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Comparing the results

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here a quick update of the next step of this Vulcanoidsearch-project:

Four people have taken pictures during the eclipse of the fields where possible Vulcanoids might reside (Landon Noll, Manfred Rudolf, Jean-Luc Dighaye and Harro Treur). At the moment we are exchanging our data to see if similarities appear.
Landon Noll is planning to write an official academic publication of this search. The other three were invited as co-writer.

Meanwhile, Karl Battams of the SOHO-team has provided us with processed high resolution images of the LASCO-C3-coronograph, taken on march 29th.

After a long search on the internet I just found out what the position of the SOHO-spacecraft was on E-day. With this information, we have an idea of the parallax to be expected (between 11' and 17' eastwards).

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RESULTS: 42 possible new objects found!

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Hello everyone,

It is 6 days ago now that the moon covered the sun. The eclipse was very well visible from my location in Turkey. This was the first time I experienced a real total eclipse. An utterly dramatical moment in my life.

I can announce that my part of the Vulcanoid search has been quite succesful. More than 40 unknown starlike objects i found on the pictures. Most of them are at the limit of visibility and therefore doubtful. But 5 objects are very certain (they appear in every frame) and another 12 are also well recognizable as stars. March 31st i posted my results to the Minor Planet Centre. This is the text i sent them:

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Searching for Vulcanoids article published in Sky & Telescope

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The Searching for Vulcanoids has been published in Sky & Telescope, Jan 2006, pp 87-89.

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Vulcanoid Search Article to appear in Sky & Telescope

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An article on Searching for Vulcanoids that will appear in the Jan 2006 issue Sky & Telescope, page 87.

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