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1998 OR2

1998 OR2 is an Amor-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 2000 – 4600 metres. It was first observed by NEAT, Haleakala on 24th July 1998. It makes a 'close' approach on the 29th April, at a distance of 0.0420 AU (6.3 million km) from Earth.We observed 1998 OR2 at magnitude +12.2, quite likely to be one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids that we will observe this year.During the days around its close approach 1998 OR2 is expected to become brighter than 11th magnitude. Whilst not visible to the naked eye, it will be easily observable through most telescopes!*A rapidly tumbling piece of debris, Titan 3C Transtage R/B (rocket body) can be seen passing through the animation. It was launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in July 1967*#SpotTheAsteroidNortholt Branch ObservatoriesAsteroid DayNEOShield-2Qhyccd

Publicado por Northolt Branch Observatories em Terça-feira, 21 de abril de 2020

 

1998 OR2 is an Amor-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 2000 – 4600 metres. It was first observed by NEAT, Haleakala on 24th July 1998. It makes a ‘close’ approach on the 29th April, at a distance of 0.0420 AU (6.3 million km) from Earth.

We observed 1998 OR2 at magnitude +12.2, quite likely to be one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids that we will observe this year.

During the days around its close approach 1998 OR2 is expected to become brighter than 11th magnitude. Whilst not visible to the naked eye, it will be easily observable through most telescopes!

*A rapidly tumbling piece of debris, Titan 3C Transtage R/B (rocket body) can be seen passing through the animation. It was launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in July 1967*

#SpotTheAsteroid

Northolt Branch Observatories
Asteroid Day
NEOShield-2
Qhyccd

1998 OR2 é um asteróide do tipo Amor potencialmente perigoso com um diâmetro de 2000-4600 metros. Foi observado pela primeira vez pela NEAT, Haleakala em 24 de Julho de 1998. Ele faz uma abordagem “próxima” no dia 29 de Abril, a uma distância de 0.0420 UA (6.3 milhões de km) da Terra.

Observamos 1998 OR2 em magnitude + 12.2, muito provável que seja um dos asteróides mais brilhantes da Terra que iremos observar este ano.

Durante os dias em torno de sua aproximação estreita, espera-se que 1998 OR2 se torne mais brilhante do que a 11 ª magnitude. Embora não seja visível a olho nu, será facilmente observável através da maioria dos telescópios!

* Um pedaço de destroços rapidamente caindo, Titan 3 C Transstage R / B (corpo de foguete) pode ser visto passando pela animação. Foi lançado a partir do Gama de testes oriental da Força Aérea em Julho de 1967 *

#SpotTheAsteroid

Northolt Branch Observatories
Asteroid Day
NEOShield-2
Qhyccd

22/04/2020

 

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