Daily Archive: August 20, 2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012 at Virtual Telescope

Online Messier Marathon 2012 – 4th edition!

On April 2012 the Virtual Telescope offered again its most important event: the Online Messier Marathon. This year it was the 4rd edition and, as since 2010, it was included as an official event...

The orbit of 2012 OQ with its position for 24 July 2012 at 18:30UT

Asteroid 2012 OQ close encounter

Asteroid 2012 OQ was discovered on July 17, 2012 by “La Sagra” survey, in Spain. The Virtual Telescope team contributed to confirm its existence and their observations were included in the discovery circular (MPEC 2012-O13). It turned out...

Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) and M15 (2011)

Destination: Comet Garradd

After quite a long absence, an interesting comet was coming again, its name being C/2009 P1 (Garradd). Discovered by the australian astronomer Gordon J. Garradd on 13 aug 2009, this comet will be interestingly...

Asteroid 2012 EG5 close encounter

Asteroid 2012 EG5 close encounter

On 30 March 2012, the Virtual Telescope offered a live, exclusive event to show the passage of asteroid 2012 EG5 online. While waiting for that session, a few nights earlier we managed to follow this...

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