Saturday, June 16, 2012
Near Earth Asteroid 2012 LZ1 10:10 UT, 15 June 2012
NEO 2012 LZ1 was imaged here at 10:10 UT, nearly 11 hours after its closest approach of 13-14 lunar-distances (that's the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 0.036 AU) on June 14 23:10 UT. The asteroid is just zipping past the faint globular cluster PAL 11 when this series of images were taken.
I was trying for a longer series of images to make a really cool animation, but the oncoming twilight put paid to that.
Here's my animation.