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(65803) Didymos - 24.10.2022 at 04.30 - 24.10.2022 at 04.40 Tampere Observation number 110241

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Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

This famous asteroid that participated in the collision experiment finally rose far enough north that I could attempt to photograph it.
The amateurs had also photographed the tail caused by the collision, so I hoped that I would succeed in that as well.
Well, in the raw pictures, you couldn't see anything at all, but in the stacked picture, a thin tail is visible.

Actually, the asteroid orbiting Didymo, officially named S/2003 (65803) 1, is the source of the tail, but let the observation go by the name of the main asteroid.


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  • Observation target
    • Asteroid
  • Name of the observation target
    • (65803) Didymos
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C8 @1100mm (Optec 0.5x reducer), SXV-694, 4x2m R

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