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2397 Lappajärvi - 24.2.2019 at 23.59 Tampere Observation number 81410

Visibility II / V

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

With few sites in the spring sky, I decided to continue the Suomi100 asterody project.

This became item # 11.

I couldn't find a Finnish wiki page in Lappajärvi, but it was Swedish.
About the Lappajärvi asteroid :
The asteroid was discovered by Yrjö Väisälä on February 22, 1938.
It orbits a track with the outermost point being 2.5 AU and the nearest 3.6 AU.
The asteroid is 16 km in size and has an albedo of 0.26 and a spin time of 9 hours. Rotation time 5.42 years.

The second brightest (about mag 12.1) asteroid in the picture is 65 Cybele.
About the asteroid Cybele :
It orbits a track with the outermost point being 3.0 AU and the nearest 3.8 AU.
The asteroid is 237 km in size and has an albedo of 0.071. Rotation time 6.36 years.


Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Asteroid
  • Name of the observation target
    • 2397 Lappajärvi
    • Heikosti näkyvä
Technical information

TS80 Triplet, 0.8x Reducer, SXV-694, 15 x 1 min

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