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Tonights Asteroid Sky Position - North America - Best View -

 
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Sunday Night's Flyby of Asteroid 2004 XP14
By Roger W. Sinnott

Late Sunday night that is, in the predawn hours of Monday, July 3, 2006 a small asteroid will sail from Andromeda past the Double Cluster in Perseus, then through Cassiopeia and into Cepheus. For a few hours it will be as bright as 11th magnitude, making it easily visible to skywatchers with a 6-inch telescope or larger. North America happens to be the best place on Earth for witnessing this event in a dark sky...

[link to skyandtelescope.com]
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So if you see it with your naked eye tonight...

ahhh
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Incoming!!!

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Re: Tonights Asteroid Sky Position - North America - Best View -
Sunday Night's Flyby of Asteroid 2004 XP14
By Roger W. Sinnott

Late Sunday night that is, in the predawn hours of Monday, July 3, 2006 a small asteroid will sail from Andromeda past the Double Cluster in Perseus, then through Cassiopeia and into Cepheus. For a few hours it will be as bright as 11th magnitude, making it easily visible to skywatchers with a 6-inch telescope or larger. North America happens to be the best place on Earth for witnessing this event in a dark sky...

[link to skyandtelescope.com]
 Quoting: Info 94280



Oh yeah like that is really helpful ....from Andromeda past the Double Cluster in Perseus, then through Cassiopeia and into Cepheus. Like i know where that is ...
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Re: Tonights Asteroid Sky Position - North America - Best View -
Sunday Night's Flyby of Asteroid 2004 XP14
By Roger W. Sinnott

Late Sunday night that is, in the predawn hours of Monday, July 3, 2006 a small asteroid will sail from Andromeda past the Double Cluster in Perseus, then through Cassiopeia and into Cepheus. For a few hours it will be as bright as 11th magnitude, making it easily visible to skywatchers with a 6-inch telescope or larger. North America happens to be the best place on Earth for witnessing this event in a dark sky...

[link to skyandtelescope.com]



Oh yeah like that is really helpful ....from Andromeda past the Double Cluster in Perseus, then through Cassiopeia and into Cepheus. Like i know where that is ...
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Get a starchart on the internet .. these are basic basic constelations.
With a NA starchart, you should be able to know where to look within minutes.

BUT - if you don't even know the basic constelations, don't expect to have the skill to find it and track it (it is moving ya know). Especially not in any city. You'll need dark skies and a moderate telescope (none of those walmart $200 toy telescopes).
You'll need an apeture of at least 6" .. probably 8" or 10" if you're within 50km from a big city. And even then, it will be a very dim little fuzz of light moving slowly.
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I saw a brightness in the sky!!
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh
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I saw a brightness in the sky!!
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 108197


You wouldn't be able to see it to the naked eye...not even remotely close. Even with a moderate telescope, it would appear as a really dim point of light. - Almost non visible and it would appear tiny in even a 5mm eyepiece in a 1200mm focal lengh telescope. - Much much much smaller than a "star".
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See it on www.springbrookobservatory.com
under "Todays Pics"
Southern Hemisphere early this morning.
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See it on www.springbrookobservatory.com
under "Todays Pics"
Southern Hemisphere early this morning.
 Quoting: helenjl34 59791


Yes and that's with a 14" apeture telescope! Every 2 extra inches almost doubles the light gathering capacity of a telescope!

So like I said before, you'd need AT LEAST an 8" telescope to view it. Remember that a 10" is almost twice as powerful as an 8".

And a 14" is in a whole diffrent ballpark!

If it's that dim and small with that, imagine with the naked eye (impossible to see by far)





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