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Date/Location February 12, 2012 KEASA Observtory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings SBIG ST-2000XCM CCD Camera -10°C
Telescope Stellarvue SV102 102 mm f/6.3 apochromatic refractor
Mount Orion Atlas
Exposure 50 minutes
Processing CCDOpts, Images Plus 3.0, Photoshop
Other The asteroid Eros moves through the constellation Hydra 13 days after closest approach to Earth. The asteriod is around magnitude 9 and was 17.4 miliion miles away during this image. The brightest star in the filed of view is HD89100 mag 8.5.
Asteriod Eros
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