Bright Asteroid Close Pass to Earth next 2 Days

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Bright Asteroid Close Pass to Earth next 2 Days

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Asteroid 2014 JO25 will be visible in 3 inch scope. Look out for it these two nights! Asteroid finder charts in S&T link below.

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/ma ... spartanntp

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... -backyard/
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Thanks for sharing Richard! It's cloudy tonight though.... :)
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Thank you Richard.
So given the right seeing conditions, it should be possible to see it tonight between Bootes and Ursa Major about 1 am?
Is that correct?
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I hope to view and image the asteroid tonite!

Should be visible from 11pm onwards till 6am, from Singapore. At 11pm it would be in the NE in Bootes at 30 deg above our horizon (Singapore).

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Closest approach was already past at 8pm tonight. Look out for a 11th magnitude "star" that moves about 0.5 degrees (one Moon diameter) in half hour. There is a bit of thin haze tonight, but good luck guys.
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