(162082) 1998 HL1 October favourable apparition

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Richard Miles

Thanks David for highlight this close approach.

The apparition is on the list of favourable NEO approaches to the Earth in the 2019 BAA Handbook. It is especially easy to observe from the UK as the object is within a few degrees of the opposition point at a Declination of +13 deg when at its brightest (Oct 27). As such it is visible every evening between now and the end of the month, with it as bright as 12th magnitude from Oct 25 – Oct 28, before it finally heads off to southerly declinations and becomes inaccessible from here in the UK.