Near-Earth asteroid 2014 BR57: an image (16 Feb. 2014)
See this asteroid live with us!
While waiting for the live, online event scheduled for this Earth approacher, the Virtual Telescope had a preview of 2014 BR57.
The Planewave 17 robotic unit managed to capture that difficult light, while the Full Moon was high in the sky. The telescope tracked the asteroid, so it looks like a small dot of light, while stars shifted on the background.
Above is the average of three images, with 2014 BR57 marked by two white lines.
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