Archive for October 6th, 2012

Next close approach of an asteroid is on 7th October

L. Elenin / ISON-NM Observatory

Tomorrow, at 19:03 Moscow time, a Near-Earth asteroid will make a close approach. The asteroid was discovered at the privately owned Tenagra Observatory less than 24 hours ago. Currently, the object is still being confirmed by the Minor Planet Center and has been given temporary designation TCT501. The asteroid should pass at 256 500 km from Earth, which is inside the lunar orbit. Weather permitting, tomorrow we will conduct photometric observations of this object. This asteroid is estimated to be 25-50 meters in diameter.

Translation by Maksim Kakitsev.

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