Asteroid: 2001 BW15

Predicted positions for POSS plate A01N with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01B15W   1989 08 28.37639 00 54 57.77 +55 03 38.0 A01N     17.3        261
     K01B15W   1989 08 28.39722 00 54 53.09 +55 04 15.8 A01N     17.3        261
     K01B15W   1989 08 28.41806 00 54 48.41 +55 04 53.6 A01N     17.3        261
                      -80.42"         75.6"       110.4"


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

980222073630:
     K01B15W   1998 02 22.31723 09 11 36.74 +28 19 46.5          18.0        566
                       -0.46"         -0.1"         0.5"


980222075101:
     K01B15W   1998 02 22.32732 09 11 35.22 +28 19 41.3          18.0        566
                       -0.46"         -0.1"         0.5"


980222080513:
     K01B15W   1998 02 22.33718 09 11 33.73 +28 19 36.2          18.0        566
                       -0.46"         -0.1"         0.5"

Actually measured positions, from all found plates.

     K01B15W   1989 08 28.37639 00 50 38.02 +54 40 00.4                      261
     K01B15W   1989 08 28.41806 00 50 27.96 +54 41 15.5                      261

     K01B15W  C1998 02 22.31713 09 11 36.90 +28 19 45.8          17.3 R      566
     K01B15W  C1998 02 22.32720 09 11 35.37 +28 19 40.6                      566
     K01B15W  C1998 02 22.33706 09 11 33.85 +28 19 35.5                      566

DSS image of 2001 BW15 from August 28, 1989 on POSS plate A01N

Animation of the three images from NEAT frames on February 22, 1998.

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.