First Recovery for the Season – 2004 RK9

Shenton Park Observatory¬†(D21) as part of the Tenagra initiative recovered NEO 2004 RK9. Not seen since 2004, the magnitude 19.6 target represents the culmination of efforts to fine tune the telescope’s tracking, and allow longer un-guided exposures for fainter objects. Thanks to Paulo Holvorcem and his uncanny skill in the timely acquisition and measurement of this faint target under very difficult sky conditions.

The MPEC can be found here.

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