Asteroid: 2001 FA7

Predicted positions for UKST plate 03BT with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01F07A   1977 07 12.63829 21 02 23.64 -56 31 21.6          19.5        260
     K01F07A   1977 07 12.66607 21 02 20.27 -56 31 38.6          19.5        260
     K01F07A   1977 07 12.69385 21 02 16.89 -56 31 55.5          19.5        260
                      -55.89"        -33.9"        65.3"


Predictions for NEAT frames taken from Skymorph.

     K01F07A   1998 03 25.31131 09 20 28.80 +24 59 34.6          18.8        566
     K01F07A   1998 03 25.30080 09 20 28.76 +24 59 51.7          18.8        566
     K01F07A   1998 03 25.29083 09 20 28.73 +25 00 07.8          18.8        566

Actually measured positions:

     K01F07A   1977 07 12.63829 21 02 23.25 -56 31 25.7                      260
     K01F07A   1977 07 12.69385 21 02 16.57 -56 31 58.1                      260
     K01F07A OC1997 09 30.29775 20 00 27.52 -19 41 28.5          16.4 R      566
     K01F07A OC1997 09 30.30808 20 00 25.70 -19 40 41.2                      566
     K01F07A OC1997 09 30.31780 20 00 24.05 -19 39 56.8                      566

DSS image of 2001 FA7 from July 7, 1977 on UKST plate 03BT

Animation of the three images from NEAT frames on September 30, 1997. (Images out of focus.)

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.