[meteorite-list] Call for Observations of Vesta

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:36:08 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <200706111636.JAA01952_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

From: "adastragrl" <adastragrl at aol.com>
Subject: Call for observations of Vesta

As many of you know the Dawn mission is getting ready to launch to
head to the asteroids Vesta and Ceres (dawn.jpl.nasa.gov).
Fortunately, Vesta is a fairly bright asteroid (currently between mag
5 and 6), which means from ideal locations, it is technically a naked
eye object and from other locations binoculars or a small scope are

The Amateur Observers' Program that was put together for the Deep
Impact mission (to observe Tempel 1) is back, but this time to observe
Vesta and later on Ceres. Amateurs are invited to make observations of
Vesta and submit their sketches, animations, lightcurves...

Although Vesta is relatively bright and, well, not exactly challenging
for many of you, I hope you'll take a little time to take a look at
this easy to find asteroid.

Details about the program are at dawn-aop.astro.umd.edu.

Clear Skies!
Elizabeth Warner
warnerem at astro.umd.edu
Received on Mon 11 Jun 2007 12:36:08 PM PDT

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