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Asteroid Vesta - Animation, 



    
        

            Eric Coles (coles44)

Asteroid Vesta - Animation

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro Physics 305 mm f/3.8 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL 16200

Mounts: Planewave L-500 L-500

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro Physics 305 mm f/3.8 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

Software: Maxim DL 6 Pro  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Photoshop CS5

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2



Resolution: 900x1149

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

Description

It's nice to have a simple target like Asteroid Vesta during galaxy season and leading up to the full moon. Here is a four-hour animation.

This is the beginning of what the Wiki says about Vesta.

Vesta is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometres. It was discovered by the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers on 29 March 1807 and is named after Vesta, the virgin goddess of home and hearth from Roman mythology.

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Asteroid Vesta - Animation, 



    
        

            Eric Coles (coles44)