Asteroid: 1998 MR24

Predicted positions for ESO Schmidt plate 6872 with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     J98M24R   1987 04 24.21521 15 25 40.06 -26 58 25.4          19.0        809
     J98M24R   1987 04 24.25688 15 25 40.39 -26 58 17.1          19.0        809
     J98M24R   1987 04 24.29854 15 25 40.71 -26 58 08.7          19.0        809
                        8.69"         16.6"        18.8"

Actually measured positions, start and end of trail, as well as calculated mid exposure position. The exposure data ( start,end and length) of ESO - Plate 6872 are uncertain. The given times are derived from measurements of trails of 12 numbered asteroids which have been identified on that plate. Based on their accurate ephemerides the actual time of exposure has been calculated. Due to the fact that already a multi-opposition orbit for this asteroid existed, see M.P.E.C. 2000-Q34, the predicted and actually measured positions agreed very closely.

     J98M24R T 1987 04 24.20765 15 25 40.34 -26 58 25.0                      262
     J98M24R T 1987 04 24.24932 15 25 40.32 -26 58 17.5                      262
     J98M24R T 1987 04 24.29099 15 25 40.31 -26 58 09.9                      262

DSS image of 1998 MR24 from April 24, 1987 on ESO Schmidt plate 6872