# Speed of Jan 10, 2003 Moving Moon

I processed (only with the dark) a sum and a median image. I'm so glad to see on Jan 10 images the first undoubtful moving object! It is "A" on the Cunningham image [below] and it looks like an asteroid. I calculated the speed of "A" (Cunningham image) object.
horizontal speed : Vx ~= 0.001065 deg (Dec) = 7.94e-05 hour RA
vertical speed : Vy ~= 0.002662 deg (Dec)
It is too fast to be Planet X itself. Taking only the horizontal speed, the object would reach the next coordinate Dec for Jan 21 in almost in 1 day! And it moves up very quickly. Could be a moon or something else. Could be a NEO crossing the field. Now you must write to IAU, and then we can know if :
- it is an existing asteroid ?
- it is a new object!
You could rename Nibiru or one of its moon by your name, Steve! So it is very important to post this observation to IAU!
Pierre-Eric

If the asteroid/object was at 4 SunPluto then its speed is 1/888 the speed of light, slower than the speed of light, and assuming that it has 2 D motion. If it was a PX moon, then it’s too fast, would escape from PX.
Naji
I wrote to the IAU last month for the Dec 13-14, 2002 images. One of their people responded right away and we had several back and forth dialogues but the end result was that they would not acknowledge that they would, or could look at the images. He said they were too busy to look at every set of images people send in even though I did everything he asked and reported it in exactly as they detail to do on their site. This went on all day so he was taking the time to respond etc.

I reported the objects in the format they request, I emailed them the FITS files encoded as they request, I offered to send it through FTP, I gave him a link he could download them from and even as a last resort I sent a BMP with the objects circled with comparison DSS that he could just view by opening his email up. He even said with the BMP that he could not open that type of file (as far as I know he wouldn't even have to open it to see it as it's displayed with the email text) and told me not to send anymore images and that was the last response I got from him. So a big run around and I don't think they're going to acknowledge anything no matter what I send in!
Steve
It's silly excuse... When someone discover a supernovae you have very few time to observe it, and for an asteroid you have to track it as soon as possible not to loose it. The true reason, I think, is that it is unusual objects. But I think you should try with "A" object on Jan 10 images, because it is an obvious asteroid-like object, and they can't hesitate (noise or defects). It is a well known situation for them, so they can't find an excuse this time! (I have already seen images of an asteroid, is it just like that!). By the way, you should contact people who work on Near Earth Objects.
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/NEO/TheNEOPage.html
They can't play the game "we will see later..." when an asteroid is possibly coming to earth... it's their job to quick identify it!
Pierre-Eric