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The first Jovian trojan has been discovered at the ISON-NM observatory

August 23, at our observatory, the first Jovian trojan was discovered, receiving the designation 2011 QJ9. After the appearance of this object on the NEO Confirmation Page, and after refinement of its orbit on Aug 24, it became possible to link these observations to observations obtained on Aug 28 by the American survey Pan-STARRS. After […]

Recovery of a Jovian Trojan 2010 OY75

A new interesting object was discovered during the survey of October 15th. From our measurements of the first night, it was proposed that the object might be gravitationally bound to the largest planet in the solar system – Jupiter. The decision was made to continue observing the object iJTA033. Measurements obtained the second night, supported […]

MPC statistic for January – February 2012

The new monthly MPC circular released – MPC 77873- 78274. ISON-NM statistic for the previous month (January 7 – February 3): Number of measurements: 11951 Measured objects: 3001 Discovered objects: 23* Sky coverage: 870 sq. degrees Observing nights**: 20 * – include Jovian trojan – 2012 BB27 ** – include partial nights

MPC statistic for December 2011 – January 2012

The new monthly MPC circular released – MPC 77511- 77872. ISON-NM statistic for the previous month (December 2 – January 6): Number of measurements: 7322 Measured objects: 1748 Discovered objects: 28* Sky coverage: 470 sq. degrees Observing nights**: 21 * – include two Jovian trojans – 2011 YA3 and 2012 AF1 ** – include partial nights

MPC statistic for August – September 2011

The new monthly MPC circular released – MPC 75799 – 76268. ISON-NM statistic for the previous month (August 9 – September 6): Number of measurements: 12150 Measured objects: 2763 Discovered objects: 45* Sky coverage: 320 sq. degrees Observing nights**: 19 * – include NEA – 2011 QY37 and two Jovian trojans – 2011 QJ9, 2011 QQ47 ** […]

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