Saturday, June 01, 2013
Asteroid 1998 QE2, 31 May 2013
|Asteroid 1998 QE2, 31 May, 24x10 second exposures stacked in ImageJ and MAX Z-project applied. R filter, iTelescope T9 (click to embigggen).||Animated GIF from the 24 frames, it's really zipping along now.|
Near Earth Asteroid 285263 1998 QE2 is fairly hooting along now. Compare todays animation with the one from the 28th and the from the 24th. Closest approach is a mere 4 and a half hours away, but then the asteroid will be too close to the horizon to image (and now cloud is ruining my 1 July run). I'll have another go tomorrow.