Asteroids

Asteroid 861 Aida

I just did my second blind identification of a UFO in my photos ever. Turned out to be 861 “Aida” discovered in 1917 and named after Verdi’s opera. Swings by every 5.5 years. Is a whopping 65kms big and hangs out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

COD XXX
COM Long. 153 36 07.2 E, Lat. 28 38 49.2 S, Alt. 10m
CON Dylan O’Donnell [info@byronbayobservatory.com.au] TEL Celestron 11″ RASA + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2018.06.19 15:09:51
AC2 info@byronbayobservatory.com.au
NET UCAC-4
00861         C2018 06 12.41380 11 20 55.09 +12 34 16.1          15.0 R      XXX
00861         C2018 06 12.43372 11 20 55.85 +12 34 08.6          15.0 R      XXX
00861         C2018 06 12.47807 11 20 57.24 +12 33 50.9          15.2 R      XXX
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