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Psyche, Discovery Mission 14 - a visit to the metallic asteroid, 16 Psyche
post Mar 15 2017, 05:19 AM
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Nothing of any importance, but I thought it would be nice to take a look at Psyche at least once before the mission… I guess there's time to look at it a lot of times before then. Truth be told, I just pointed my telescope at the right place, took 3 pictures, then found it in the imagery after the fact. I never saw it with my eye, at least not knowing that I was seeing it.

The fact that it (identified with the cross hairs) is about fourth in brightness in a rather small and random portion of the sky gives you some idea for how unassuming Psyche is. It's currently magnitude 10.6 and the brighter star near it is magnitude 8.2. But the interest here is obviously in its unique composition, not size.

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post Mar 15 2017, 05:46 AM
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Very nice! We'll call this the official "before" shot. smile.gif

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