Location of Trojan Asteroid 2020 XL5 in the Sky at Sunrise

This graphic shows where the Earth Trojan asteroid 2020 XL5 would appear in the sky from Cerro Pachón in Chile as the asteroid orbits the Earth-Sun Lagrange point 4 (L4). The arrows show the direction of its motion. The SOAR Telescope appears in the lower left. The asteroid’s apparent magnitude is around magnitude 22, beyond the reach of anything but the largest telescopes.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva

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Id:noirlab2205c
Type:Artwork
Release date:Feb. 1, 2022, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2205
Size:7063 x 4500 px

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