April 21st, 2007

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6R10DB9



Last September, when a tiny asteroid drifted into Earth’s vicinity, our planet’s gravity captured it. The meter-size object, designated 6R10DB9, is now making its third wide swing around Earth [...] “Certainly 6R10DB9, with a geocentric eccentricity less than 1, is currently orbiting the Earth ,” says Gareth V. Williams of the Minor Planet Center, “although it will leave the Earth-Moon system after next June’s perigee.” Williams’s calculations show that prior to capture 6R10DB9 was in a low-inclination orbit around the Sun with a period of about 11 months. That’s typical of the paths followed by spent rocket boosters left over from space missions of the 1960s and 70s. But if 6R10DB9 is the hollow shell of a spent spacecraft, it would be vulnerable to solar radiation pressure and exhibit noticeable changes in its orbit. Bill J. Gray of Project Pluto has analyzed 111 positional measurements made at eight observatories, including those of amateur astronomers James McGaha in Tucson, Arizona, and Peter Birtwhistle near Swindon, England. Gray finds that 6R10DB9 is behaving more like a rocky body than space junk. “I hate to say this, because it seems so implausible,” Gray comments, “but this looks a heck of a lot like a natural object” [...] When 6R10DB9 makes its final and closest pass in June, “threading the needle” and dipping just inside the Moon’s orbit, astronomers will get their best view of it for years to come. Spectroscopic studies with large telescopes, for example, could help to reveal its true nature.[+]

HORIZONS System News | Mar 23, 2007 :: Recent updates to Earth orbiting mystery objects NEOCP 6R10DB9 and NEOCP 6Q0B44E. 6Q0B44E is thought to be man-made, 6R10DB9 is currently ambiguous, but leaning toward natural. [+]

Goldstone Asteroid Schedule :: 6R10DB9 - Comes within 0.7 lunar distances on June 14. [+]


if i calculated this correctly, 14-Sep-2006 discovery at Pisces 15º55".
Sabian Symbol :: Pisces 16° In the sacred quiet and afternoon half-lights of the museum a young art student drinks in pure inspiration..


Ephemerides for long. 117.7510°E, lat. +34.0553°, alt. +264.0 m. at 00UT.

23-Apr :: 12CP17Rx | -42º27'28"
24-Apr :: 12CP00Rx | -43º54'19"
25-Apr :: 11CP42Rx | -45º18'32"
26-Apr :: 11CP23Rx | -46º40'20"
27-Apr :: 11CP03Rx | -47º59'59"
28-Apr :: 10CP42Rx | -49º17'41"
29-Apr :: 10CP19Rx | -50º33'40"
30-Apr :: 09CP55Rx | -51º48'10"
01-May :: 09CP30Rx | -53º1'23"
02-May :: 09CP03Rx | -54º13'32"
03-May :: 08CP34Rx | -55º24'50"
04-May :: 08CP03Rx | -56º35'27"
05-May :: 07CP29Rx | -57º45'33"
06-May :: 06CP51Rx | -58º55'19"
07-May :: 06CP10Rx | -60º4'51"
08-May :: 05CP24Rx | -61º14'17"
09-May :: 04CP33Rx | -62º23'40"
10-May :: 03CP35Rx | -63º33'3"
11-May :: 02CP28Rx | -64º42'22"
12-May :: 01CP12Rx | -65º51'33"
13-May :: 29SG45Rx | -67º0'25"
14-May :: 28SG04Rx | -68º8'44"
15-May :: 26SG08Rx | -69º16'10"
16-May :: 23SG53Rx | -70º22'17"
17-May :: 21SG17Rx | -71º26'36"
18-May :: 18SG16Rx | -72º28'33"
19-May :: 14SG48Rx | -73º27'28"
20-May :: 10SG48Rx | -74º22'35"
21-May :: 06SG13Rx | -75º13'0"
22-May :: 00SG59Rx | -75º57'36"
23-May :: 25SC03Rx | -76º35'3"
24-May :: 18SC25Rx | -77º3'46"
25-May :: 11SC08Rx | -77º21'57"
26-May :: 03SC20Rx | -77º27'42"
27-May :: 25LI11Rx | -77º19'11"
28-May :: 16LI57Rx | -76º54'48"
29-May :: 08LI55Rx | -76º13'21"
30-May :: 01LI16Rx | -75º13'52"
31-May :: 24VI11Rx | -73º55'33"
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found another one




quick chart for 6R10DB9's 14-June close approach to Earth. this is the first chart i did w/ basic time & some hypotheticals. pentagram: MARS » JUPITER » SUN-MOON » NEPTUNE » SATURN. durnit, don't have any more glenfiddich! i'll get a better chart up later.

Sun-Moon Exact Conjunction - Gemini 23°41"

MARS » PLUTO-POF » SUN-MOON » NEPTUNE » SATURN

Gemini 24° A group of carefree children, gaily dressed for their sport, are skating about smoothly on a backwoods pond.

 • 14-June @ 8:13:07.71 PM in Pomona, California (POF Day Formula)
 • 15-June @ 5:13:07.71 AM in Kigali, Rwanda (POF Day Formula)

Part of Fortune - Night Formula

Formulas to calcuate POF:

Day Births: Fortune = Ascendant + Moon - Sun
Night Births: Fortune = Ascendant + Sun - Moon

since Sun-Moon conj there's no significant difference between day/night POF for Pomona chart; POF remains at ASC (Astrodienst chart shows slight difference).

 • 14-June @ 8:13:07.71 PM in Pomona, California (POF Night Formula)
 • 14-June @ 4:13:07.71 AM in Greenwich, London (POF Night Formula)
 • The Lot or Part of Fortune, Robert Hand
 • Interpreting The Dharma Point / Part of Fortune, Moses Siregar

Vertex for Pomona, Kigali & Greenwich

 • Pomona (N. Hemisphere) = 09LE35'17" conj Venus 08LE53'34" :: Leo 10° Everywhere there is a sparkle and nature is revealed in pastel colors; the early morning dew salutes the sunlight.

 • Kigali (S. Hemisphere) = 25VI14'39" :: Virgo 26° A highly ritualistic service is in process; officiating priests are automatons, a boy with a censer is rapt-eyed.

 • Greenwich (Prime Meridian) = 03SC16'59" :: ScorpioIn an old-fashioned candle lighting service a youth gains for the first time a sense of the great other world.

Conjunctions

070615 Eris            21 ar 27'57.1075   0.0056189   -4°43'22.3126
070615 1992 QB1        22 ar  9'16.5649   0.0152700    9°21'36.9756
070615 Mars            22 ar 52'15.8163   0.7360392    7°29'32.1284

070615 Pholus           4 sa 25'21.0998  -0.0394799   -0° 0'11.8282
070615 Vesta            5 sa 15'14.4423  -0.2005067  -14°38'11.7942

070615 Pallas          18 pi 20' 7.8492   0.1003546   10°40'13.5341
070615 Uranus          18 pi 39'47.1112   0.0069454   -5°11'57.0105