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Where is Don Quixote ?
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Where is Don Quixote ?

Where is Don Quixote ?, 



    
        

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Where is Don Quixote ?

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 24, 2014
Frames:
31×60(31′)
Integration:
31′
Avg. Moon age:
2.69 days
Avg. Moon phase:
7.99%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 523505

RA center: 10h28m19s.9

DEC center: +28°5114

Orientation: -179.999 degrees

Field radius: 0.156 degrees

Resolution: 1035x842

File size: 459.2 KB

Locations: Pic du Midi, Pyrénées, French Pyrénées, France

Description

Asteroid (3552) Don Quixote (1983 SA) is hidden somewhere in the image, can you find it ??

Very faint, magnitude is close to 22 !

It is a Near Earth Object (Amor) Mars&Jupiter-crossing asteroid, 18.4 km in diameter, with a rotation period of 7.7 h. It has a highly inclined comet-like orbit that leads to frequent perturbations by Jupiter. Due to its comet-like orbit and albedo, Don Quixote is suspected to be an extinct comet.

A image is at the T60 telescope, Pic du Midi.

B image is the field of view in Aladin (SDSS9) and position of Don Quixote according to Skybot.

C image marks the possible detection of the asteroid

D image is the animation of B and C

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    B
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    C
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    D

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