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Guy Wells

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  1. Pluto?

    This is your image overlayed with Stellarium.
  2. Pluto?

    Your identification is correct.
  3. Thank you Steve. (I see you are based in London...)
  4. No idea why I posted this in here instead of the imaging section....
  5. http://www.neoshield.eu/capture-asteroids-2017/ Guide:
  6. The object appears stella, so the designation has changed from C/2017 U1 to A/2017 U1.
  7. insight-astronomy-photographer-year

    Good work. Anything interesting on page 109?
  8. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is on its way to the Near Earth asteroid Bennu, where it will arrive in 2018. To get there, the spacecraft needs to do a gravity assist maneuver. Today, September 22nd, OSIRIS-REx will fly by the Earth. Here it is, 16 hours before closest approach, at a distance of 386,000 km (about the distance from the Earth to the Moon). It was about 17 mag at that time. https://www.asteroidmission.org/
  9. Hi Gary. I see your first two measurements from your observatory code. Unfortunately the residuals are quite bad. If your other measurements are worse they may not be used.
  10. insight-astronomy-photographer-year

    Well done Avaní.
  11. Congratulations on your first asteroid.
  12. Near Earth asteroid (3122) Florence (3122) Florence is an Amor-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 4.9 km. It will make a close approach to Earth on September 1st, at a distance of 0.05 AU (7.1 million km). During the close approach it brightens to 8.5 mag and becomes visible in small telescopes for several nights. Florence is the largest asteroid to pass this close to Earth since the first Near Earth asteroids were discovered over a century ago.
  13. Florence on the way

    We'll continue observations until a lot fainter than that!