Asteroid (31669) 1999 JT6

10.3.2002, M. Rudolf



In March 2002, the NEO asteroid 1999 JT6 was visible in Cepheus, close to the celestial pole. The asteroid is directly above the marker line; note its movement in relation to the stars:


20:02:2520:05:4720:09:11
20:12:3320:15:55

Brightness of 1999 JT6 was 15.2 mag, its movement ca. 350 arcseconds per hour.
Images with 900mm f/6 Maksutov, ST8, 1-minute exposures, 2x2 binning. start times of the exposures: 10.3.2002, 20:02:25, 20:05:47, 20:09:11, 20:12:33, 20:15:55 UT



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