Rosetta-Swingby next tuesday

From: Rainer Kresken (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2007 - 14:12:41 UTC

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    Dear all,
    As you may know, ESA's comet probe Rosetta will make an earth flyby next 
    Here is a document with some images that illustrate the geometry.
    Rosetta is already know brighter than 18 m and is therefore in reach of 
    CCD equipped amateur telescopes and was already  mistaken for an astroid. ;)
    I would have liked to see the face of the guy doing the orbit calculation...
    Monday evening should offer very good opportunities to for nothern 
    hemisphere observers to take CCD images of Rosetta.
    To get ephemerides for your location, consult
    This JPL site uses very recent Rosetta orbit data provided by ESA.
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