May 29th, 2006

Asmodeus

New Asteroids List (Cycle #24) - [final]

cleaned up Hopper Asteroids list removing duplicates, &c. to drive this to 1316 i need 59 asteroids: 1257+59=1316. here's preliminary list:

UPDATE [30-May|05:02am] :: removed ARENDA, REINMUTHIA, JAMES BOND & WIGEON = replaced with PATRICIANN, CARESTIA, HELVETIA & ELPIS.

UPDATE [30-May|02:18pm] :: asteroids FRANKE, ARISTIDES & APHRODITE removed; replaced with GRB 060218, Comet Pojmanski & Nebula NGC 6751. list finalized.

UPDATE [31-May|07:47am] :: oh, goody. forgot asteroid GORDONIA is already listed — mighty APHRODITE back on the list.

UPDATE [31-May|09:04am] :: even better. #43844-ROWLING kicks off LARRY.

UPDATE [31-May|09:30am] :: oh, bother! i need more coffee, GORDONIA is not already listed. hmmm. WIGEON returns & ISRAEL & TAIWAN removed. LANGLEY should stay since they're the Department of Mysteries in the Ministry of Magic.

UPDATE [03-Jun|07:18am] :: title for post originally "New Asteroids List (Cycle #23)" because i thought i'd update Cycle #23 transits. however, by the time i completed everything it was Cycle #24. so Cycle #23 wasn't updated.

2006 Hurricane Names (16)

050827 001698-Christophe       1 ge  7'23.4352   0.1522743   20°48'20.6846    3.001524685
050827 030852-Debye           29 cn 22'11.7874   0.4331717   20°42'39.5049    3.177616744
050827 039699-Ernestocorte    18 vi 59'16.2064   0.3761069    4°14'29.2920    3.862905428
050827 000305-Gordonia        13 vi 51' 2.9427   0.4271833    4°23' 2.8496    3.729030196
050827 000101-Helena          21 pi  8' 8.5310  -0.2051336   -3°27' 9.2724    1.236712635
050827 008000-Isaac Newton    11 vi 41'23.2548   0.3473043   10°18'19.3138    4.285494675
050827 005418-Joyce           23 sc 26'34.1954   0.1579679   -2°34' 8.1555    3.923348333
050827 019589-Kirkland        11 vi 56'24.5961   0.4194615    4°33'53.5481    3.663450802
050827 020861-Lesliebeh       11 le 20' 2.2802   0.4366477   17°26'16.0443    3.430916923
050827 001348-Michel           6 pi  5' 9.4728  -0.2189747  -17°47'23.8929    1.999426961
050827 012762-Nadiavittor      4 cn 54'11.5114   0.3001691   29°54'24.3381    3.339254145
050827 012258-Oscarwilde      11 vi 10'20.9645   0.4670557    5°31'52.5519    3.446173803
050827 000436-Patricia        16 sc 32'24.5706   0.2385311  -32°49'50.9582    3.521993201
050827 001760-Sandra          27 le 11'52.9746   0.4002611    6°31'38.2698    3.920769070
050827 000924-Toni             2 ge 23'29.2684   0.2417949   11°32'17.2882    2.256208295
050827 004826-Wilhelms        28 le 44'22.9631   0.4044831   25°47' 9.0484    3.784468137

Memoria (5)

050827 000598-Octavia          3 cn 26'21.1513   0.4222542   19°14'56.0085    2.503093242
050827 000674-Rachele         11 li 36'37.0766   0.3703928    1° 7'45.3616    3.678412607
050827 010195-Nebraska        26 sa 14' 2.8947   0.0958066  -41°35'25.4557    2.128856518
050827 016113-Ahmed            0 le 13'25.4206   0.3554711   18°43'36.1195    3.762195364
050827 000323-Brucia          26 ge 22' 4.6770   0.5620467    5°50'17.4254    1.747799108

NASA (3)

050827 001862-Apollo          18 li 53'46.5650   0.7043711  -11°35'13.1766    0.885152478
050827 006469-Armstrong        9 cp 22'50.6368   0.1720534  -19°20'30.8483    0.988807735
050827 006470-Aldrin          11 sc 41'25.1257   0.3285096  -15° 8' 5.4074    2.770136934
050827 030440-Larry            4 sa 42'56.9685   0.3036461  -22°37'44.5782    2.187267160

People & Places (14)

