Near-Earth Asteroid 2023 DZ2 very close encounter: a time-lapse – 22 Mar. 2023

While waiting to show it live, online later today, we share this time-lapse of the near-Earth asteroid 2023 DZ2 while safely coming very close .

Near-Earth Asteroid 2023 DZ2: 22 Mar. 2023.

Near-Earth Asteroid 2023 DZ2: 22 Mar. 2023.

Images used in the time-lapse come single, 30-second exposures, remotely taken with the C14 + Paramount ME + SBIG ST8-XME robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope.

At the imaging time, asteroid 2023 DZ2 was at about 1.8 millions of km from us and was safely approaching our planet, while getting brighter and brigther.

This 41-92 meters large asteroid (source: Nasa/JPL) was discovered on 27 Feb. 2023 and announced on 16 Mar. 2023. Of course, there are no risks at all for our planet.

We will show this asteroid live at the time of its fly-by with the Earth!

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