The yellow arrow shows the movement of asteroid 4 Vesta over the 2 nights,(8 and 9 Sept 2004).
The green arrow shows the movement of the much fainter asteroid 9 Metis over the same period.
A main belt asteroid Vesta's diameter is 525 kilometres and it has a rotation period of 5.34 hours.
For more information and images of Vesta visit Images of Asteroid Vesta
|Lens :||35-70 Canon|
|Exposure Time :||5 Minutes|
|Camera :||Canon 10D|
|Date :||8 - 9 Sept 2004|
|Guiding :||Telescope Piggyback|
|Location :||Kaituna, Masterton, New Zealand|