Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2013 QR1: amazing video and image! (24 Aug. 2013)


Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2013 QR1: 24 Aug. 2013

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2013 QR1: 24 Aug. 2013

On 24 Aug. 2013,  the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit was used to follow potentially hazardous asteroid 2013 QR1, during our online, live feed covering this asteroid. It was a great event and asteroid showed very well!

The image above comes from a single 300 seconds exposure, with the robotic mount tracking the fast apparent motion of the target, at about 70″/minute.

Below is a video coming from 180 frames, showing a spectacular sight, with 2013 QR1 “flying” across the stars: the asteroid shows evident variations in brightness, due to its rotation (note there are a few hot pixels, too)


** See this asteroid live, online! **

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1 Response

  1. William Hayes says:

    Sorry I missed the “Live” video about asteroid 2013 QR1.

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