Where is 2003 EL61?

For those of you that want to know where to find 2003 EL61, it is currently in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It has a magnitude of 17.2 which is about 29 million times fainter than Sirius. Below is a map that Megan made using Xephem. The positions were calculated using orbital elements from the Minor Planet Electronic Circulars. You can get them yourself for 2003 EL61 and 2005 FY9.

Sky map of 2003 EL61 and 2005 FY9
A map created to show the locations of Kuiper belt objects 2003 EL61 and 2005 FY9
CREDIT: XEphem/Megan

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 03rd Aug 2005 (16:21 UTC) | Permalink
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