Sketch made by Michael Rosolina
|Image Date (UTC):||7 July
|Image Time (UTC):||0300
|Field of View:||4.4°|
|Observing Site:||Friars Hill, WV
|Observing Equipment:||HD 15x70 APM Binoculars on an HD Paragon Plus mount|
|Comments:||Sketch was done in the field and shows Vesta ending its apparent retrograde motion to the west and resuming direct motion. Transparency was often very poor during the observations making it difficult to estimate magnitude. Vesta appeared to be about magnitude 6.0 July 7th-8th, about magnitude 6.5-6.8 July 14th-15th, and magnitude 6.8-7.0 July 22nd. I used the defocused star method to estimate magnitude.|
Table 1: Data about image.