#AsteroidSearchBN Provisional Discoveries

Congratulations to these Brunei citizen scientists on their Provisional discoveries from the previous Asteroid Search campaigns by the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC). The provisional detections have a new designation listed in the first column of the table below.

A preliminary detection is the first, original observation of a new asteroid. The asteroid must be observed a second time within the next 7-10 days. If it is, then the detection is changed to provisional status by the Minor Planet Center (MPC). Asteroids with provisional status are maintained in the MPC database for many years, until there have been a sufficient number of observations to fully determine the orbit. That process typically takes 6-10 years, at which point the asteroid is numbered and cataloged by the International Astronomical Union. Numbered asteroids can be named by their citizen scientist discoverers.

ProvisionalOrbit Parameter# ObjectCitizen ScientistsTeamLocationStatusDateLinkedCampaign
2021 RE43https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/sbdb_lookup.html#/?sstr=2021%20RE43P11kIVUH. Ali Ahmad, M. Jamil, S. Jumpo, S. BhattaraiThe Astronomical Society of Brunei DarussalamNepalProvisional09-SEP-2021PAB00142021 September Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
2021 TG71https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/sbdb_lookup.html#/?sstr=2021%20TG71P11m9ltS. Anom, A. Abdullah, H. Aqim, M. Othman, T. Malik, I. RahmanPanglima BruneiNepalProvisional03-OCT-2021PGA00022021 October Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
2021 TT40https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/sbdb_lookup.html#/?sstr=2021%20TT40P11m9ezR. Rosli, J. Yacob, I. Ayob, N. AbidinSemaun BruneiNepalProvisional03-OCT-2021SEM00092021 October Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign

Source: International Asteroid Search Collaboration (IASC)

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