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2010 AL30 - Close approach Video & Image

14 Jan 2010, 20:17 UTC
2010 AL30 - Close approach Video & Image
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Just few hours before the close approach of small asteroid 2010 AL30 to Earth at about 0.34 lunar-distance, we have been able to image it remotely through the GRAS network, using a scope located in Mayhill (New Mexico).This is a single 120-second exposures showing the asteroid as a trail among the field stars (more details on image): (click here for a bigger version http://bit.ly/4tH4a2 )While here you can see an animation composed of 6 frames, each frame is a 30-second exposure:http://bit.ly/8F1LsYby Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sostero

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