Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (357439) – 2004 BL86 very close encounter: online event (26 Jan. 2015)

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Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (357439)-2004 BL86

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (357439)-2004 BL86

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Next 26 Jan. 2015, at  16:20 UT, the 650-meters large potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) asteroid  (357439) – 2004 BL86 will made a very close approach with the Earth, reaching a minimum distance of 1.1 millions of km, that is 3.1 lunar distances. The body will be as bright as mag 9.5, so easily accessible with small telescopes/binoculars.

Of course, this is a very safe distance, but still a very spectacular circumstance, so  the Virtual Telescope Project will offer a live, online event sharing real-time images of  (357439) – 2004 BL86 with live commentary by our scientific staff.

The online, free session is scheduled for 26 Jan. 2015, starting at 19:30 UT. At that time, the object will be at its maximum brightness, assuring a spectacular sight.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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2 Responses

  1. brandy adams says:

    how can i watch this asteroid i donated money

    • Gianluca Masi says:

      money is not mandatory for viewing, donation are spontaneous. If you want refund please just let me know your paypal email address

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