Asteroid: 2001 AE2

Predicted positions for UKST plate A0Q0 and POSS plate A1DP with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01A02E   1984 08 02.56904 21 08 32.21 -12 02 45.8 A0Q0     18.0        260
     K01A02E   1984 08 02.58640 21 08 30.71 -12 02 56.6 A0Q0     18.0        260
     K01A02E   1984 08 02.60376 21 08 29.20 -12 03 07.3 A0Q0     18.0        260
                      -44.20"        -21.5"        49.1"

     K01A02E   1992 10 03.39583 02 38 38.18 +13 00 47.6 A1DP     19.5        261
     K01A02E   1992 10 03.41319 02 38 37.23 +13 00 39.5 A1DP     19.5        261
     K01A02E   1992 10 03.43055 02 38 36.27 +13 00 31.3 A1DP     19.5        261
                      -27.86"        -16.3"        32.3"


Predictions for NEAT frames taken from Skymorph, after orbit improvement,
based on the above DSS plates.

980430114455:
     K01A02E   1998 04 30.48975 14 06 48.86 -06 02 46.2          17.1        566
                       -0.17"          0.1"         0.2"

980430121422:
     K01A02E   1998 04 30.51019 14 06 47.87 -06 02 35.7          17.1        566
                       -0.17"          0.1"         0.2"

980430124420:
     K01A02E   1998 04 30.53101 14 06 46.87 -06 02 25.0          17.1        566
                       -0.17"          0.1"         0.2"

Actually measured positions, from all found plates.

     K01A02E   1984 08 02.56904 21 13 28.34 -11 42 45.2                      260
     K01A02E   1984 08 02.60376 21 13 25.13 -11 43 06.9                      260

     K01A02E 1 1992 10 03.39583 02 40 08.54 +13 07 25.9                      261
     K01A02E 1 1992 10 03.43055 02 40 06.41 +13 07 09.2                      261

     K01A02E  C1998 04 30.48964 14 06 50.02 -06 03 08.4          16.8 R      566
     K01A02E  C1998 04 30.51009 14 06 48.78 -06 02 57.3                      566
     K01A02E  C1998 04 30.53090 14 06 47.55 -06 02 46.3                      566

DSS image of 2001 AE2 from August 2, 1984 on UKST plate A0Q0

DSS image of 2001 AE2 from October 3, 1992 on POSS plate A1DP

Animation of the three images from NEAT frames on April 30, 1998.

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.