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Post by Paulie pchris00 on Dec 2, 2012 7:48:33 GMT -6
I saw this in last month's Sky & Telescope, and have been looking for to it. I've never seen a near Earth asteroid. We've got a few day window to catch it, which helps the odds that the weather will cooperate. I doubt I'll be able to get any images of it, but I've been getting some experience in the Hunter Astrophoto Lab at the observatory complex, so maybe I can give it a shot. In an effort to have more CAS members utilize the HAL telescope, it's been set up for visual observing. Now that I've learned the telescope, maybe I'll figure out how to set it up for AP again, and how to use the CCD. It would be cool to get several shots as 4179 Toutatis whizzes by.
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