Asteroid: 2001 KZ66

Predicted positions for UKST plate O5Y0 with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01K66Z   1979 12 28.66365 08 24 49.28 -20 37 48.4          18.1        260
     K01K66Z   1979 12 28.68448 08 24 46.94 -20 37 55.2 05Y0     18.1        260
     K01K66Z   1979 12 28.70532 08 24 44.60 -20 38 02.1          18.1        260
                      -65.69"        -13.7"        67.1"

Predictions for NEAT/MSSS frames taken from Skymorph.

     K01K66Z   2001 04 27.38525 13 42 06.80 -14 46 44.5          18.5        608
     K01K66Z   2001 04 27.37499 13 42 07.78 -14 46 57.1          18.5        608
     K01K66Z   2001 04 27.36371 13 42 08.85 -14 47 10.8          18.5        608
     K01K66Z   2001 04 18.48298 13 56 13.55 -17 39 11.5          18.6        608
     K01K66Z   2001 04 18.47248 13 56 14.53 -17 39 23.0          18.6        608
     K01K66Z   2001 04 18.46188 13 56 15.52 -17 39 34.5          18.6        608

Actually measured positions:

     K01K66Z   1979 12 28.66365 08 19 03.39 -20 48 54.7 05Y0                 260
     K01K66Z   1979 12 28.70532 08 18 58.40 -20 49 06.7 05Y0                 260
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 18.46189 13 56 15.75 -17 39 45.0 NEAT     18.3 V      608
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 18.47249 13 56 14.74 -17 39 32.3 NEAT     18.3 V      608
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 18.48299 13 56 13.72 -17 39 20.8 NEAT     18.4 V      608
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 27.36372 13 42 09.14 -14 47 19.2 NEAT     18.4 V      608
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 27.37500 13 42 08.00 -14 47 05.0 NEAT     18.6 V      608
     K01K66Z  C2001 04 27.38525 13 42 06.98 -14 46 52.3 NEAT     18.8 V      608

DSS image of 2001 KZ66 from December 28, 1979 on UKST plate O5Y0

Animation of the three images from NEAT frames on April 27, 2001.

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.