posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:33 PM
reply to post by antar
I wish NASA echo JPL was up... echo.jpl.nasa.gov...
To my best knowledge (which is not complete in any way about astronomy and astrometrics) the "TU" in 2007TU24 is standard within the "unnumbered
object list" (new stuff found) letters and digits are assigned in alpha-numeric progressions until the IAF (I believe) assigns permanent numbers.
But I did find something for 32-bits Windows CCD astronomy people for next time and it's the right price... the hardware is expensive enough as it
is... check the dosh on an 8" Celestron. Not the sort of thing you can get at a flea-market or Wal-Mart.
From the Astrometrica site:
"When you can measure what you are speaking about,
and express it in numbers, you know something about it;
but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers,
your knowledge of it is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind:
it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely,
in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science."
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin of Largs (1824-1907)
Astrometrica software link
Still nothing from NEODys. I suspect there may not be another data computation before the event... they are likely kinda busy. LOL. I'll keep