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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

[BAA-ebulletin 00720] Notes and charts for 'record-breaking' near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14

BAA electronic bulletin
Dear BAA Member,

On the evening of Friday 15th February, a 'record-breaking' close-pass of
asteroid 2012 DA14 will be visible from the UK, weather permitting.

You can obtain more details and charts here:

Full documentation and ephemerides:

Chart for Feb 15, 19:50-21:00 UT:

Chart for Feb 15, 21:00 - Feb 16, 01:00 UT:

I very much encourage observing this unique event as the object will be
visible in binoculars if the slies remain clear at the crucial time.  An
update / reminder will be sent out a few days ahead of time.  Please report
successful results to myself.  Thanks and good luck.

Richard Miles
Director, Asteroids and Remote Planets Section
arps [at]

2012 January 15

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(c) 2012 British Astronomical Association
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)

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