Asteroid (4) Vesta

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Asteroid (4) Vesta

Postby SiriusDoggy » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:24 am

We had a great night out last night and I managed to gather more data for my Thor's Helmet project as well as some time on the Leo Triplet. In between filter changes on the Leo Triplet, I decided to make this animation video of (4) Vesta since it was close by.
Just a bit of info on (4) Vista, It is the second-largest asteroid, containing an estimated 9% of the mass of the entire asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
It was discovered in 1807 by Heinrich Olbers and was the 4th asteroid to be discovered which is the purpose of the (4) designation. The first three were Ceres, Pallas, and Juno.
It orbits the sun every 3.6 years with dimensions of about 550 km × 462 km
Its current estimated magnitude is 6.22 so very easy to spot from dark skies. As you can see, it's very bright compared to the surrounding stars.

Enjoy ~

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