Asteroid Observations with NCSFCT’s AZT-8 Telescope

TitleAsteroid Observations with NCSFCT’s AZT-8 Telescope
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKozhukhov, OM, Maigurova, NV
Short TitleSci. innov.
SectionScientific Framework of Innovation Activities
The asteroid observations of the small Solar System bodies were carried out with the AZT-8 telescope (D=0.7 m, f/4) of the National Center of Space Facilities Control and Testing (NCSFCT) during 2010-2013. The telescope is located near Yevpatoria, the observatory code according IAU is B17. The observational program included perturbed main belt asteroids and NEO’s for the GAIA FUN-SSO Company. The MPC database contains more than 4500 asteroids positions and magnitudes obtained during this period at AZT-8 telescope. The article presents analysis of the positional accuracy of B17 observations obtained from the comparison with the JPL HORIZONS ephemeris, and data from AstDyS-2 and NEODyS-2 web services.
Keywordsasteroids, NEA, positional optical observations