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Is Haumea observable?


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According to Wikipedia (yes, I know) Haumea is "easily observable with a large amateur telescope".

At a maximum Mag of 17.3 I seriously doubt that this statement is accurate, especially given that it was only discovered in 2004!

Has anyone ever observed this strange little lump?

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I managed to capture it a couple of years ago, but visually it's a no-no! It was around 17th magnitude at the time.

The ludicrously overexposed star  is 2.7 magnitude Eta Bootes

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I managed to capture it a couple of years ago, but visually it's a no-no! It was around 17th magnitude at the time.

The ludicrously overexposed star  is 2.7 magnitude Eta Bootes

8622188797_8eed9132d1_b.jpg

A good point made by David above. What method did you use to determine which of those spots is the asteroid?

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