Main Belt Asteroid  2015 PC62


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A small cluster of galaxies drew attention to me, and completely unexpectedly, I saw a little movement in it...

As I tried to recover the asteroid 2012 BD, I casually discovered the Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62
remotely from location Q62 iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia with telescope T31

The asteroid passed the Earth during the discovery date on August, 9 2015 ~16:43 UT in 1.72 AU distance to Earth (=257,308,000 km = 159,884,000 miles)
The asteroid's Perihelion was on April,20.3 2015 in 2.369 AU distance to the Sun. Its period is 4.71 years.

Discovered from Q62 iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring  on August,9 2015; 
first published as K15P62C in
M.P.E.C. 2015-P55   Issued 2015 Aug.14  12:03 UT

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

Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62  by B82 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany 

2015 PC62 by Bernhard Haeusler, 2015-08-09 B/W                                                                   stacked on stars and asteroid

18 x 3 min. exposure, 2015-08-09 UT 16:30 - UT 17:36, 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + focal reducer
mag 20.6, velocity: 0.36"/min in PA 349.6  


 Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62  by B82 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany

2015 PC62 by Bernhard Haeusler, 2015-08-09  animation of the discovery

GIF animation 18 stacked 3 min.exp. = 54 minutes in reality; look at the movement of the small dot in the center of the circle from left to right

18 x 3 min. exposure, 2015-08-09 UT 16:30 - UT 17:36, 0.50-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD + focal reducer
mag 20.6, velocity: 0.36"/min in PA 349.6  


 Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62  by B82 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany      sky quality SQM on Sept.5

2015 PC62 by Bernhard Haeusler, 2015-09-05  animation of the first observation from B82 Maidbronn

GIF animation 34 stacked 3 min.exp. = 110 minutes in reality; look at the movement of the small dot in the center of the circle from left to right

34 x 3 min. exposure, 2015-09-05 UT 01:52 - UT 03:42, 0.30-m f/6.15 SCT + CCD
mag 19.8, velocity: 0.47"/min in PA 285  

 Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62  by B82 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany      sky quality SQM on Sept.15

2015 PC62 by Bernhard Haeusler, 2015-09-15  animation of the third observation from B82 Maidbronn

GIF animation 24 stacked 3 min.exp. = 72 minutes in reality; look at the movement of the small dot in the center of the circle from left to right

24 x 3 min. exposure, 2015-09-15 UT 01:36 - UT 02:49, 0.30-m f/6.15 SCT + CCD
mag 19.8, velocity: 0.55"/min in PA 271  


Main Belt Asteroid 2015 PC62  by B82 Bernhard Haeusler, Germany  

JAVA orbit here: JPL Small body database


NEODyS Observations and Residuals of B82 Maidbronn

MPC observation computed with Astrometrica:

NET CMC-14

K15P62C KC2015 08 09.69578 00 27 44.86 +17 11 16.4 20.1 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.71074 00 27 44.75 +17 11 23.8 20.2 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.71094 00 27 44.75 +17 11 24.2 20.1 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.72550 00 27 44.66 +17 11 31.7 20.0 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.70136 00 27 44.80 +17 11 18.7 20.3 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.70642 00 27 44.77 +17 11 21.4 20.8 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 09.72292 00 27 44.65 +17 11 30.3 20.5 R Q62
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.38649 00 27 41.41 +17 16 59.3 20.1 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.40025 00 27 41.29 +17 17 06.6 20.0 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.41590 00 27 41.18 +17 17 14.8 20.4 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.39106 00 27 41.37 +17 17 01.9 20.1 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.39559 00 27 41.35 +17 17 03.8 19.6 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 10.41015 00 27 41.21 +17 17 11.9 20.4 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.28844 00 27 35.72 +17 24 28.2 19.8 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.30222 00 27 35.52 +17 24 34.7 20.0 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.31604 00 27 35.45 +17 24 41.9 20.5 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.29295 00 27 35.62 +17 24 30.3 20.2 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.29752 00 27 35.55 +17 24 32.7 19.6 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 11.31151 00 27 35.50 +17 24 39.5 20.3 R U69
K15P62C KC2015 08 14.12054 00 27 08.32 +17 47 05.9 20.0 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 08 14.13120 00 27 08.18 +17 47 11.1 20.2 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 08 14.14153 00 27 08.04 +17 47 16.4 20.2 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 08 21.07572 00 25 05.03 +18 36 32.4 20.3 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 08 21.08597 00 25 04.79 +18 36 36.0 20.4 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 08 21.09554 00 25 04.54 +18 36 39.8 19.8 R I89
K15P62C KC2015 09 05.10309 00 16 21.01 +19 48 12.6 19.8 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 05.12085 00 16 20.16 +19 48 15.7 19.8 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 05.13863 00 16 19.39 +19 48 19.2 19.7 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 10.07662 00 12 22.29 +19 59 48.8 18.6 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 10.07882 00 12 22.17 +19 59 49.1 18.7 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 10.08103 00 12 22.05 +19 59 49.4 18.9 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 15.07672 00 07 59.11 +20 04 55.6 19.8 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 15.08666 00 07 58.55 +20 04 56.0 19.0 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 15.09659 00 07 57.99 +20 04 56.4 20.6 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 30.06389 23 53 56.91 +19 42 53.2 19.7 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 30.07505 23 53 56.31 +19 42 50.7 20.2 R B82
K15P62C KC2015 09 30.08620 23 53 55.68 +19 42 49.2 19.7 R B82

Q62 iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring, Australia   with T31 discovery
U69 iTelescope SRO Observatory, Auberry, CA          with T24 confirmation
I89 iTelescope Observatory, Nerpio, Spain                   with T7   confirmation
B82 Maidbronn, Germany                                                           observation

Minor Planet Ephemeris Service: Query Results:

2015 PC62

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Epoch 2015 Aug. 26.0 TT = JDT 2457260.5                 MPC
M  26.74029              (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.20937069     Peri.   13.16505     +0.77565431     +0.60559074             T = 2457132.78257 JDT
a   2.8088301      Node   308.12222     -0.59762460     +0.61408129             q =     2.3690937
e   0.1565550      Incl.   13.06375     -0.20299072     +0.50612649
P   4.71           H   16.6           G   0.15
From 62 observations 2015 Aug. 9-Oct. 13.  E-assumed.
 No residual file available.

Last observed on 2015 Oct. 13. Ephemeris below based on elements from MPEC 2015-T96.


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