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Updated: 20 June 2018

Some selected asteroid and dwarf planet images. Images prior to 2016 were taken with a Meade 8" LX200-ACF telescope. Images beginning in 2017 were taken with a Meade 12" LX600. Click a thumbnail to see a larger version.

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Asteroid 433 Eros
30 January 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 4 Vesta
15 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1 Ceres
21 October 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 2 Pallas
3 November 2012
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 4179 Toutatis
11 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 4179 Toutatis (animated)
11 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 4 Vesta (animated)
17 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1 Ceres (animated)
17 December 2012
D7000 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 (animated)
15 February 2013
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400, ~2 minute intervals
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Dwarf Planet Makemake
13 March 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Dwarf Planet Makemake (animated)
13-14 March 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Dwarf Planet Haumea
10 April 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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Dwarf Planet Haumea (animated)
2-10 April 2013
D7000 DSLR
10 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1998 QE2
30 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 (animated)
30 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
ISO 6400, 3 minute intervals
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 1998 QE2
31 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 (animated)
31 May 2013
D7000 DSLR
ISO 6400 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 3 Juno
7 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 3 Juno (animated)
7 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
ISO 6400, 30 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 7 Iris
11 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 7 Iris (animated)
11 August 2013
D7000 DSLR
ISO 6400, 30 minute interval
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 324 Bamberga
10 September 2013
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 324 Bamberga (animated)
10 September 2013
D7000 DSLR
ISO 6400, 30 minute interval
Prime Focus
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Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
29 June 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus



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Asteroids Ceres and Vesta (animated)
29 June 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroids Ceres and Vesta
2 July 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600
Prime Focus
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Asteroids Ceres and Vesta (animated)
2 July 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 12 Victoria (animated)
10 September 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 1600, 30 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 6 Hebe (animated)
27 October 2014
D7000 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 2500, 30 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1 Ceres (animated)
3 August 2015
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus + 2X Powermate



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Asteroid 2015 TB145
30 October 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 6400
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 2015 TB145 (animated)
30 October 2015
D7200 DSLR
20 seconds, ISO 6400, 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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NEO Asteroid 2017 CS
28 May 2017
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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NEO Asteroid 2017 CS
(animated)
1 June 2017
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 12800, 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
13 December 2017
D7200 DSLR
1 minute, ISO 1600
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon (animated)
13 December 2017
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon (animated)
15 December 2017
D7200 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 1600, 1 minute intervals
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 1761 Edmondson
11 January 2018
D7200 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 1761 Edmondson (animated)
11-12 January 2018
D7200 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Asteroid 20 Massalia
6 February 2018
D850 DSLR
2 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 20 Massalia (animated)
6 February 2018
D850 DSLR
2 minutes, ISO 6400, 1 hour interval
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 9144 Hollisjohnson
7 February 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Asteroid 9144 Hollisjohnson (animated)
7 February 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400, 1 hour interval
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 14505 Barentine
9 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 14505 Barentine (animated)
9 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400, 1 hour interval
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Asteroid 117736 Sherrod
14 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 117736 Sherrod (animated)
14 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400, 1 hour interval
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 5536 Honeycutt
17 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer



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Asteroid 5536 Honeycutt (animated)
17 April 2018
D850 DSLR
5 minutes, ISO 6400
Prime Focus + Focal Reducer
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Asteroid 1 Ceres
8 May 2018
D850 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 1 Ceres (animated)
8 May 2018
D850 DSLR
10 seconds, ISO 3200, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus



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Asteroid 4 Vesta
19 June 2018
D850 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 3200
Prime Focus
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Asteroid 4 Vesta (animated)
19 June 2018
D850 DSLR
30 seconds, ISO 3200, 15 minute intervals
Prime Focus
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