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Tracking Asteroids and Comets!

It is fun to look for and track known asteroids and comets.  This page links you to image sets.  In some cases, the objects are in the images.  In other cases, the telescope may not have been pointed at exactly the right place in the sky to find the asteroid.  Also included here are image sets of a patch of the sky.   Use these to look for asteroids.  If you find one, try to figure out if it is a known asteroid. 

All these images were taken with the University of Chicago, Yerkes Observatory's 24 inch telescope (F/13.5) and the Near and Far Sciences for Illinois, SKYWatch, Apogee-CCD camera AP7p, 512 by 512, 24 micron pixels.


Asteroids and Comets

Junichi *July 12, 2000* *July 12, 2000*

Juno *August 7, 2000*

Comet Linear S4 *June 23, 2000* *July 7, 2000* *July 24, 2000*

mandeville12345bx02jul2000.jpg (5556 bytes) Mandeville *July 2, 2000*

mireille000712name.jpg (10471 bytes)594 Mireille *July 7, 2000* *July 12, 2000* *August 8, 2000* *August 9, 2000* *August 11, 2000*

582 Olympia *July 2, 2000* *August 8, 9, 10, 2000*

16 Psyche *January 9, 2001* *January 11, 2001* *January 12, 2001* (Taken at the request of Alex and Brandon of Daniel Boone School in Chicago)

Sappho *June 28, 2000*

Vesta *July 25, 2000*


Looking for....and not finding... Asteroids and Comets

Search for Euphrosyne 31*January 6, 2001*


Just Plain Searching

Patch of Sky *September 27, 2000*


Questions? Contact Vivian Hoette, vhoette@hale.yerkes.uchicago.eduastroline.jpg (9796 bytes)
01/15/2001

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