Moss-Observatory [Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey]
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Ouka Obs

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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 (16.03.2017)
 
Comets4
281P / MOSS
C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)
C/2012 CH17 (MOSS)
P/2011 W2 (RINNER)
 
NEO5
2016 PM
2016 HX3
2013 YL2
2012 RM2
2011 VP12
 
Minor Planets
Designations found4107
Named objects0
Numbered objects0
Rediscoveries752
 
Worldwide MPC Rank32
Link to Minor Planet Discovery Sites
 
MOSS
 
04.03.2017 - MOSS audio presentation ! 
 Dr Al Grauer, an astrophysicist of the Catalina Sky Survey have made a short web and audio presentation of our MOSS project. See here:
https://www.spreaker.com/user/7967048/325-marrakech
 
 
28.02.2017 - 1000 observing night ! 
 During the night February 5-6 2017 the MOSS team have made his 1000 observing night since October 2011. During this periode the MOSS team have sent more than 1 millions of astrometric measurements to the Minor Planet Center (Boston).  
 
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. 
 
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