Flagstaff Festival of Science 1999 - Asteroid Contest

Flagstaff Festival of Science 1999

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1999 Festival Asteroid - Malpais

Multiple exposure image
of the 1999 Festival Asteroid
(6370) 1984EY = Malpais
taken at the US Naval Observatory
Flagstaff Station in May 1999.
The asteroid images are the
four 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 (166 KB).

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