29265RE: [midatlanticretro] OT: Asteroids!
- Feb 15, 2013"B Degnan" <billdeg@...> writes:
>I bet, and this is just a hunch, that the meteorite that hit Russia aYou're expecting to see 2102 D14? If you could, I'd wager you'd only see
>part of a "cloud" of debris loosely following that larger asteroid that
>is due to pass the Earth today, I think within tens of thousands of
>miles. I would expect another meteor strike in the next 72 hours, I may
>take the telescope out tonight, last night was a good night (the moon
>was still small after new moon).
it very very briefly in your field of view as it passes and, even if your
telescope has tracking capabilites, those are not geared to track a fast
moving object such as 2102 D14 wizzing by at 20K miles out. ;)
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