Near-Earth Asteroid 2012 TC4 extremely close encounter: online observations – 11 and 12 Oct. 2017
Next 12 Oct. 2017, the near-Earth Asteroid 2012 TC4 will have an extremely, but safe, close encounter with us, coming at about 44.000 km from the Earth’s surface. The Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories will show it to you live.
The near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 has a diameter in the range 12-27 meters and this new encounter will be the 2nd one after its discovery in 2012. At that time, it was covered by one of our events, so it is an old friend of the Virtual Telescope Project.
Of course, we will offer a live, online event sharing real-time images of 2012 TC4 with live commentary by our scientific staff. This time, thanks to our brand-new partership with Tenagra Observatories, in Arizona, USA.
We scheduled two online observing sessions, to cover 2012 TC4 at our best, using both telescopes in Italy and USA. Here it is the timetable:
- 11 Oct. 2017, starting at 19:00 UT from Italy
- 12 Oct. 2017, starting at 02:00 UT from Arizona
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