Flagstaff Festival of Science - Asteroid Contest

Flagstaff Festival of Science

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2000 Festival Asteroid - Quivira

Multiple exposure image
of the 2000 Festival Asteroid
(11831) 1984SF02 = Quivira
taken at the US Naval Observatory
Flagstaff Station in May 2000.
The asteroid images are the
four faint dots in a line near the center:
the four images were taken eight
minutes apart, and reveal the
asteroid's motion against the
background of distant stars.
Click on the image to see an animated
version of the same images, where the images
of the asteroid are more visible (387 KB).

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Last updated: 22 November 2000