Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 EB25: an image (12 Mar. 2014)
On 14 Mar. 2014 at 09:58 UT, the near-Earth asteroid 2014 EB25 will be at 1.1 millions of km from the Earth. It will be a nice chance to detect this 15-meters large body in the sky. Of course, there are absolutely no risks at all for us.
Above is the average of 2, 300-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the Planewave 17 robotic unit; the telescope tracked the target at its apparent motion, so stars are showing as trails, while 2014 EB25 is a sharp, faint dot in the center of the image. The full Moon created a serious interference and grabbing this target was not easy.
More on 2014 EB25 available on asteroidlive.com
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