Ground-based Re-discovery Image of Asteroid (596) Scheila
June 9, 2011
Steve Larson of the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) took this image on December 11, 2010, through the Catalina 0.68-meter Schmidt telescope. Later analysis showed the object to be a re-discovery of asteroid (596) Scheila, which was discovered in 1906. In the Larson/Gibbs 2010 image, the asteroid now showed signs of a cometary tail.
Topics: Astronomical surveys, Astronomy, Planetary science, Technology Internet, Schmidt camera, Catalina Sky Survey, Asteroid, Comet, Space exploration, University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, Steve Larson, University of Arizona, Arizona