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#1 Flyingsnow

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:14 PM

I just read an article about a small asteroid, about the size of a car, that has been orbiting out planet. They’re calling it a temporary moon. Does anyone know about this, have observed, or images it?

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:31 PM

https://earthsky.org...de511-395375405



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:08 AM

Hi Flyingsnow. Co-discoverer of 2020 CD3 here. What would you want to know? At mag 23 it is a challenging object to say the least, even for us with meter-class telescopes. CNN and other news outlets have shared the discovery images that I posted on my twitter.

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html


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#4 Flyingsnow

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 03:50 AM

Hi Flyingsnow. Co-discoverer of 2020 CD3 here. What would you want to know? At mag 23 it is a challenging object to say the least, even for us with meter-class telescopes. CNN and other news outlets have shared the discovery images that I posted on my twitter.

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

Congratulations on the co-discovery. I had read the article which led me to start the topic. I Haden’s even thought about the magnitude. I just wanted to be able to see it with my own two, errr one. 


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:52 AM

Always good to have a pro astronomer on here. Congrats on your discovery of this alien surveillance craft... err,  I mean 'rock' grin.gif


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:52 AM

This is really neat. Thanks for the links, and it's neat to have the co-discoverer here!
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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:23 PM

Will this temp moon transit the sun or moon? If on a close pass would it be visible in small scopes?




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