Asteroids In PanSTARRS Comet GIF
Taken by Marcus Humberg on January 6, 2018 @ St. Oswald, Austria
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I took the GIF of comet PanSTARRS c/2016 R2 taken by Michael J├Ąger and highlighted 8 other moving objects in the field using Adobe Illustrator. Im not sure what any of them are...but I was fascinated by the amount of movement in them, which is now much more visible in this GIF.
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I may have found about 4 or 5 more very faint moving objects... you can only really see them when the animation is viewed in full screen...
Posted by eredhage 2018-01-09 21:52:20
Looks like you managed to find a few more than we did in our comments on Michaels original post. Very cool to see this!
Posted by eredhage 2018-01-09 14:48:18
I think I have identified the brightest one (the one that is in the 3rd circle from the left, at the same height as the comet, going towards the lower right corner). In my opinion it is Borovitskia (5858).
Posted by gyjozsef 2018-01-10 08:37:21
This is fantastic ! I noticed the two objects left-down going right to left in a similar trajectory seem to standstill in the two last frames, the others dont. Does someone noticed that also ?
Posted by marcusponce1 2018-01-10 21:11:41
I have tried to identify more objects:
-The one in the 4th circle from the right (moving left-to-right at the center bottom) should be 2002 CF139 (195113)
-The object in the 5th circle (at the center of the image moving left to right) should be 2004 CS118 (183923)

Other objects not marked:
-2008 UL214 (396403): visible at the top of the image above the comet head, moving in the down-right direction. This object is very faint.
-2004 FM86 (184044): visible halfway between the 2nd and the 3rd marked object, moving towards the comet.

I have also checked two more asteroids that should be on the image, but they are not visible: 2007 RP95 (293764) and 2012 KO86.

I could not identify the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th and the 8th circled objects.
Posted by gyjozsef 2018-01-11 11:17:26
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