Re: [guide-user] 2012 LZ1 mag errros

Bill J Gray Jun 16, 2012

Hi Ben,

I'm not having any success at replicating this either.

When you right-click on 2012 LZ1 and ask for "more info", what do you see?
If you can save the remarks to a file and e-mail that to me (or post it on-list),
that would probably help. My first thought was that there might be some sort
of epoch problem. But the default epoch for MPCORB right now is 2012 Mar 14,
and the intervening perturbations are not enough to seriously distort 2010 LZ1
(which isn't really all that especially close to us anyway, so it's not
surprising that perturbations don't matter all that much.)

Are the positions and distances you see in roughly the right ballpark? (If it's
in the right place, but still shows up faint, then I have to wonder if the
absolute magnitude data is getting mangled somewhere.)

-- Bill