GBT-Arecibo Image of Asteroid 2001 EC16
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.
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
Donald Campbell, Jean-Luc Margot, Lynn Carter, Bruce Campbell
Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 25:0:0.000, Dec: 0:0:0.000 (J2000)
Solar System Series
Legacy Astronomical Images, “GBT-Arecibo Image of Asteroid 2001 EC16,” NRAO Archives, accessed October 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33606.