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nasa logoSince 2000 Tenagra Observatories has performed original research as well as sold telescope time to universities around the world.  As of January 1, 2015 Tenagra can no longer accept commercial customers.  It has received NASA grant #NNX15AE89G for a period of 3 years.  The accepted NASA proposal was to use the Tenagra telescopes for deep follow-up of newly discovered NEOs, follow-up of fast NEOs that may become lost and recovery of difficult to locate 1rst opposition NEO returns.

We graciously thank all the Tenagra customers for their support over the years.  Provided telescope time has generated hundreds of papers and observations (please see the list under the tab “About Michael Schwartz”.  We also thank NASA and our peer reviewers for deeming our current work worthy of greatly enhancing orbital information about NEOs as other, larger aperture sites continue to make increasingly more discoveries.

Tenagra would like to thank Dr. Paulo Holvorcem for his extreme dedication as a consultant over the last 15 years in writing ALL the software responsible for full robotic operation of telescopes, scheduling observations and other software contributions too numerous to list.  Dr. Holvorcem provides much of Tenagra’s software via license, including his celebrated system “SkySift” which is the brains behind real-time identification of moving objects while observations are made throughout the night.  Please visit Dr. Holvorcem’s website, http://sites.mpc.com.br/holvorcem/, to contact him and see packages you may wish to license for your installation.

Please address any questions about Tenagra’s operation through the information in the “Contact” tab.”

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/12/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/12/15UT. WX Mostly Clear. * Recoveries of one-opposition NEOs: 2013 WR44 2012 NP 2008 KW2 * Other targets: N007uis P10kYCr P10kYrQ ...
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OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/11/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/11/15UT. WX Clear. * Recoveries of one-opposition NEOs: 2012 NP 2010 XJ3 2008 KW2 * Other targets: WJ9C95A WJ9CA32 WJ9BC56 WJ9C13D ...
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OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/10/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/10/15UT. WX Clear. Recovery of one-opposition NEOs: 2010 XJ3 * Other targets: P10kX05 P10kY05 WJ2A1DF WJ9BC43 WJ29C52 WJ9BC94 WJ9BC56 e508b02 2015 ...
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OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/9/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/9/15UT. WX Clear. * Recoveries of one-opposition NEOs: 2010 XJ3 * Other targets: P10kY05 P10kY04 P10kVYW P10kX8t WJ9B284 S506491 P10kX05 WJ29C52 ...
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OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/8/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/8/15UT. WX Clear. * Recoveries of one-opposition NEOs: 2010 XJ3 * Other targets: SW40s9 P10kX8t P10kWZP WJ9B284 P10kXWg P10kVYW P10kX05 P10kXWk ...
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OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/7/15UT.

OBSERVING LIST FOR 5/7/15UT. WX Clear and Windy. * Recoveries of one-opposition NEOs: 2014 WF365 (recovered; 2nd night) 2014 WG365 (recovered; 2nd night) * ...
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