NEW ASTEROID DISCOVERY

John Sachs, a member of the York County Astronomical Society, recently discovered two unknown asteroids. The asteroids have been given the designations Asteroids 2009 UB17 and 2009 UK18. One asteroid 2009 UB17 is a main belt asteroid and the other 2009 UK18 is an outer belt asteroid. Both asteroids lie between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter and are around an estimated 8-9 miles in diameter. Both asteroids were around 18 to 19 magnitude when found. For more detailed information see members section. See 3-D orbit view for  main belt asteroid 451200  and Outer Main-belt Asteroid 266836

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Below are original images of discovery of 2009 UB17 and 2009 UK18

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