GBT-Arecibo Image of Asteroid 2001 EC16

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About this Image

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.

Investigator(s):  Donald Campbell, Jean-Luc Margot, Lynn Carter, and Bruce Campbell

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Technical Data

    Telescope GBT 
    Date of Observation 2001-03-26 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band S 
    Wavelength 13 cm 
    Frequency 2.2 GHz 
    Technical Caption Resolution in this image is 15 meters.  


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