2002 AC9 recovered

D21 Shenton Park recovers 2002 AC9 under the waxing first quarter moon. Pre-recovered in images taken on July 19, 2002 AC9 was found again on July 20 approximately 1 degree from its nominal position. A 15 field mosaic was initially used to track down the magnitude 18.5 minor planet, in which an additional 11 faint known main belt asteroids were also detected by Paulo’s excellent pipeline. The MPEC can be found here.

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One Response to 2002 AC9 recovered

  1. Congratulations for the recovery!!!

    For his next close approach this asteroid seems to be no threat. Due to our simulations there might had happened an interaction with 21401 JustinKovac on 03/20/2010.
    Thanks to your work this event is now obsolete :)

    Best regards

    Alexander Christ (VectorSCOPE)

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