NEO discovery images by Shoemaker winner Gary Hug for 2012 SY49
Filed under Planetary Society Projects, Shoemaker NEO Grants, asteroids, near-Earth asteroids, amateur astronomers, planetary astronomy
Images from the discovery of near Earth object 2012 SY49, discovered by Shoemaker NEO grant recipient Gary Hug. The images show the movement of the asteroid (indicated by the arrows) over 45 minutes. The object, temporarily designated by Hug as lb3720, was moving about 2.1 arcseconds per minute at the time of discovery. The object is a very few tens of meters in diameter.
Original image data dated on or about September 24, 2012