Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (4179) Toutatis close approach: video (11 Dec. 2012)
At the Virtual Telescope, we have been constantly following the potentially hazardous asteroid (4179) Toutatis.
In the image above, the telescope tracked the asteroid, so stars appears as trails.
The video below comes from about 400 frames like the one above, which was part of the sequence.
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All the images were captured remotely using the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project
The Virtual Telescope planned a free, online session to show Toutatis in real time!
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İs this a broad band image or ar eyou using a filter to restrict your wavelength coveradge? what magnitude are you getting from this clip??
Tuba Koktay and Ian Shelton
all images are unfiltered!