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Asteroid 285263 1998 QE2


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#1 dcrowson

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:31 PM

Asteroid 285263 1998 QE2 recently passed by Earth and is heading back out. It is thought to have a diameter of about 1.7 miles and was approximately 11.4 magnitude when I imaged it.

Luminance – 400 x 15 seconds – binned 2x2

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) June 3rd, 2013 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

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This one was moving pretty fast so I could only do fifteen second exposures which led to the grainy images.

Dan

 



#2 Neil

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Excellent work Dan.

 

I must admit that I couldn't quite pick it out in the single image. The video is very clear though despite it been a little grainy you and clearly see the asteroid climbing in the night sky.

 

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#3 dcrowson

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

Excellent work Dan.

 

I must admit that I couldn't quite pick it out in the single image. The video is very clear though despite it been a little grainy you and clearly see the asteroid climbing in the night sky.

 

Clear Skies

 

 

Neil.

Thanks for looking. It is fairly dim and moving real quick so I could only take 15 second exposures with my setup. I can just barely see the line in the image. I also don't think it helped in that I had four hundred images stacked, too.

 

Dan