5 Astraea

This minor planet is 125 km in diameter and shines at magnitude 10

It orbits between Mars and Jupiter

 

         

 

 

  

Animation of 3 pictures, 4 minutes apart

 

5 Astraea imaged on 27 March 2004

 

Meade LX200GPS 12" + SBIG ST-8

Distance to Earth : 1.42 AU

 

Planets positions on 27 March 2004 plotted using TheSky by Software Bisque