[AZ-Observing] Re: Incoming Earth-grazer

  • From: BillFerris@xxxxxxx
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:11:54 EST

Brian,
Will updated ephemerides be available, today? If so, where?

Regards,

Bill

Brian Skiff wrote:
>     A small near-Earth asteroid will be coming very close in the
>next 24 hours.  The orbit just issued by the Minor Planet Center
>shows a nominal miss distance of about 60,000 km (about 37,000 miles)
>at around Mar 18.9 to 19.0 UT (i.e. about 24 hours from now).
>The prediction is that it will be about mag. 10 for a couple hours only.
>The daily motion at the time will be circa 20 deg per hour!
>It will probably be un-findable using the ephemeris published at:
>
>http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/mpec/K04/K04F24.html

Bill Ferris
"Cosmic Voyage: The Online Resource for Amateur Astronomers"
URL: http://www.cosmic-voyage.net


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