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Reports from Geisei Observatory <August 17, 2002>

• Photograph of Minor Planet 2002 NY40 taken on August 15
Minor Planet 2002 NY40 is approaching. This photo was taken by Geisei's 60cm reflector with a 20-minute exposure. The magnitude was 11 and it was moving fast. This reminds me of the trail of Icarus, which was first discovered by Palomar's Schmidt camera.
[2002 NY40]
2002 NY40
23:48 August 15, 2002
20-minute exposure on TP6415
60cm f/3.5 reflector at Geisei

Copyright (C) 2002 Tsutomu Seki.