Asteroid: 2001 MK3

Predicted positions for POSS plates A13I, A0TL and 08BU with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01M03K   1994 04 16.33264 15 05 30.92 +45 41 07.7          18.3        261
     K01M03K   1994 04 16.35521 15 05 28.99 +45 41 16.0 A13I     18.3        261
     K01M03K   1994 04 16.37778 15 05 27.05 +45 41 24.3          18.3        261
                      -40.57"         16.6"        43.9"

     K01M03K   1994 01 16.51111 13 56 43.20 +11 44 22.3          18.2        261
     K01M03K   1994 01 16.52674 13 56 45.62 +11 44 41.7 A0TL     18.2        261
     K01M03K   1994 01 16.54236 13 56 48.04 +11 45 01.0          18.2        261
                       71.13"         38.7"        81.0"


an additional prediction was found after a new orbit calculation, including 1994
observations, was done.

     K01M03K   1955 02 13.27639 07 33 54.14 +33 35 56.3          15.6        261
     K01M03K   1955 02 13.29375 07 33 54.38 +33 37 02.1 08BU     15.6        261
     K01M03K   1955 02 13.31111 07 33 54.62 +33 38 07.9          15.6        261
                        6.00"        131.6"       131.7"

Actually measured positions:

     K01M03K   1955 02 13.27639 07 33 53.65 +33 35 55.4 08BU                 261
     K01M03K   1955 02 13.31111 07 33 53.82 +33 38 07.0 08BU                 261
     K01M03K   1994 01 16.51111 13 48 24.78 +11 47 37.4 A0TL                 261
     K01M03K   1994 01 16.54236 13 48 29.49 +11 48 19.8 A0TL                 261
     K01M03K   1994 04 16.33264 14 52 09.29 +46 56 30.2 A13I                 261
     K01M03K   1994 04 16.37778 14 52 05.13 +46 56 43.4 A13I                 261

DSS image of 2001 MK3 from February 13, 1955 on POSS plate 08BU

DSS image of 2001 MK3 from January 16, 1994 on POSS plate A0TL

DSS image of 2001 MK3 from April 16, 1994 on POSS plate A13I

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit. Additional precovery positions were subsequently identified at the MPC (see MPEC).