Asteroid 2014 J025 April 19, 2017

© 2017 Ernie Webb

Here is a shot of the asteroid passing through Draco last night. The brightest star is epsilon Draconis, and the asteroid trail is in the lower left corner. The photo was taken at 11:03. The exposure was 1 min through the 120 mm at prime focus (f/8.3) and ISO 3200. The asteroid passes through Coma Berenices tonight, and will be next to M64 just before 11 PM. Sky&Telescope online has a detailed map. I did not spot the asteroid in the scope. Tonight I will try to spot it with the 12.5".

Ernie Webb        

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