Discovering Asteroids - Part One in an Eight Part Series
How Hard Can It Be?
Articles by Norman Falla - UK
This is the first of a series of articles in which Norman Falla shows us how amateur astronomers, using the itelescope.net equipment, can discover asteroids.
My aim in this article is to give an overall introduction to what is involved and then in subsequent articles to detail the various stages in the discovery process. This approach will have the advantage that it will be restricted to telescopes currently available to you at itelescope.net. It will also include details of some of the pitfalls that I encountered along the way and what you need to do to avoid them.
Lost, Found and Lost Again
The Old Discovery Rules
The Current Discovery Rules
Can you still discover asteroids at iTelescope.Net?
Can you detect Near Earth Objects (NEO’s) at itelescope.net?
Discovering Asteroids at itelescope.net: Part 1-Introduction
Thanks - Norman Falla