Published Observations

Updated January 29, 2016

Shenton Park Observatory (MPC D21) has undertaken serious astronomical research since 2005. The primary areas include supernova discovery, and minor planet (NEO) recovery and follow-up and more recently, spectroscopic observations of bright stars.

Spectroscopy

ATel #6380: The stability of the He II 4686 line emission across periastron passages in eta Carinae

ATel #6464: He II 4686 in eta Carinae: no significant changes between 2009.0 and 2014.6

Published in The Astrophysical JournalHe II 4686 emission from the massive binary system in eta Car: constraints to the orbital elements and the nature of the periodic minima – Teodoro et al.

ATel #9658 Confirmation of TCP J18102829-2729590 in Sagittarius as a classical nova in the optically thick stage

CBET 4334 : 20161029 :

ATel #9678 Spectroscopic confirmation of ASASSN-16ma as a classical nova in the Fe-curtain stage

Published Supernova Discoveries

Name Type Discovery date Galaxy Reference
2008bq Type Ia April 2, 2008 ESO 308-G25 CBET 1328
2007as Type Ia March 13, 2007 ESO 18-G18 CBET 888, IAUC 8822
2006du Type II July 18, 2006 IC 1529 CBET 583,  IACU 8733
2006ck Type Ic May 20, 2006 UGC 8238 CBET 518, IAUC 8713
2006bs Type II April 19, 2006 MCG +0-27-14 CBET 484, IAUC 8705
2006ai Type II February 17, 2006 ESO 5-G9 CBET 406, IAUC 8674
2006y Type II February 3, 2006 Anon IAUC 8668
2005my Type II December 30, 2005 ESO 302-G27 CBET 346
2005gm Type IIn October 9, 2005 NGC 1423 CBET 251, IAUC 8616
2005dk Type II August 21, 2005 IC 4882 IAUC 8586
2005dc Type Ia July 26, 2005 NGC 7107 CBET 187, IAUC 8575

 

Published Minor Planet Discoveries

2007 PG9 – a bright main belt asteroid discovered at D21 Shenton Park. It currently has a 177 day observed arc.

2009 TV9 – a bright Mars Crosser discovered at D21 Shenton Park on October 8th, 2009. It has a perihelion of 1.56AU and a relatively high eccentricity of 0.41.

2010 OE100 – a main belt asteroid with an orbit that appears more eccentric and with a lower perihelion than typical main belt asteroids.

Published NEO Observations

The list of published NEO observations for D21, Shenton Park stands at 950 and is too large to list here. A full updated list is published at the NEODys website:

http://newton.dm.unipi.it/neodys/index.php?pc=2.1.2&o=D21&ab=0

Published Minor Planet Observations

These are too numerous to list here, and can be found via the Minor Planet Circulars listed at the end of this section.

Year Number
2003 30
2007 887
2009 487
2010 647*

Published NEO Recoveries

Object Date Reference
2002 SV August 11, 2007 MPEC 2007-P41
2000 TH1 October 2, 2007 MPEC 2007-T14
2004 RK9 May 25, 2009 MPEC 2009-K56
2005 TY51 Sept 4, 2009 MPEC 2009-R06
2008 WB59 Sept 25, 2009 MPEC 2009-S110
2008 VK14 April 18, 2010 MPEC 2010-H28
2007 XB10 April 20, 2010 MPEC 2010-H31
2008 JP May 4, 2010 MPEC 2010-J15
2002 BF25 July 4,2010 MPEC 2010-N10
2002 AC9 July 20, 2010 MPEC 2010-O13
2002 NE71 August 2, 2010 MPEC 2010-P05

 

Published NEO Confirmations

Object Date Reference
2007 SP6 September 22, 2007 MPEC 2007-S44
2007 VG3 November 4, 2007 MPEC 2007-V22
2007 VY7 November 4, 2007 MPEC 2007-V39
2007 VD138 November 10, 2007 MPEC 2007-V85
2007 VG184 November 13, 2007 MPEC 2007-V91
2007 VJ184 November 13, 2007 MPEC 2007-V93
2007 VK184 November 13, 2007 MPEC 2007-V94
2007 VF189 November 13, 2007 MPEC 2007-V119
2007 WP3 November 18, 2007 MPEC 2007-W27
2007 WW4 November 21, 2007 MPEC 2007-W47
2007 WZ4 November 21, 2007 MPEC 2007-W49
2009 QF31 August 26, 2009 MPEC 2009-Q56
2009 QD34 August 28, 2009 MPEC 2009-Q60
2009 QE34 August 28, 2009 MPEC 2009-Q61
2009 SM98 September 24, 2009 MPEC 2009-S87
2009 SN103 September 25, 2009 MPEC 2009-S100
2009 TL4 October 14, 2009 MPEC 2009-T52
2009 TH8 October 15, 2009 MPEC 2009-T62
2009 TN8 October 15, 2009 MPEC 2009-T66
2009 UO3 October 20, 2009 MPEC 2009-U53
2010 HA April 16, 2010 MPEC 2010-H10
2010 HF April 19, 2010 MPEC 2010-H18
2010 JF May 4, 2010 MPEC 2010-J20
2010 JG May 4, 2010 MPEC 2010-J21
2010 PJ August 4, 2010 MPEC 2010-P13
2010 PO2 August 4, 2010 MPEC 2010-P18
2010 PH9 August 6, 2010 MPEC 2010-P27
2010 PJ9 August 6, 2010 MPEC 2010-P28
2010 PK9 August 6, 2010 MPEC 2010-P29
2010 PL9 August 6, 2010 MPEC 2010-P30
2010 PM10 August 8, 2010 MPEC 2010-P39
2010 PQ10 August 8, 2010 MPEC 2010-P41
2010 PR10 August 8, 2010 MPEC 2010-P42

Published Special Interest NEO Revisions

2010 DJ1 February 21, 2010 MPEC 2010-D60

 

Published observations of unusual, one opposition objects observed last by D21, Shenton Park is available via the Minor Planet Centre and includes:

One-Opposition Unnumbered Objects
2007 PS25
2007 TT18 2007 TR24 2007 TC66 2007 UT3 2007 UF6
2007 UL12 2007 VF189 2007 VE191 2007 WA 2009 CR4
2009 RH 2009 SW17 2009 UD

 

Minor Planet Circulars

MPCs containing published observations from D21, Shenton Park

Minor Planet Circular Number of Observations
2003 Nov. 9 30
2007 Aug. 28 266
2007 Sept. 26 179
2007 Oct. 26 78
2007 Nov. 24 136
2007 Dec. 24 228
2009 June 7 92
2009 Sept. 4 82
2009 Oct. 4 100
2009 Nov. 2 213
2010 Jan. 30 3
2010 Feb. 28 79
2010 Mar. 30 12
2010 Apr. 28 28
2010 May 27 71
2010 July 20 106
2010 Aug. 24 348