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29267RE: [midatlanticretro] OT: Asteroids!

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  • B. Degnan
    Feb 15, 2013
      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman-" <VAXman@...>
      > Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 9:01 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] OT: Asteroids!
      > "B Degnan" <billdeg@...> writes:
      > >I bet, and this is just a hunch, that the meteorite that hit Russia a
      > >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
      > >take the telescope out tonight, last night was a good night (the moon
      > >was still small after new moon).
      > You're expecting to see 2102 D14? If you could, I'd wager you'd only
      > it very very briefly in your field of view as it passes and, even if
      > telescope has tracking capabilites, those are not geared to track a fast
      > moving object such as 2102 D14 wizzing by at 20K miles out. ;)
      > --

      Not really, but I am expecting more shooting stars than normal. and it
      might be a clear night with a sliver moon.

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