Triple asteroid amateur image

Triple asteroid amateur image

Triple asteroid amateur image

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Feb. 15 2008 4:00 PM

Triple asteroid amateur image

That cool triple-asteroid I wrote about yesterday? BAUT reader RickJ posted a very cool image he took of it:

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He took a series of 30 second exposures with about a one minute gap between them. During each exposure, the asteroid(s) moved a bit across the sky, so it leaves a dotted trail in the picture. Remember, folks, that just because you read of some fancy-schmancy observatory seeing some object, it doesn't mean you can't see it yourself with a 'scope of your own!

This is very cool, and I encourage you to peruse the images on BAUT, and post some yourself if you have any!