NEO 2019 VL4, PHA Apollo


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The asteroid passed the Earth aroud December, 16 2019

Discovered by F51 PANSTARRS on November, 2 2019

Minor planet center's orbital elements and Ephemeris,   JPL Small body database

 

Analysis of a possible cometary feature, asked by Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute and University of Arizona on December 16 2019

message: mpml groups.io 

 

PSF performed by Astrometrica (Herbert Raab),   LOG file   PHOT file

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.   

 

NEO 2019 VL4  by K87 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany  

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
mag 19.6, velocity: 5.7"/min in PA 240.9     

 


NEODyS Observations and Residuals of K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory    (site with 2019 VL4)

 

MPC observation computed with Astrometrica:


top of this page   Here you find a Calculator for possible crater sizes and energy sums.

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Copyright of all sites and images of this web: Bernhard Haeusler, Dettelbach, Germany   IAU code: B82 Maidbronn and K87 Dettelbach Vineyard Observatory