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I have a fits image, and I need to identify an asteroid. What characteristics do I look out for?

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  • $\begingroup$ "Location, location, location." If the FITS metadata includes coordinates, you've found the asteroid. Otherwise it's hard to see how you could identify any but the most unusual asteroids. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Feb 18 '19 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ A time is also needed, asteroids move after all... $\endgroup$ – astrosnapper Feb 21 '19 at 4:53

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