(left) Arecibo radar observations reveal details of Comet 46P/Wirtanen, including the first definitive measurements of its size! (right) Additionally, using a bistatic configuration, where Arecibo emitted and the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia received, the team captured detailed radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220, a slow rotator first imaged by Arecibo in 2015. Find out more here!
The Planetary Radar Science group is a department of the Arecibo Observatory, which is an NSF facility operated under cooperative agreement by the University of Central Florida (UCF), Yang Enterprises, Inc. (YEI), and la Universidad Metropolitana (UMET). The Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar program is fully funded by NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations program.
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All observations in 2019 - most recent first
|H mag||Request Optical
|2016 AZ8||Jan 02-04||High-res Imaging||21.1||Y||Y||PHA, NHATS, period unknown|
|SURVEY NIGHT||Jan 09-10||Astrometry||All the things!|
|433 Eros||Jan 25-Feb 15||Imaging||10.5||Y||5.27-h period|
|2013 CW32||Feb 01-02||Imaging||21.9||Y||PHA, period unknown|
|SURVEY NIGHT||Feb 07-08||Astrometry||All the things!|
|455176 (1999 VF22)||Feb 19-21||Imaging||20.6||Y||PHA, period unknown||2015 EG||Mar 05-07||Imaging||25.7||Y||NHATS, 1.29-h period||88254 (2001 FM129)||Mar 13-14||Imaging||17.6||Y||PHA, period unknown|