RE: Asteroid Toutatis pays a visit

From: Eric Briggs (ebriggs@sympatico.ca)
Date: Thu Sep 23 2004 - 21:24:46 EDT

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    I've been making a web gallery of Toutatis images at:
    
    http://public.fotki.com/nexstarman/4179_toutatis_-/
    
    It's moving so fast, it's kind of like a satellite...
    
    Cheers  (I'm heading out now to catch it for one more night)
    
    Eric Briggs
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Allen Thomson [mailto:thomsona@flash.net]
    Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 3:17 PM
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    Subject: OT: Asteroid Toutatis pays a visit
    
    
    Perhaps something to look for while waiting for a satellite:
    
    
    
    Space Weather News for Sept. 23, 2004
    http://spaceweather.com
    
    ASTEROID FLYBY: Asteroid 4179 Toutatis is flying past Earth this week. The
    weirdly tumbling space rock is close enough (4 lunar distances) and bright
    enough (9th magnitude) to see through backyard telescopes.  For the next few
    days it will scoot through the constellation Capricornus where amateur
    astronomers worldwide can find it.  By Sept. 29th, when Toutatis is closest
    to Earth, it will be visible mainly from the southern hemisphere.  Observers
    there can see it passing not far from the bright star Alpha
    Centauri. Follow the links at spaceweather.com to sky maps and detailed
    ephemerides.
    
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