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Asteroid 8914

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
25/03/2017 - 20:12
Object
8914 NickJames
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 + FLI CCD
Exposure
40x60s
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The faint streak at the centre of this image is the 18th magnitude asteroid 8914. It was discovered by UK amateur Brian Manning in 1995 and originally called 1995 YP2. I was honoured that Brian named it after me and I track it down every now and again to make sure that nobody has stolen it.

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Richard Miles's picture

Waiting for you to embark on an observing challenge to study Nickjames in more detail.

How quickly does this particular body spin, I wonder?

Is there anything anomalous about its light curve? And what happens by way of its Opposition Surge?

All questions that could benefit by way of answers!

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