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Come see live video of 2005 YU55!!!

 
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You guys, it passed many hours ago.

Its over.

Wasn't much to see and didn't destroy the earth.
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Thank you Astro!! Interesting to watch indeed.

The moon has a gorgeous ring around it this evening.....ahhhh rain in the forecast.
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Thanks for all the support guys, I mean it. Looks like the clouds finally came to ruin our fun, but at least we had a good view of it for a few hours there. Goodnight all. I'll calculate the orbit again using the data from tonight sometime when I get the chance.
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Thanks for all the support guys, I mean it. Looks like the clouds finally came to ruin our fun, but at least we had a good view of it for a few hours there. Goodnight all. I'll calculate the orbit again using the data from tonight sometime when I get the chance.
 Quoting: Astromut

When does it make the close approach to the moon Astro?
There is a dumbass hiding on your keyboard. They are between "Y" and "I"
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Re: Come see live video of 2005 YU55!!!
So I assume it has already passed the moon then?
Thanks for the live stream Astromut! hf
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in 2 hours!
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So I assume it has already passed the moon then?
Thanks for the live stream Astromut! hf
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Not yet, but it will. It was right where JPL said it would be. The orbit I calculated for it was also in agreement with theirs. I'll calculate the orbit again using the data from tonight's video later, I'm too sleepy to do it right this minute but it should also show good agreement with the JPL data during the close approach (though 1 night of observation isn't enough for accuracy in long term predictions)
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in 2 hours!
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What happens?
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it will pass the moon
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[link to www.ustream.tv]
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live video is down, but lets keep early links open so others can click and curse. Hey mods, can you help update the opening links so others can save time?

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Thanks Astro.

The Keck Observatory was supposed to be filming it right now but they are fogged in. They are waiting and jawboning at present.

[link to www.ustream.tv]
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this one is still on
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yeah I revised my "urk" sorry to spout off without checking further down the chain.
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Thanks Astro.

The Keck Observatory was supposed to be filming it right now but they are fogged in. They are waiting and jawboning at present.

[link to www.ustream.tv]
 Quoting: TBar1984


Thanks for hosting a replay of my footage man (so THAT'S why my # of subscribers suddenly exploded lol)!

Here are links to the longer replays, but the ads make them more annoying (probably the last time I stream through ustream instead of justin.tv or something else):
[link to www.ustream.tv]
[link to www.ustream.tv]
[link to www.ustream.tv]
[link to www.ustream.tv]

Links 2 and 3 are just short clips from when I was trying to time the start of the video recording right to make it easy to perform the data reduction later in order to calculate the orbit. 1 and 4 are the main recordings.

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hah
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What confuses me, is why we see NASA images from the 7th. the best one yet, as to its shape. But we dont see any from today, when it is closest. Clouds over both radio telescopes? They arnt pointed the right direction?

There was an article saying they were planning the 8th to be the big picture taking day, I thought.
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in 2 hours!
 Quoting: Vandetta7


What happens?
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My giant pork will be ready in the oven.
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Thanks for all the support guys, I mean it. Looks like the clouds finally came to ruin our fun, but at least we had a good view of it for a few hours there. Goodnight all. I'll calculate the orbit again using the data from tonight sometime when I get the chance.
 Quoting: Astromut


Great broadcast tonight! Thanks!

At 8:09 EST, something zipped diagonally across the frame from right side to left top at great speed across the whole field.

Then, at 8:22, yu55 passed by what looked like a large planetary object waxing.

Once, while passing rather close to another object, I thought I saw it veer a bit off course, and yet another time I could swear I saw a large dispersal of material when it appeared to hit something head on!

Man oh man, what a show you gave us tonight!

Many thanks!
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What confuses me, is why we see NASA images from the 7th. the best one yet, as to its shape. But we dont see any from today, when it is closest. Clouds over both radio telescopes? They arnt pointed the right direction?

There was an article saying they were planning the 8th to be the big picture taking day, I thought.
 Quoting: quest 1482722


Yeah. I thought they have the most powerful telescope atop a mountain in hawaii anyway which would negate any cloud cover problem. What gives? Astromut, can you please shed some light on why there are no high quality still pictures yet?
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What confuses me, is why we see NASA images from the 7th. the best one yet, as to its shape. But we dont see any from today, when it is closest. Clouds over both radio telescopes? They arnt pointed the right direction?

There was an article saying they were planning the 8th to be the big picture taking day, I thought.
 Quoting: quest 1482722


Yeah. I thought they have the most powerful telescope atop a mountain in hawaii anyway which would negate any cloud cover problem. What gives? Astromut, can you please shed some light on why there are no high quality still pictures yet?
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I'm guessing they just haven't processed the images from the radio telescopes yet, but as for the optical images, at 400 meters size and over 300,000 km distance, this asteroid was about 0.27 arcseconds wide as seen from earth. You're not going to get high resolution images of the asteroid with only a quarter of an arcsecond of angular size to work with. In fact, it'll look just like a dot (which it did).
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What confuses me, is why we see NASA images from the 7th. the best one yet, as to its shape. But we dont see any from today, when it is closest. Clouds over both radio telescopes? They arnt pointed the right direction?

There was an article saying they were planning the 8th to be the big picture taking day, I thought.
 Quoting: quest 1482722


It takes a little time to process the data. radar returns are not direct images.
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What confuses me, is why we see NASA images from the 7th. the best one yet, as to its shape. But we dont see any from today, when it is closest. Clouds over both radio telescopes? They arnt pointed the right direction?

There was an article saying they were planning the 8th to be the big picture taking day, I thought.
 Quoting: quest 1482722


Yeah. I thought they have the most powerful telescope atop a mountain in hawaii anyway which would negate any cloud cover problem. What gives? Astromut, can you please shed some light on why there are no high quality still pictures yet?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5002853


Keck did adaptive optics imaging and showed an image 12 pixels across. That is about as high as you can get optically. Keck is a 10 meter telescope.

[link to www.ustream.tv]

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Astro, can you get me up to speed? Where's yu55 right now? Is it far past us and the moon, will you turn on your cam again? And is there a chance it could round-about like the movie melancholia, or is that just hollywood hype?
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Haven't seen melancholia, but it's beyond the earth moon system now and that was the only approach of that asteroid that close for a long time to come. It'd be too dim to do the kind of video I did last night now. It's not going to suddenly swing around though; that's just hollywood.
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Astro...Is Comet Elenin supposedly going to hit us or something later today? On the 9th?...And are we going to have massive Earthquakes???...WIll I still be able to sleep soundfully tonight??...ANd WHy did the FEMA test fail????
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SO MANY QUESTIONS! And litteraly only 1 person I think I can believe and put my heart and ease is you Astro...Please...WHat's up?...PLease tell me everything will be fine...
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Astro...Is Comet Elenin supposedly going to hit us or something later today? On the 9th?...And are we going to have massive Earthquakes???...WIll I still be able to sleep soundfully tonight??...
 Quoting: AC

Elenin's remnants are nowhere near us, so no, it's not going to hit us or cause earthquakes.
ANd WHy did the FEMA test fail????
 Quoting: AC

Dunno, I'm not a telecommunications expert.
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SO MANY QUESTIONS! And litteraly only 1 person I think I can believe and put my heart and ease is you Astro...Please...WHat's up?...PLease tell me everything will be fine...
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Everything will be fine. I have a question for you... why are you using my screen name?
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I see I see...SO you say nothing is supposed to happen tonight then, right? <333333





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