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Minor Planet (624) Hektor
29 December 2010 UT 0259 Jerry Hubbell

Minor Planet (624) Hektor

Lake of the Woods Observatory (MPC I24)

This is an image on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy showing thousands of stars in 1 square degree image (69' x 51' FOV). Near the exact center (as shown) is the asteroid 624 Hektor. This Trojan asteroid is at the L4 Lagrange point leading Jupiter in it's orbit. This image is a stack of 13 x 120sec images taken with my QHY9m TEC CCD and SW Equinox 120 ED APO Refractor. The total exposure of 26 minutes shows stars down to approx 20th magnitude. The mid-exposure time is 02:59:30 UT.

QHY9m TEC CCD,SW Equinox 120 ED APO,CCD
13 x 120 sec exposure. Processed in AIP4WIN and Photoshop 6.0 full exif

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