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Asteroid 2014 KH39 from 3 to June 4, 2014 will fly at a distance of 438,480 km from Earth- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:59

In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, at about midnight, the asteroid 2014 KH39 will fly to Earth at a distance of 438,480 kilometers, which is the distance in 1.14 times larger than the Earth-Moon distance. It will pass through the constellation Cepheus at a speed of about 11 km / sec, at the time of closest approach to Earth, it will be near the constellation Ursa Minor. Ideal conditions for observing this event will be in central Europe and Africa, but the brightness of the asteroid - 17, too small that it can be seen with amateur telescopes. Project virtual Telescope Project, under the leadership of Astrophysics Gianluca Masi, while convergence will provide pictures and comments in real time. 2014 KH39 was opened May 24 by automated project Mt. Lemmon Sky Survey. Further observations with this telescope and other apparatus, such as the Pan-starRS 1, set in Hawaii, helped determine its orbit and diameter - about 22 meters. Following the 2014 KH39, just five days, is relatively close to Earth will fly another 2014 HQ124 - at a distance of 3.3 times larger than the Earth-Moon distance . However, since the diameter of the asteroid - about 650 m, the brightness reaches the value +13.7. Observers from the Southern Hemisphere will be able to see it in 8 -inch telescopes and telescopes larger diameter at the time of passing through the constellation clock (Horologium) and Eridan (Eridanus), VIDEO:


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