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16 Psyche - 22.2.2022 at 22.00 - 22.2.2022 at 23.59 Tampere Observation number 104707

Visibility II / V

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

16 The Psyche asteroid was selected as the subject of a series of shots because in August of this year, NASA plans to send a Psyche spacecraft to explore this interesting 'iron' celestial body.
The sonar is scheduled to arrive in 2026.

The asteroid's spin time is about 4 hours, so in three hours I couldn't see the whole lap. On top of all that, at midnight, I experienced an unfortunate technical problem that shows up as missing data on the curve.
Edit: changed curve now made with Tycho

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  • Observation target
    • Asteroid
  • Name of the observation target
    • 16 Psyche
Technical information

C8 @ 1100mm, SXV-694, 250 x 10 s, G

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