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See below for two images, and more information on two asteroids CCD-imaged near M95 on the evening of 3/14/02 in Maine.

Identified as (16526) 1991 DC on left, (7152) Euneus on Right.

My thanks to the Minor Planet Center for their help identifying these asteroids!

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Combined image of two asteroids moving near M95:

Image covers from 2002-03-15 2:10 UT through 2002-03-15 4:42 UT.

 

(16526) 1991 DC on Left:

The object on the left appears to have moved approximately 86 arc seconds over 2.5 hours.

At 2002-03-15 3:52 UT the object appears to have been at RA 10h43m52s Dec 1140'42".  Rough magnitude measures at 17.7 or so.

Measured relative to star GSC 849:166 mag 14.73 location RA 10h43m52s Dec 1140'22" located approximately 20 arc seconds south of the left side moving object.

At the time these pictures were taken, Euneus was 1.34 AUs from the Earth, and 2.31 AUs from the sun, at Magnitude 17.0 with a relative movement of 33" per hour on the RA axis.

 

(7152) Euneus on Right:

The object on the right appears to have moved approximately 46 arc seconds over 2.5 hours.

At 2002-03-15 4:27 UT the object appears to have been at RA 10h44m35s Dec 1138'37".  Rough magnitude measures at 17.4 or so.

Measured relative to star GSC 849:49 mag 12.48 location RA 10h44m30s Dec 1142'01" located approximately 204 arc seconds north of the right side moving object.

At the time these pictures were taken, 1991 DC was 4.25 AUs from the Earth, and 5.21 AUs from the sun, at Magnitude 16.9 with a relative movement of 17" per hour on the RA axis.

 

Animated GIF of two  asteroids moving near M95:

Again image covers from 2002-03-15 2:10 UT through 2002-03-15 4:42 UT

 

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