NEO 2019 VL4, PHA Apollo
The asteroid passed the Earth aroud December, 16 2019
Discovered by F51 PANSTARRS on November, 2 2019
Analysis of a possible cometary feature, asked by Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute and University of Arizona on December 16 2019
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Based on comparisons with other PSF images of NEOs of similar magnitude, I cannot see any significant differences in the shape of the asteroid.
I cannot confirm a cometary structure.
2019 VL4 © by Bernhard Haeusler, 2019-12-04 SQM: 19.84 mag Seeing: 3.7 24 stacked images JAVA orbit here: JPL Small body database
total basis: 24 32 sec. exposures,
2019-12-04 UT 18:02 - 18:17, 12" SCT
f-5.65 (Meade LX600) + CCD ST10XME
NEODyS Observations and Residuals of K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory (site with 2019 VL4)
top of this page Here you find a Calculator for possible crater sizes and energy sums.
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