S/2003 U3 Uranus Satellite Movie Images
These images show the discovery of the new Uranus satellite S/2003 U3
each about 7 minutes in exposure time taken about 30 minutes apart on
UT August 29, 2003 with the Subaru 8.3 meter telescope atop Mauna Kea,
Hawaii. The motion of the satellite clearly stands out compared to
the steady state background of stars and galaxies. Uranus is not in
the field, but is about a quarter of a degree to the North of these
images. In the lower right corner is a main belt asteroid which
trailed during the exposure because of its faster motion than the
satellite. Images on the right are the same as those on the left
except that they have a yellow circle showing the location and
movement of the new satellite.
Back to the Uranus 2003 Satellite page.