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Video of Asteroid Erigone Close Encounter with Regulus

24 Mar 2014, 15:51 UTC
Video of Asteroid Erigone Close Encounter with Regulus
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Although Murfreesboro TN was not going to be in the path of the full occultation of Regulus by the asteroid Erigone, we did have clear skies enough to try and capture the close encounter. I recorded a series of 15sec exposures over an hour and a half, with a handful of the individual images being used to create this animation. I used a Celestron C8 operating at f3.3 and a Meade DSI II camera to capture this event. This event was also broadcasted LIVE on NightSkiesNetwork (AtTheEyepiece Channel). However, the asteroid was misidentified during the live broadcast (a bad pixel!), and thus wasn't truly verified until after the live event had ended, and further scrutiny of the images took place.

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