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Contains:  IC 1563, NGC 191
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Vesta Asteroid, 





    
        

            Wanni
Vesta Asteroid

Vesta Asteroid

Technical card

Resolution: 3171x2334

Dates:Sept. 29, 2015

Frames: 15x10" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 16.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.07%

Temperature: 8.00

Astrometry.net job: 795943

RA center: 0h 38' 42"

DEC center: -8° 54' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 143.573 degrees

Field radius: 0.407

Locations: Home Observatory, Syke, Niedersachsen, Germany

Description

The Asteroid Vesta is the brightest object in this scene.

With a diameter of 516 km, Vesta is the second largest Asteroid in the Asteroid Belt.
Mag. 5
The relative high brightness of Vesta is caused by it's very high albedo of 0.4

Remark: Vesta was discovered in 1807 by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers in Bremen.
( only 10 km distance from my place !)

B) : less aggressive background reduction to make NGC 191 visible (mag 14)
Unfortunately the plate-solving only worked in A) Original. NGC 191 was indicated there.

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Vesta Asteroid, 





    
        

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