Author Topic: Asteroid (3200) Phaethon  (Read 673 times)

Longjohn54

  • CSOG'er
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 547
  • Karma: +8/-0
Asteroid (3200) Phaethon
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:41:37 PM »
This asteroid makes its closest approach to earth this evening.  At mag 11.2 it's going to be fun trying to spot it and it's pretty fast moving.
The chart shows its path across the sky from 3pm today to 3am tomorrow.
John

Ad Astra Tabernamque  (to the stars and pub)

wullmeister

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 576
  • Karma: +8/-0
Re: Asteroid (3200) Phaethon
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 04:33:05 PM »
Nice 1 thanks. Just a shame itís not going to be clear tonight for me [emoji20]


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Longjohn54

  • CSOG'er
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 547
  • Karma: +8/-0
Re: Asteroid (3200) Phaethon
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 12:17:13 PM »
My sky was clear in that there were no clouds but the seeing was appalling, like looking through mist, so I didn't spot it at all.
John

Ad Astra Tabernamque  (to the stars and pub)