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Old 05-06-2018, 09:00 AM
glend (Glen)
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Good catch Suavi. I had a similar first asteroid experience with the larger Vesta in May. Not using any pixel algorithms, it initially appeared as a registration anomaly between filter layers. All those named small bodies have some sort of orbital motion.
I suppose this is how comets used to be discovered, by folks eye balling film plates.

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