Asteroid 79087 Scheidt

79087 Scheidt is a main belt asteroid with an estimated diameter of 10 km. It was discovered on October 17, 1977, by F. Börngen at Tautenburg. The semi-major axis is 2.33 AU, the eccentricity is 0.197 and the inclination is 12.76 degrees.

Observations were only made on 2 nights and the observations indicated a lightcurve with an extremely large amplitude of almost 3 magnitudes and a period of a little less than 10 hours. Although the asteroid was clearly visible in the images, the faintness of the asteroid (18th magnitude) and the very large amplitude makes me more than a little suspicious of the result.

Lightcurve results for 79087 Scheidt.
Period 9.79 +/- 0.05 hours. Amplitude 2.8 +/- 0.3 magnitude.