Asteroid: 2001 FM129

Predicted positions for UKST plate J 4260 with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01FC9M   1978 05 08.48747 12 40 58.89 -07 30 13.6          19.0        260
     K01FC9M   1978 05 08.51351 12 40 57.09 -07 29 58.3          19.0        260
     K01FC9M   1978 05 08.53955 12 40 55.30 -07 29 43.0          19.0        260
                      -53.43"         30.6"        61.6"

trail located by R.H. McNaught at ROE archive in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Actually measured positions.

     K01FC9M   1978 05 08.48747 12 40 12.22 -07 25 20.2                      260
     K01FC9M   1978 05 08.53955 12 40 08.49 -07 24 49.4                      260

Based on the improved orbit our search made predictions for NEAT JPL/Palomar frames taken from Skymorph(?)

     K01FC9M   2000 06 01.31687 13 59 37.43 -14 11 57.9          19.6        608
     K01FC9M   2000 06 01.30654 13 59 38.25 -14 12 03.2          19.6        608
     K01FC9M   2000 06 01.29647 13 59 39.04 -14 12 08.3          19.6        608

Actually measured positions.

     K01FC9M  C2000 06 01.29647 13 59 38.05 -14 12 08.2                      608
     K01FC9M  C2000 06 01.30654 13 59 37.12 -14 12 02.9          20.3 V      608
     K01FC9M  C2000 06 01.31686 13 59 36.35 -14 11 57.3                      608

follow up observations taken during the Calar Alto campaign of DANEOPS in June 2001


     K01FC9M  C2001 06 21.87920 11 42 46.71 +00 10 04.5          20.5 V      493
     K01FC9M  C2001 06 21.89271 11 42 47.99 +00 09 56.3          20.4 V      493

NEAT images composite of 2001 FM129 taken on June 1, 2000. The image was produced with Astrometrica , developed by Herbert Raab. This software allows images to be stacked in order to improve the S/N ratio, and hence the possibility to measure very faint detections with better accuracy.

DSS image of 2001 FM129 from May 5, 1978 on UKST plate J4260.

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.