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Who has a good asteroid database for me? Stumbled across this object last night (see video). I've checked my satellite databases but cannot find a match. Could be an NEO. See attached MP4 below. 

First Frame

DATE-OBS = '2017-12-06T16:23:39' /YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss observation start, UT 
EXPTIME = 10.000000000000000 /Exposure time in seconds

Begins

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 34.4s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 40' 46" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 44.4s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 38' 12" 
Azimuth: 81° 11' 49" 
Altitude: +39° 08' 44" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 36s

Moves To

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 37.5s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 41' 12" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 47.5s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 38' 38" 
Azimuth: 81° 12' 47" 
Altitude: +39° 08' 20" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 39s

Second Frame

DATE-OBS = '2017-12-06T16:23:52' /YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss observation start, UT 
EXPTIME = 10.000000000000000 /Exposure time in seconds

Begins

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 38.8s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 41' 23" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 48.9s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 38' 49" 
Azimuth: 81° 13' 13" 
Altitude: +39° 08' 09" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 40s

Moves To

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 42.1s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 41' 44" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 52.1s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 39' 09" 
Azimuth: 81° 14' 08" 
Altitude: +39° 07' 39" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 43s

Third Frame

DATE-OBS = '2017-12-06T16:24:06' /YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss observation start, UT 
EXPTIME = 10.000000000000000 /Exposure time in seconds

Begins

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 43.2s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 41' 51" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 53.2s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 39' 16" 
Azimuth: 81° 14' 26" 
Altitude: +39° 07' 30" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 44s

Moves To

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 46.1s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 42' 10" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 56.1s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 39' 35" 
Azimuth: 81° 15' 16" 
Altitude: +39° 07' 04" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 47s

Fourth Frame

DATE-OBS = '2017-12-06T16:24:24' /YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss observation start, UT 
EXPTIME = 10.000000000000000 /Exposure time in seconds

Begins

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 48.9s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 42' 30" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 41m 59.0s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 39' 55" 
Azimuth: 81° 16' 06" 
Altitude: +39° 06' 39" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 50s

Moves To

RA (Topocentric): 07h 42m 52.5s 
Dec (Topocentric): -14° 42' 57" 
RA (2000.0): 07h 42m 02.5s 
Dec (2000.0): -14° 40' 22" 
Azimuth: 81° 17' 11" 
Altitude: +39° 06' 11" 
Hour Angle: -03h 29m 54s

Can someone match this, would be greatly appreciated. Note the planetary nebula at centre is NGC2438. FITs headers and images available if you want to have a go. 

Regards

Ray

NEO.mp4

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The Minor Planet Center's checker returns zero results. Satellites are returning zero results. FOV is about 15 arc minutes. 

Ray

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FOV: 15.79' x 11.89'
Resolution: 0.28"/pixel 
Area: 187.7 sq'    
Focal length: 3910mm 
Focal ratio: f/11.0

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Very nice catch Ray.  I would check out some of these amateur groups that look out for these things and get them to tell you what it is - they are experts in tagging these things.

Greg

 

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I've got the Smithsonian Institute looking into it and also The Royal Astronomical Society. Be interesting to see what comes of it. 

Ray

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