GBT-Arecibo Image of Asteroid 2001 EC16

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Description

This is a radar image of near Earth asteroid "2001 EC16" made by transmitting a signal at 13 cm wavelength from Arecibo and using the GBT to detect the reflection off the asteroid. The asteroid is roughly 100 meters in size and was only 0.02 AU away (7 lunar distances). These observations show it to be slightly elongated and has a rotation period of several days.
Resolution in this image is 15 meters.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

ec16

Investigators

Donald Campbell, Jean-Luc Margot, Lynn Carter, Bruce Campbell

Telescope

Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Arecibo

Observation Date

2001-03-26

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

S

Wavelength

13 cm

Frequency

2.2 GHz

Center of Image

RA 25:0:0.000, Dec: 0:0:0.000 (J2000)

Series

Solar System Series

Unit

Asteroids Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “GBT-Arecibo Image of Asteroid 2001 EC16,” NRAO Archives, accessed October 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33606.