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(306399) 1996 AX1 - 2.12.2022 at 20.34 - 2.12.2022 at 20.54 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 111408

Visibility III / V

(306399) 1996 AX1 (1996 AX1,1999 TV10) The Mars Crossing asteroid was imaged on the first night of the 2022 December 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. We've covered this before. The estimated size of the asteroid is 1.9 km. No other information can be found besides track information. When photographed, the asteroid was at a distance of 0.4198au and at its closest on November 25, 2022 at 0.41539au.

1Fig. first image of the series L60s measured, 2022-12-02T 18:34:42UT 2459916.27409JDUT 03h57m04.01s +32d55'10.3" 15.966mag Std Dev 261.764 SNR26.191 FWHM3.536" ,JPL Horizon 18:34.42m04.05s +32d55'10.3" 32d55'10.6" 15.574mag.

2Fig. last image in series L60s measured, 2022-12-02T 18:53:58UT 2459916.28747JDUT 03h57m04.25s +32d54'49.2" 16.056mag Std Dev 382.059 SNR26.678 FWHM2.762" , JPL Horizon 18:53.57m04.25s +32d54'49.2" 32d54'49.4" 15.574mag.

3Fig. sum picture L60s 1-11 from a stack of pictures, movement is visible. Asteroid (1786) Raahe 15.0mag, motion visible. Asteroid (312658) 2010 KX78 20.087mag , visible very faintly ? No other asteroids below 20.1mag.

TYC 2361-1935-1 v.12.14mag star used for brightness measurement calibration.

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

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

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