While imaging Tempel 1 for the Small Telescope Science Program, Bill Dillon, Cynthia Gustava, and Keith Rivich of the George Observatory near Houston, Texas, captured a new asteroid, 2000 PO8 on August 6, 2000 at 7.9 hours UT. This image is a composite of 6, 60-second, unfiltered exposures taken images with an SBIG ST-7 CCD camera attached to the observatory's 0.46-meter reflecting telescope at f/4.5. The field of view is 10 x 7 arcminutes and covers an area of the sky that is one-tenth of the size of a full moon.
Image Date: 2000 Aug 6
CREDIT: George Observatory/Bill Dillon, Cynthia Gustava, and Keith Rivich