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Description Sedna was discovered from an image dated 2003-11-14 at coordinates 03 15 10.09 +05 38 16.5. The 3 overexposed stars are apparent magnitude 13. The "bright star" near Sedna is apmag 14.9 and about the same magnitude as Pluto. (Wikisky image of this region)
The picture shows an area of the sky equal to the area covered by a pinhead held at arm's length. Sedna is too faint to be seen by all but the most powerful amateur telescopes.
Date 18 April 2005 (original upload date)
Source Caltech animated gif of the Sedna discovery images (True source image using green circle from Caltech website) (Samuel Oschin Telescope 2003-11-14. Rotated and flipped; using yellow arrows)
Author This is the discovery image of Sedna taken with the Palomar Observatory's 48-inch Schmidt Telescope (now called the Samuel Oschin Telescope). JPL public web sites (public sites ending with a address)


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