050827 011122-Eliscolombini   18 le 50' 0.4922   0.5142976   15°13'30.8701    3.160734229
050827 039415-Janeausten      11 ta 10' 8.3560   0.0147622   12°35'22.3812    3.382989163
050827 005410-Spivakov         0 cp 20'24.3268   0.0068037  -20°35'57.0016    3.232201934
050827 001969-Alain           12 le 20'56.7169   0.3946160   14°40'15.5992    3.795044159
050827 001502-Arenda          29 pi 13' 5.5523  -0.1712509    2°49'26.4611    1.910984292
050827 001968-Mehltretter      6 sc 25'22.6515   0.3988742  -12°44'32.1824    2.744013220
050827 001111-Reinmuthia      23 li 37'13.0863   0.3037744   -6° 7' 3.5437    3.808009024
050827 002169-Taiwan           1 pi  7' 6.5555  -0.2160153  -13°16'50.1314    1.792465965
050827 003866-Langley         23 vi  1'33.7048   0.2962104    0°53'44.7158    4.680013565
050827 002824-Franke          22 vi 58'39.3853   0.3994399    1° 6'42.8794    3.681537775
050827 003979-Brorsen          9 ge 27'52.4050   0.2114642   24°42'54.0273    2.915650475
050827 000852-Wladilena        0 le  1'31.6056   0.3652744   37°44'23.0415    3.654416896
050827 009007-James Bond       7 sc 14'51.5817   0.3119925  -11°45'24.7577    3.094586243
050827 002319-Aristides       24 ta  0' 1.8799   0.1733669   15°26'46.9558    2.252907043
050827 023257-Denny           12 vi 55' 2.6047   0.4394974    4°19' 8.5835    3.580408788
050827 000858-El Djezair       2 sc 43'31.1385   0.3893329  -10°33'26.2912    2.907561679
050827 000536-Merapi          22 ge  8'31.7744   0.2172075   25°11'40.8649    3.525586446
050827 004036-Whitehouse      12 le 39'17.8265   0.4773982   15° 9'18.5053    3.298072365
050827 001919-Clemence        22 li 12' 8.5046   0.5084498  -19°13'38.4413    2.564338429
050827 007854-Laotse          12 le 55'30.6344   0.4600077   17°20'51.9064    3.245839023
050827 007507-Israel          22 vi 58'25.5797   0.4182738    0°11'32.1298    3.540806753

Herbs, Food, Animals, Mythology (9)

050827 008440-Wigeon          15 ta 10'35.3341   0.1037745   25°29'56.5511    2.085344516
050827 000476-Hedwig          12 ta  0'47.6846   0.0786970   28°32'38.8436    2.093936710
050827 000643-Scheherezade    11 ar 44'25.5860  -0.1089376   20°27' 7.4738    2.649371949
050827 000518-Halawe          27 cn 21' 8.6134   0.3437822   15°28'32.3283    3.675482893
050827 007172-Multatuli       10 ar 55' 7.6589  -0.1309896   -0° 8'50.3529    1.835570365
050827 000973-Aralia           6 cp 53'15.8563  -0.0115202  -39°37'32.7487    2.877266480
050827 001511-Dalera          24 cp 31'41.0481  -0.0879107  -25°43'29.1380    1.650340178
050827 001388-Aphrodite       15 le 13'54.5568   0.3412503   24°18'22.2334    4.229198752
050827 000344-Desiderata       3 ge 57'49.3976   0.1572924   18°44'36.5394    2.503626374

Galaxies, Flybys & Whatnot (7)

------ --na---CigarGalaxy-M82 29 ca 04'17.0000   ---------   69°40'43.0000    -----------
660630 --na---1996 PW         16 vi 52'45.0000   ---------   16°47'34.8000   52.425167873
060306 023187-2000 PN9        25 ar 26'22.7752  27.1873902   20° 3'14.5188    0.020340588
060606 --na---Comet 73P(C)    12 ar 20'51.0000   ---------   -8°55'17.9000    0.939143239 (Sun)
060218 --na---GRB 060218      22 ta 24'30.0000   ---------   16°52'02.6000    -----------
060101 --na---Comet Pojmanski 28 cp 02'26.0000   ---------  -68°36'05.0000    -----------
------ --na---NGC 6751        17 cp 06'41.0000   ---------   -5°59'31.9000    -----------

Revisions (5)

050827 077696-Patriciann      14 li 26' 6.1152   0.2925651   -1°23'49.5640    4.233303657
050827 003578-Carestia         6 vi 10'25.6541   0.2982501   -3°19'27.8462    4.856616660
050827 113390-Helvetia        14 sa 51' 1.4742   0.3455608  -24°30'53.5298    1.388345311
050827 000059 Elpis           14 vi 42'17.4841   0.3789938    5°46'51.9758    3.960898814
050827 043844 Rowling         13 li 35'24.7124   0.3225323   -1°32'21.8538    3.902810957
Asmodeus

Sunspot #890

SUNSPOT WATCH: (spaceweather.com) ~ The Sun has a rash—and it's getting worse. Small sunspots are popping up everywhere. The latest is active region 890, the second new sunspot in as many days. What's next?

 • SEC Solar Region Summary

DA VINCI GLOW: (spaceweather.com) ~ Look west at the sunset tonight, behold the crescent Moon, and think of Leonardo Da Vinci. Almost 500 years ago, the Renaissance master solved an ancient mystery: What is that strange glow between the horns of the crescent? The mysterious glow, Da Vinci realized, is sunlight reflected from Earth onto the Moon: diagram. Now we call it "Earthshine" or better yet the "Da Vinci glow." Bask in it tonight: sky map. more images: from Richard Bell of Kalamazoo, Michigan; from P-M Hedén of Vallentuna, Sweden; from Dennis Mammana of Borrego Springs, California. see: Da Vinci's sketch of Earthshine in 1510 vs. amateur astronomer Riccardo Di Nasso's photo of Earthshine in 2006.