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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 

New Posts on Asteroid 2012 DA14

The ABC has an article of mine on how to see the the close approach of asteroid 2012 DA14 using binoculars (and some handy ways to visualise the scale of the encounter).

And I've just published an article in  The Conversation about the loss of asteroid hunter Rob McNaught's funding and what it means for detecting potentially hazardous objects using 2012 DA14 as an example. 


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Hi Ian, just read the article on the ABC, the table doesnt have BRisbane in it, does that meant eh asteriod wont be visible to us up here?

thanks
 
Yes, unfortunately the binocular accessible part of the flyby occurs too deep in twilight to be seen. If you have a telescope you may catch it earlier.
 
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