Another recovery - 2009 XZ1 found again

15 November 2012

In the last observing slot at ESA's 1-m telescope on Tenerife, the previously 'lost' object 2009 XZ1 has been recovered. E. Schwab (Germany) has planned and analyzed the observations. The Minor Planet Electronic Circular announcing the recovery can be found here: http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K12/K12V81.html. The animation shows a 4' x 4' cutout of the original image, showing five stacks of images following the asteroid. The object is the dot moving upwards close to the center of the images between the trailed stars.

Image credit: ESA/Schwab