Discoveries on 2010

2010 ER45 and 2010 EW65

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has assigned on March 16, 2010 a new discovery. The asteroid 2010 ER45 was discovered in images taken during the early hours of March 14 and confirmed by the author in new observations the next night. On 6 March, the MPC announced that 2010 ER45 is the asteroid 1997 GF28 with two oppositions. Main designation for 2010 ER45 remains.

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has assigned on March 17, 2010 a new discovery. The asteroid 2010 EW65 was discovered in images taken during the early hours of March 15 and confirmed by the author in new observations the next night. On 6 March, the MPC announced that 2010 EW65 is the asteroid 2002 GR145 with four oppositions. The main designation is for 2002 GR145.

Asteroid 2010 BR3

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has assigned on January  22, 2010 a new discovery. The asteroid 2010 BR3 was discovered in images taken during the early hours of January 21 and confirmed by the author in new observations the next night. On 2 February, the MPC announced that 2010 BR3 is the asteroid 2006 AX27 with three oppositions. The main designation is for 2006 AX27.

Discoveries on September: 2010 RF44 - 2010 RC53 - 2010 RQ75 - 2010 RZ109 - 2010 RA148 - 2010 SZ11 - 2010 SF13

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has assigned on September 10, 2010 two new discoveries: 2010 RF44 and 2010 RC53 in 20.5 magnitude, which were found in images taken the same night of 5 to 6 September and confirmed by the author in new observations on September 7 and 10, respectively.

The MPC has assigned on September 12, 2010 a new discovery: 2010 RQ75 in 21.6 magnitude,  found in images taken on September 9 and confirmed by the author in observations on September 10. It is a Mars-crossing asteroid.

The MPC has assigned on September 16, 2010 a new discovery: 2010 RZ109 in 20,9 magnitude,  found in images taken on September 14 and confirmed by the author in new observations on September 15. On October 2 the MPC has announced that 2010 RZ109 is the asteroid 2003 UE225 with four oppositions. Main designation for 2010 RZ109 remains.

The MPC has assigned on September 21, 2010 a new discovery: 2010 RA148 in 20,9 magnitude,  found in images taken on September 15 and no confirmed by the author but another observatory. After many days, has not yet calculated the orbit for this asteroid because it was unable to recover a third night and it is lost.

The MPC has assigned on September 22, 2010 a new discovery: 2010 SZ11 in 21,7 magnitude,  found in images taken on September 19 and confirmed by the author in new observations on September 20 when the gibbous Moon lit up the sky.

The MPC has assigned on September 30, 2010 a new discovery: 2010 SF13 in 20,3 magnitude,  found in images taken on September 26 and confirmed by the author in new observations on September 28 when the waning Moon lit up the sky.







































Discoveries on December: asteroids 2010 XK56 and 2010 XU60

The MPC has assigned on December 14, 2010 a new Main-belt asteroid: 2010 XU60 in 19.9 magnitude, found in images taken on December 10 and confirmed by my friend Ramon Naves, from MPC 213, Montcabrer (Barcelona). On January 21, 2011 the MPC has found it three oppositions. Absolute magnitude (H) = 16.8

The MPC has assigned on December 12, 2010 a new Main-belt asteroid: 2010 XK56 in 19.9 magnitude, found in images taken on December 10 and confirmed by my friend Ramon Naves, from MPC 213, Montcabrer (Barcelona). Absolute magnitude (H) = 16