Monthly Archives: January 2012

New comet C/2012 A2 (LINEAR)

C/2012 A2 (LINEAR) was discovered by the LINEAR survey on 2012, Jan. 15.41 with a 1.0-m f/2.15 reflector + CCD located near Socorro, New Mexico. It was subsequently placed on the NEO Confirmation Page, where other observatories (including me at … Continue reading

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(99942) Apophis observations

(99942) Apophis (formerly known as 2004 MN4) was discovered on 2004 Jun. 19 by R. Tucker, D. Tholen and F. Bernardi from Kitt Peak National Observatory, and observed just for a 1-day arc. On 2004 Dec. 18, in the normal … Continue reading

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