Asteroid (4) Vesta is, at approximately 525 kilometres diameter, one of the largest objects in the main asteroid-belt between Mars and Jupiter. At the start of the evening of 23 March 2021 the asteroid was just beyond galaxies NGC 3501 (below the centre) and NGC 3507 (upper left). The bright object in the centre of the image is HIP 53967.
A quick half-hour session of 60 subs (30s each) with the SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED and ZWO ASI1600 Pro Cool camera created this image of this particularly bright object.
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(4) Vesta 1999 RM45