In less than a month of observation, we have already submitted more than 20 observations to the Minor Planet Center, or MPC, (asteroids 52768, 1984QY1, 913, 652, 3, 12…) confirming the potential of the eVscope to detect, but also to measure, accurately the location of an asteroid in the sky. The MPC will use our data to refine the orbit of those asteroids so in the future we can still find them. Keep in mind that because of the uncertainty on the location of an asteroid, it needs to be regularly observed to refine its orbit, that’s basically what we did with our citizen astronomers.
Asteroid 1998OR2 observed on April 24 from San Francisco, CA (V~11.7) observed with an eVscope from Franck Marchis on Vimeo.
Also, together with our network, we have measured the lightcurve of several asteroids, like Jubilatrix, Otila, Francis and Lemmelunda. Below some encouraging results taken from cities, so keep in mind that we are still improving our tools and we will probably get better lightcurves in the future.