Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 AL30 - Close approach Video & Image

Just few hours before the close approach of small asteroid 2010 AL30 to Earth at about 0.34 lunar-distance, we have been able to image it remotely through the GRAS network, using a scope located in Mayhill (New Mexico).

This is a single 120-second exposure showing the asteroid as a trail among the field stars (more details on image):

(click on the image for a bigger version )

While below you can see an animation composed of 6 frames, each frame is a 30-second exposure. Click on it for a bigger version:

by Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sostero


Anonymous said...

Very impressive. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work!

Team said...

Thanks for your comment, appreciated!!