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Steven Bellavia
Mattituck, NY, USA
04/29/2020
02:00 am

Equipment Details:

Homemade 4.5 inch Newtonian Reflector
ZWO ASI 183MM Pro Camera

Post-processing Details:

320 x 10 second exposures

Image Details:

Asteroid 1998 OR2 {52678]is a 2 Km (1.2 mile) diameter, potentially hazardous asteroid, whose eccentric orbit crosses the orbit of the Earth.
It was discovered on 24 July 1998, by astronomers at the Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii.
On the morning of April 29th, 2020, asteroid 1998 OR2 passed within 6 million Km (4 million miles) of Earth
Use the YouTube link to view the time lapse was formed with over 300 images, using a 4.5 inch Newtonian reflector, representing 2 hours of motion.