A record breaking night of NEO confirmations

Despite cloud interruptions, automation at D21 allowed the recovery of 7 NEOCP objects, 4 of which appear on special MPECs. The night began with confirmation attempts on 5 new LINEAR targets. D21 achieved two immediate recoveries, reducing the target uncertainties to zero.  Automated resumption after clouds allowed the recovery of the remaining LINEAR targets, including 2010 PL9 with a published magnitude of 19.7, and two new NEOs from our cousins at E12. The 4 confirmations that achieved MPECs are 2010 PH9, 2010PJ9, 2010PK9 and 2010PL9.

Thanks as always to Paulo’s uncanny targetting skills, and excellent pipeline.

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