Asteroid: 2001 WG2

Predicted positions for POSS plates 06O1 and so308 with length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

     K01W02G   1953 12 07.40833 06 50 58.72 +29 56 38.0          17.2        261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.42396 06 50 56.97 +29 57 18.4 06O1     17.2        261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.43958 06 50 55.22 +29 57 58.9          17.2        261
                      -45.37"         81.0"        92.8"

     K01W02G   1953 12 07.44375 06 50 54.76 +29 58 09.7          17.2        261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.44792 06 50 54.29 +29 58 20.5 so308    17.2        261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.45208 06 50 53.83 +29 58 31.3          17.2        261
                      -12.12"         21.6"        24.8"

Actually measured positions:

     K01W02G   1953 12 07.40833 06 48 26.47 +29 39 10.8 06O1                 261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.43958 06 48 22.58 +29 40 31.7 06O1                 261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.44375 06 48 22.06 +29 40 41.2 so308                261
     K01W02G   1953 12 07.45208 06 48 21.09 +29 41 02.8 so308                261

DSS image of 2001 WG2 from December 12, 1953 on POSS plate 06O1

DSS image of 2001 WG2 from December 12, 1953 on POSS plate so308

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit. Additional positions have been identified by the MPC in their database, based on our improved orbit.