6
2015-11-20 13:42:24 UTC / 03:33:27.42 -36:03:20.5
2015-11-20 13:49:45 UTC / 03:33:26.87 -36:03:25.5
2015-11-20 15:22:39 UTC / 03:33:24.13 -36:03:50.4
2015-11-20 15:30:01 UTC / 03:33:24.17 -36:03:52.7
2015-11-20 15:47:02 UTC / 03:33:23.57 -36:03:55.6
2015-11-20 15:54:24 UTC / 03:33:23.30 -36:03:57.0
2015-11-20 16:11:25 UTC / 03:33:23.04 -36:04:02.3
2015-11-20 16:18:46 UTC / 03:33:22.77 -36:04:04.3
2015-11-20 16:35:47 UTC / 03:33:22.30 -36:04:08.8
2015-11-20 16:43:09 UTC / 03:33:22.17 -36:04:09.1
2015-11-20 17:00:10 UTC / 03:33:21.81 -36:04:13.5
2015-11-20 17:24:33 UTC / 03:33:21.64 -36:04:16.9
2015-11-20 17:31:55 UTC / 03:33:21.01 -36:04:20.7

Orbit:
2015 TG237 Orbit

Image:

  • 22x 420s Luminance bin2x2 + 20 flat + 40x dark + 120x bias

Total exposure time: 2 hours 34 minutes.

Hardware:

  • Celestron EdgeHD 1100 with CGEM DX mount
  • QSI 683-wsg Camera @ -15C
  • Astronomik Type 2c luminance filter
  • Orion StarShoot Autoguider
  • Starlight Xpress Adaptive Optics

Location:

  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)
  • Average seeing + 50% moon phase (waxing gibbous).

Software:

  • Captured with AstroArt 5
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • CCDInspector: Image analysis & rejection
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, normalize.
  • Aladin 8.0: Plate solving & astrometry.
  • Photoshop CC: Labels, crosshair, animation.

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