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Heads up: nice NEO pass

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Heads up: nice NEO pass

Hello,

I'd just like to flag that 2015 FP118 will be making a close approach on September 3rd. It's predicted to be around mag 15 at that time, and most importantly it will be located very far north on the celestial sphere, so nice and easy for us. It'll be moving with an apparent motion of over 25 arcsec/min around its close approach.

A nice imaging, and maybe even visual, opportunity I think.

David

You can get some data on the object here. And there are links to the ephemeris, orbit diagram etc if you are interested.

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2015%20FP118