Serendipitously discovered asteroids

Esahubble_opo9810c_500

esahubble_opo9810c March 9th, 1998

Credit: R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and NASA/ESA

Here is an asteroid with a visual magnitude of 21.8 passing a galaxy in the constellation Leo. The trail is seen in two consecutive exposures, the first shown in blue and the second in red. This asteroid has a diameter of half a mile (0.8 kilometers), and was located 188 million miles from Earth and 233 million miles from the sun.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9810c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Asteroid Constellation Leo
Subject - General
Interplanetary Body » Asteroid

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
Esahubble_opo9810c_1280
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ID
opo9810c
Subject Category
E.2.3  
Subject Name
Asteroid, Constellation Leo
Credits
R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and NASA/ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9810c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V
Central Wavelength
814, 606
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
240.0, 240.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9810c
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:50:29+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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