Moss-Observatory [Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey]
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The Oukaïmeden Observatory (J43) is located
in the Atlas mountains (Morocco) at an elevation of 2750m

A remote 0.50m telescope is in operation since October 2011.
A team of international amateur astronomers are conducting a survey of
small solar system bodies in the course of the "Morocco Oukaïmeden Sky Survey" (MOSS).
 
Discoveries at J43 - MOSS (02.05.2016)
 
Comets4
281P / MOSS
C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)
C/2012 CH17 (MOSS)
P/2011 W2 (RINNER)
 
NEO4
2016 HX3
2013 YL2
2012 RM2
2011 VP12
 
Minor Planets
Designations found2805
Named objects0
Numbered objects0
Rediscoveries562
 
Worldwide MPC Rank42
Link to Minor Planet Discovery Sites
 
MOSS
 
30.04.2016 - One more new NEO discovered 
 The fourth NEO - indentified as 2016 HX3 - has been discovered by MOSS team. This new object have the following orbits elements: a=1.49 / e=0.18 / i=5.5 / H=21.2. 
 
18.07.2015 - Info about EWASS 2015 
 Benkhaldoun Zouhair, gives a Talk at EWASS 2015, held at TENERIFE from 23 to 27 Jun 2015 and gives somme updates from MOSS project See ppt presentation here  
 
18.01.2015 - First Oukaimeden asteroids numbered 
 On 2015 January 14 the Minor Planet Center has numbered the first asteroids discovered by MOSS team: (420478)2012 EQ1, (421365)2013 TE129 and (421400)2013 VD14. The last two of them are Jupiter Trojans. 
 
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