Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2012 QG42: a spectacular movie

Asteroid 2012 QG42 (9 Sept. 2012)

Asteroid 2012 QG42 (9 Sept. 2012)

On 9 Sept. 2012 the robotic Planewave 17″ unit part of the Virtual Telescope was used again to image asteroid 2012 QG42. It was brighter and faster than the previous night, getting closer to the Earth.

The movie below shows the asteroid  surfing the skies quite fast: the Paramount ME equatorial mount was asked to track the apparent motion of the object, so stars appear to run all around.

Don’t miss our live observing session of this asteroid next 13 Sept.!

 

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  1. Jan says:

    Just amazing. Thanks so much! 😀

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