Archive for March, 2010

Spliting of C/2007 Q3 (Siding spring) nucleus

The astrometrical measurements of fragment b of C/2007 Q3, taken on Tzec Maun and Tenagra II observatories, officially published by MPC in MPEC 2010-F87 circular.

The existence of second fragment is not confirmed at this time.

Spliting of C/2007 Q3 (Siding spring) nucleus

When I seen information about spliting C/2007 Q3 nucleus, I tried to shot this event. Fragment is clearly visible on images taken on Tzec Maun and Tenagra II observatories on March 23 and 25. After processing stacked images I measure position of splited body. This object offset from parent body on 6? PA 245°. All inforamtion sended to CBAT.

Waiting for the “first light”

Tommorow I received information about testing new TCS. We have good progress in this work and expect to see “first light” in a couple of weeks.

Observatory site

Our site was started in the testing mode.

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