SPACEWATCH® Recovery of Long-Lost Asteroid (719) Albert


Rediscovery images of (719) Albert on 2000 May 1, by SPACEWATCH® observer Jeff Larsen. The asteroid can be seen moving slowly to the upper-right near the center of each frame. Images were taken approximately 8 minutes apart, beginning around 4:47 UT. The cyan arrow points in the direction the asteroid is moving. Magnitudes are 21.6, 21.8, and 21.6 in the three images. (North is at top, and east is to the left.)

(719) Animation

Images taken by Jeffrey A. Larsen.

Animating the three images above shows the asteroid's motion against the background stars more easily. 
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