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Guy Wells

Main-belt Asteroid (72834) Guywells

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On March 31, 2018 issue of the Minor Planet Circular, the asteroid previously known as 2001 HQ16 was named.

(72834) Guywells is a Main belt asteroid with a diameter of 3-6 km. It last came to opposition in February 2018 when it reached 18th magnitude. Now it is moving through the constellation Cancer, observable  at mag +19.5.

(72834) Guywells was discovered by L Ball, in 2001.

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Congratulations, Guy. Your name now really is written in the stars.

25 minutes ago, Guy Wells said:

observable  at mag +19.5

I think that might be a little optimistic for me here :icon_biggrin:

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That's fantastic. I would love a bit of backstory on how it all came about.

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Great stuff Guy, well deserved for all your dedication.

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