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(306399) 1996 AX1 - 18.11.2022 at 22.40 - 18.11.2022 at 22.52 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 111216

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(306399) 1996 AX1 (1996 AX1,1999 TV10) A Mars-Crossing asteroid imaged on the first night of the 2022 November talcos. The asteroid was discovered by the observatory of the village (municipality) of Farra d'Isonzo (595 – Farra d'Isonzo) on the Italian-Slovenian border on January 14, 1996. Source Wikipedia #Observatory ">'Isonzo #Observatory . The observation center CCAF is located in Colombara on the road connecting Farra d'Isonzo and the village of Villanova, 10 km from Gorizia. Source https: // . The observation center is in many ways similar to the Ursa observation center, it also contains a planetarium, but on a smaller plot. A total of 595 asteroids have been found there, source . All a potential tourist destination for those visiting Italy! The estimated size of the asteroid is 1.9km. No other information can be found besides the track data. When photographing, the asteroid was at a distance of 0.4189au and at its closest on November 25, 2022 at 0.41539au.

1Fig. first image of the series L60s measured, 2022-11-18T 20:40:41UT 2459902.36158JDUT 03h52m58.92s +38d36'02.3" 15.946mag Std Dev 375.853 SNR57.830 FWHM3.504" ,JPL Horizon 20:40.41m58.92s +38d36'02.3" 38d36'02.8" 15.719mag.

2Fig. last image in series L60s measured, 2022-11-18T 20:51:22UT 2459902.36900JDUT 03h52m59.03s +38d35'53.1" 15.855mag Std Dev 449.225 SNR62.923 FWHM3.002" , JPL Horizon 20:51.252m59.03s +38d35'53.1" 38d35'53.5" 15.719mag.

3Fig. sum picture L60s 1-11 from a stack of pictures, movement is visible. Asteroid (68413) 2001 QB196 19.070mag, motion visible. No other asteroids below 20.4mag.

TYC 2864-1078-1 v.11.88mag star used for brightness measurement calibration.

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  • Observation target
    • Asteroid
  • Name of the observation target
    • (306399) 1996 AX1
  • Seeing
    • Good
Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415/3320, Moravian G4-16000EC MkII, filter L, bin3 11 x 60s

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