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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

 

Asteroid 1998 QE2, 4 June 2013

Asteroid 1998 QE2, 4 June, 9x10 second exposures stacked in ImageJ and MAX Z-project applied. R filter, iTelescope T9 (click to embigggen).Animated GIF from the 9 frames, it's still zipping along.

Although Near Earth Asteroid 285263 1998 QE2 is well past it's closest approach it's still a nice bright target. Compare today's pictures and animation with the ones from the 31stfrom the 28th and the from the 24th. Bad weather has meant this is the first time I've had a chance to get any images since cloud ruined closest approach on the 1st. Still had a bit of a weather problem, but not bad enough to not get images.

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