Near-Earth Asteroid 2018 DV1 very close encounter: online observations – 2 Mar. 2018

Next 2 Mar. 2018, the near-Earth Asteroid 2018 DV1 will have a very close, but safe, encounter with us, coming at about 105.000 km from the Earth’s surface, less than 1/3rd of the lunar distance. The Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories will show it to you live.

Near-Earth asteroid 2018 DV1: poster of the event

Near-Earth asteroid 2018 DV1: poster of the event

The near-Earth asteroid 2018 DV1, which discovery by the Mt. Lemmon Survey (Arizona) was announced yesterday by the Minor Planet Center, has a diameter in the range 5.6 – 12 meters and it will be visible only with powerful enough telescopes.

You can see it live, online, from the comfort of your home thanks to the partership between the Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories, in Arizona, USA.

To cover 2018 DV1, we will use the 16″ robotic telescope available at Tenagra Observatories. The live, online event is scheduled as below:

  • 2 Mar. 2017, starting at 05:30 UT from Arizona

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

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1 Response

  1. Damn, missed it. Will there be another bus sized assteroid along shortly – the timetable I looked at said yes, but with all this snow we’ve been having lately, not sure if it will be cancelled!

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