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56461 small cropped

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2016 Bruce Van Deventer

56461 small cropped

Main-belt asteroid 56461 (2000 GX96) Discovered 2000-Apr-06 by LINEAR at Socorro. Taken using a Canon D6 unmodified, 300 sec, two stacked images at the times shown. Telescope is a Meade 10" LX-200 ACF f/10 on an Orion Atlas Pro mount, guided. V mag is about 16.8. For this asteriod, H is about 13.9, implying a diameter between 3 and 9 km. This is cropped down to about 1/2 x 1/2 of the full frame.






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