Emily LakdawallaOct 06, 2008

Movie, made with real photos, of asteroid 2008 TC3 on approach to Earth

Coolness: here's an animation of several images of 2008 TC3, captured by G. Sostero, E. Guido, V. Gonano, and P. Camilleri at the Remanzacco Observatory just a few hours before it was to hit. Sostero was one of the winners of one of the Society's 2007 Shoemaker NEO grants -- I wonder if the equipment that our members bought with his $4,400 prize was used to obtain these images?

2008 TC3 enters eclipse in less than half an hour, so time's running out to observe it before the fireworks start...

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