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MASTER: 2.5mag brightening of 2001 XQ2 asteroid

ATel #11089; S. Bodrov, V. Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy, T. Pogrosheva, V. Kornilov, D. Zimnukhov, V. Chazov, O. Gress, N. Budnev
on 25 Dec 2017; 18:43 UT
Credential Certification: Nataly Tyurina (tiurina@sai.msu.ru)

Subjects: Optical, Asteroid, Comet, Near-Earth Object

MASTER-Tunka auto-detection: 2.5mag brightening of 2001 XQ2

During usual survey at MASTER-Tunka observatory (2x 0.4-m f/2.5 reflector + CCD; Long. 103 04 02 E, Lat. 51 48 36 N, Alt. 680m, C94)
MASTER auto-detection system ( Lipunov et al., "MASTER Global Robotic Net",Advances in Astronomy, 2010, 30L ) detected known asteroid 2001 XQ2 at its position
(43606) 2001 XQ2 02 27 57.3 +42 38 51 19.4 0.0E 0.1N 1+ 38- 16o
but brighter on 2.5 magnitudes. The times, magnitudes and positions are the following:
M335LWI* C2017 12 24.65440 02 27 57.28 +42 38 45.6 16.8 R C94
M335LWI C2017 12 24.65590 02 27 57.28 +42 38 44.0 16.9 R C94
M335LWI C2017 12 24.65734 02 27 57.31 +42 38 42.8 16.9 R C94

The detection images will be available
http://master.sai.msu.ru/static/OT/MASTERXQ2.gif

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