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About this Object

Object Name:

Asteroid Trail in Centaurus

Position (J2000):

R.A. 14h 28m 08.74m
Dec. -62° 45' 43.20"

Constellation:

Centaurus

Dimensions:

The image is 2.7 arcminutes on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

April 6, 1994

Exposure Time:

33 minutes

Filters:

Red: F814W(I); Green: F814W + F606W; Blue: F606W(Wide V)

Principal Astronomers:

E. J. Groth (Princeton) and collaborators

About the Asteroid

Asteroid Designation

u2805m01t4

Asteroid Magnitude:

18.7

Asteroid Trail Length:

19 arcseconds

Asteroid Diameter:

1.25 miles (2 kilometers)

Asteroid Distances:

The asteroid is 87 million miles (0.93 A.U.) from Earth. It is 156 million miles (1.68 A.U.) from the Sun. (See press release by Evans and Stapelfeldt)

Principal Astronomers:

R. Evans, K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Lab) and collaborators.

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

March 4, 1999 12:00pm ET

Orientation/Scale:

North is 70° CCW from up. East is to the left of North.