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Old 31-08-2017, 06:39 PM
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(3122) Florence

Bright asteroid up n about right now in Aqr.

Northern Hemisphere centric article;
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser...rth-this-week/
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Old 31-08-2017, 11:59 PM
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Thanks for the heads up...

Btw, I like the name. All NEOs/asteroids should get nanna names, it makes them sound less threatening - less 'Nibirus' and more 'Nancys'
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:29 AM
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Doesn't show up in SkySafari which is a shame, sure would make it easy to align on.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:08 AM
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thanks, but Bendy Ben from Bunbury is a good'n

Malcolm, i got it on my phone 'sky safari 5 plus'
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Clouds ..... lots of 'em.
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I got to see Florence tonight, courtesy of the JPL Horizons ephemeris. It is definitely moving faster than the usual asteroid.

Made a movie of it but not sure how to do a movie here. In the meantime, here are some bitmaps. The NEO was mag 8.4 according to JPL; certainly the brightest thing in the field at the time.

Images are 8 seconds apart. Telescope was LX90-10" @ f/5, Grasshopper Express + ADVS for timekeeping. Dark field applied in Tangra.

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