Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 DX110 getting close: a movie (4 Mar. 2014)

Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 DX110: a movie (4 Mar. 2014)

Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 DX110: a movie (4 Mar. 2014)

Above is a movie showing the near-Earth asteroid 2014 DX110 while approaching our planet.

101 images were taken back to back, each exposed for 20 seconds, remotely using  the Planewave 17 robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The Paramount ME robotic mount was tracking the apparent motion of the target, providing an exceptional performance and effect, as usual.

At the imaging time, this 30 meters large asteroid was at 1.3 millions of km from us and apparently moving with a rate of 40″/minute.

Click here to see asteroid 2014 DX110 live, online!

 

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