Genesis observed

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 10:17:50 EDT

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    The Genesys spacecraft was imaged  by the 58cm Schimdt camera of the Catalina Sky Survey
    may 10, 8h 40min - 11h 30min UT. Its brightness in the R band was  magnitude 16. The range was
    about 650,000 Km. It was moving quite slowly for a satellite only 3-4 degrees per day relative
    to stars. It was reported to the Co-ordinating center ( Minor Planet Center) as an asteroid, but the validating
    software picked it out as a known satellite.
    Tony Beresford
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