2012 VP113 Inner Oort Cloud Object Discovery Images

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These images show the discovery of the new inner Oort cloud object
2012 VP113 taken about 2 hours apart on UT November 5, 2012 with the
Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the CTIO 4 meter telescope in Chile. The
motion of 2012 VP113 clearly stands out compared to the steady state
background of stars and galaxies. 
(Credit: Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science)

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The discovery images of 2012 VP113, which has the most distant orbit
known in our Solar System, shown as a movie and color still.  On the
right is shown three images of the night sky, each taken about 2 hours
apart, combined into one.  The first image was artificially colored
red, second green and third blue.  2012 VP113 moved between each image
as seen by the red, green and blue dots.  The background stars and
galaxies did not move and thus their red, green and blue images
combine to show up as white sources.
(Credit: Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science)

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