Armagh Asteroids

Asteroids Image

The image shows the positions of the known asteroids as of January 2001.
The green dots are Main Belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter and Trojans in the orbit of Jupiter.
The yellow dots are asteroids which approach the orbit of the Earth but do not cross it.
The red dots are asteroids which cross the Earth's orbit and are potentially hazardous.
The green orbits are those of ArdMacha and ArmaghObs.
The labelled asteroids are ones which have associations with Armagh Observatory.
They are, from the top clockwise, Clube, Asher, ArdMacha, Ireland, Scotti, ArmaghObs, Napier, Opik, Mette, Moore, Chambers, DENI, Migliorini, MeBailey.

To see approximate orbits for these asteroids, select from below;
Clube
Asher
ArdMacha
Ireland
Scotti, see also Comet P/Scotti
ArmaghObs
Napier
Opik
Mette
Moore
Chambers
DENI
Migliorini
MEBailey
Achristou

High resolution versions of the above image suitable for printing are available as 22MB PostScript and 0.8MB PDF files.

See also: NEO Impact Hazard

Last Revised: 2010 October 18th