Asteroid XP14 is a coming by July 3rd
Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:36 PM
I'm wondering if I should try to borrow a 20x80. The article said it will be about as close to the earth as the moon, so I don't want to over power the view.
I haven't been able to find info on where in the sky I should look for it on the 3rd. If its so close will I be able to see it with the naked eye, or will I have to scan for it.
Help me chase the comet please.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:42 AM
Yes, even though the asteroid will be about the same distance as the moon, it is A LOT dimmer, naturally.
There are a number of websites addressing the situation, including NASA and firstname.lastname@example.org. I would suggest you visit and/or search on the topic.
If you can hone in on its position in a lower power binocular, then, perhaps, the 20x80 can come into play.
Good luck--it'll probably still be raining here in upstate NY, so I've dismissed it from my agenda at this point.
Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:07 AM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:24 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 03:52 AM
Not only the rats wear....., but the skunks like to come into the garage! Also the shed. What is worse, not being able to observe much other than wet leaves, is that it has been terribly humid and uncomfortable. Thank God for central air.