Asteroid 2012 QG42 and an artificial satellite

Asteroid 2012 QG42 and a satellite trail ( 11sept2012)

Asteroid 2012 QG42 and a satellite trail ( 11sept2012)

While preparing for a session on asteroid 2012 QG42, a test image was taken with the Planewave 17” unit part of theVirtual Telescope. The asteroid showed as a little trail, while there was a long one left by an artificial satellite, by chance crossing the asteroid trail. Of course, it is only a question of perspective.

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