Asteroid: 2001 VG5

Predicted positions for POSS plate A0SW with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01V05G   1987 10 20.36944 03 50 53.09 +29 43 13.4 A00Q     19.9        261
     K01V05G   1987 10 20.39201 03 50 52.20 +29 43 09.2 A00Q     19.9        261
     K01V05G   1987 10 20.41458 03 50 51.31 +29 43 05.1 A00Q     19.9        261
                      -23.15"         -8.3"        24.6"

Actually measured positions:

     K01V05G   1987 10 20.36944 03 43 16.85 +29 39 05.3 A00Q                 261
     K01V05G   1987 10 20.41458 03 43 14.72 +29 38 54.4 A00Q                 261

new prediction, based on improved orbit including the above positions

     K01V05G   1987 10 02.43472 03 49 47.90 +30 01 05.1 A06C     20.7        261
     K01V05G   1987 10 02.45555 03 49 47.88 +30 01 05.7 A06C     20.7        261
     K01V05G   1987 10 02.47639 03 49 47.85 +30 01 06.2 A06C     20.7        261
                       -0.61"          1.1"         1.3"

Actually measured positions:

     K01V05G   1987 10 02.45555 03 49 47.92 +30 01 06.3 A06C                 261

DSS image of 2001 VG5 from October 20, 1987 on POSS plate A00Q

DSS image of 2001 VG5 from October 2, 1987 on POSS plate A06C

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit.