Asteroid 2012 QG42 update: 8 Sept. 2012
Early on Sept. 8, the Virtual Telescope was remotely used to get more data on this potentially hazardous asteroid. Among others, we took a single image with our Planewave 17″ robotic unit, leaving the telescope tracking the stars, as usual. Doing so, the object left a clear trail, because of its very fast apparent motion.
While getting closer and closer, 2012QG42 will be event faster. We will share live images of this asteroid next Sept. 12: if you want to see it in person, just check our special, free event!
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