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I have an asteroid moving through my Flame-Horsehead image

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#1 RickDarden

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:07 PM

Hi All,

 

I don't post much but I have an image I took on 12-1-18 of the Flame-Horsehead region and there is an object moving through the image. I am sure it is an asteroid and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify it or direct me to where I could find out.

 

I attached the image and it is half way between Alntiak and the Flame and just left of center. It changes from white to red to green to blue due to filter changes. The duration of the image was around 2 hours. Taken from Key Largo, FL.

 

Anyone got any insight for me?

 

Rick Darden.

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#2 RickDarden

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

After posting, I see the image does not show it due to having to step down the quality to attach. I will repost the image when I can attach a link for a higher res image. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:18 PM

Well, all I know is that I like-button.jpg , like-button.jpg , like-button.jpg the image in Post #1! Quite the beauty!



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:35 PM

Vermin of the sky.  Always spoiling pretty pictures!

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:37 PM

The asteroid Eleonora was near to that position on December 1. It's a fairly bright and large asteroid, magnitude 10.2 and about 155 kilometers in size.

 

This information comes from SkySafari Pro and below is a screen shot of where the object was at just after 12 midnight (PST) on the morning of Dec. 2.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

 

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#7 Cirus

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:50 PM

Talk about a photo bomber!

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

Here's a plot of Eleonora with a more accurate orientation and showing its path over 24 hours ... nice image and catch!

 

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