Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More on the massive asteroid 1998 QE2 - it is estimated to weigh about 40 Billion tons

You may be able to see it through a telescope
Friday night, May 31 2013
QE2 is an Amor class asteroid, that is one whose orbit approaches but does not cross the Earth’s orbit, and whose orbit is further from the Sun than Earth's orbit. It goes round the Sun once every 3 years and 9 months. At it’s farthest from the Sun, it goes well beyond the orbit of Mars.
The good news is that “anyone with a telescope” could hope to have some chance of sighting it in the constellation Libra. See my previous posting in this blog for information on a public viewing through a cyber-telescope with commentary.
Srinivasan Ramani

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