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Guy Wells

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2017 CS

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Guy Wells    244

2017 CS is an Apollo-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 360-800 metres, seen here moving at 24 "/min over a 25 minute period.

This asteroid is currently very bright at 13th magnitude.

 

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EWHB    26

I will keep an eye out for this... I will have a look and see if there is any information on the NASA NEO website.

Thanks for the heads up!

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nightfisher    6,894

Is that hazardous as in possible earth impacter 

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Guy Wells    244

2017 CS is not a possible impactor. It is a PHA because its Minimum Orbit Intersection Distance (MOID) with the Earth is less than 0.05 au

2017 CS is curently at closest approach. 0.02 AU (2991957km)

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Dave In Vermont    4,928

You might be interested in a free subscription to the Daily Minor Planet. And the IAU Minor Planet Center is open to the public to peruse and read. Here's a link:

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/daily-minor-planet

Have a nice Minor-Panic delivered to your email everyday!

Dave

 

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Guy Wells    244

When we plan the observatories schedule we use a variety of sources to determine what asteroids need data to reduce their orbital uncertainties.
The asteroid in that link is at very low declination so impossible from our location.

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