Near-Earth Asteroid 2018 RC very close encounter: online observations – 8 Sept. 2018
Next 9 Sept. 2018, the near-Earth Asteroid 2018 RC will have a very close, but safe, encounter with us, coming at about 220.000 km from the Earth’s surface, 50% of the lunar distance. The Virtual Telescope Project will show it to you live.
The near-Earth asteroid 2018 RC, discovered by the ATLAS survey (Hawaii) on 3 Sept. 2018 and announced the next day by the Minor Planet Center, has an estimated diameter in the range 32-71 meters and, just before its flyby, it will be visible with small (10 cm large) telescopes, as a 12 mag. dot of light.
The Virtual Telescope Project will show it live, thanks to its advanced technologies, bringing it to you via the Internet. This way, you can join the journey from the comfort of your home,
The live feed will start on 8 Sept. 2018, at 22:00 UTC, when it will be close to its maximum brightness.
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