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Observation by Alan C Tough: Asteroid 6478 Gault with tail

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2019 Jan 16 - 17:02

Uploaded

2019 Jan 19 - 20:30

Objects

6478 Gault

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Constellation

Hydra

Field centre

RA: 10h48m
Dec: -12°43'
Position angle: +0°15'

Field size

0°12' × 0°07'

Equipment
  • iTelescope T32: Planewave 17" CDK
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Planewave Ascension 200HR mount
Exposure

Luminance = 300 seconds

Location

Remote: Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Target name

6478 Gault

Title

Asteroid 6478 Gault with tail

About this image

This is inner main belt asteroid (6478) Gault, sporting a comet-like tail!

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