Unknown Asteroid

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Unknown Asteroid

#1 Post by DRatledge » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:37 pm

Spotted this in the corner of a recent image. Either an asteroid (or perhaps comet) at about magnitude 14.5.
Date: 27th Nov 2014 between 19:30 and 21:30 UT
RA 1h 4m 46s DEC +02 degrees 20' 11" (Current)

It was down in Cetus so not far from the ecliptic. By the speed of movement it is not way out.
The bright star is SAO 109653

Anybody got a good asteroid/comet database handy?
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Re: Unknown Asteroid

#2 Post by rwilkinson » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:15 pm

Using Cartes du Ciel loaded with the latest MPC asteroid database shows it to be 533 Sara
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Re: Unknown Asteroid

#3 Post by DRatledge » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:47 pm

Ross - many thanks. I should have guessed you would know.
I have never figured out how to get asteroids into The_Sky6 or, more accurately, get it to display them.
I wasn't far out on the magnitude though!

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