Asteroid: 1998 MT24

Predicted positions for POSS plate 0B57 with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     J98M24T   1953 10 02.16736 20 51 48.73 +05 18 40.4 0B57     19.1        675
     J98M24T   1953 10 02.18299 20 51 48.52 +05 18 37.6 0B57     19.1        675
     J98M24T   1953 10 02.19861 20 51 48.31 +05 18 34.8 0B57     19.1        675
                       -6.29"         -5.6"         8.4"

Actually measured positions, start and end of trail

     J98M24T   1953 10 02.16736 20 52 33.99 +05 29 36.9                 a6732675
     J98M24T   1953 10 02.19861 20 52 33.55 +05 29 31.0                 a6732675
This precovery was reported to the MPC in August 1999. In agreement with G.V. Williams it was considered as uncertain, because the length of the trail was deemed to be not sufficiently significant. After the recovery of the object by Boattini et al. (M.P.E.C. ) the 1953 positions were verified and included in a new orbit determination which was published in this M.P.E.C.

DSS image of 1998 MT24 from October 2, 1953 on POSS plate 0B57