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Astrometric results of NEOs observed from Great Shefford can be found listed on the NEODYS J95 page.

A total of 4,388 positions of NEOs were obtained with the original 12" telescope and submitted to the Minor Planet Center in the first three years of operation, from 10 June 2002 - 23 June 2005.

First results with the 16" telescope were achieved on 27 June 2005 and the total number of NEO positions reported using both telescopes passed 21,250 by January 2017.

Contributions from Great Shefford have been published in the IAU Circulars and in the Minor Planet Center's Electronic Circulars (number of circulars in each year)

Work from Great Shefford has been published or referenced in the following papers:

Pastorello, A., Valenti, S., Zampieri, L., Navasardyan, H., Taubenberger, S., Smartt, S. J., Arkharov, A. A., Bärnbantner, O., Barwig, H., Benetti, S., Birtwhistle, P., Botticella, M. T., Cappellaro, E., Del Principe, M. and 20 colleagues (2009). "SN 2005cs in M51 - II. Complete evolution in the optical and the near-infrared" MNRAS, Volume 394, Issue 4, 2266–2282
Birtwhistle, P. (2009). "Lightcurves for Five Close Approach Asteroids" Minor Planet Bulletin Vol. 36, No. 4, p. 186-187 (7.6Mb download) MPB download index here.
Scheirich, P., Durech, J., Pravec, P., Kozubal, M., Dantowitz, R., Kaasalainen, M., Betzler, A. S., Beltrame, P., Muler, G., Birtwhistle, P., Kugel, F. (2010). "The shape and rotation of asteroid 2008 TC3" Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Volume 45, Issue 10-11, pages 1804–1811
Birtwhistle, P., Masiero, J. (2011). "Lightcurves for Six Close Approach Asteroids" Minor Planet Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 36-39 (7.0Mb download) MPB download index here.
Birtwhistle, P. (2011). "Lightcurves for Five Close Approach Asteroids" Minor Planet Bulletin Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 104-107 (10.1Mb download) MPB download index here.
Jenniskens P. et al. (2016). "Airborne Observations of an Asteroid Entry for High Fidelity Modeling: Space Debris Object WT1190F" AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2016), 4–8 Jan. 2016, San Diego, CA. Video of public talk on WT1190F reentry by Peter Jenniskens on youtube here.
Julio A. Fernández, Javier Licandro, Fernando Moreno, Andrea Sosa, Antonio Cabrera-Lavers, Julia de León, Peter Birtwhistle (2017). "Physical and dynamical properties of the anomalous comet 249P/LINEAR". Paper accepted in Icarus arXiv:1704.04639 [astro-ph.EP]

The discovery circumstances of the minor planets discovered from Great Shefford are listed here. 94 of these discoveries have been numbered as of January 2017.

Some images are available on the Comets, Minor planets and Gamma Ray Burster (GRB) pages on The Astronomer magazine web site.

Herbert Raab used images from Great Shefford for his 'Image of the Month' for Feb 2003 and Nov 2004 and also for asteroid (3184) Raab on the Astrometrica site.

Bill Allen's excellent Major News About Minor Objects site has included numerous images and snippets from Great Shefford.

A number of images from Great Shefford have been shared with Pepe Manteca (Observatorio de Begues, MPC code 170) on his interesting NEO & Comet web site that he maintains along with Rafael Ferrando of Observatorio Pla D'Arguines (code 941).

Statistics from the observing sessions undertaken at Great Shefford are updated monthly and listed here.


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