2010 WC9 heads up

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Alex Pratt
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David,

thanks for posting about this brief opportunity to see this NEO from the UK.

I find it frustrating and amusing in equal measure that the MPC’s ‘Daily Minor Planet’ often tells us about NEO flybys the day after they’ve been and gone.    🙂

I had to smile this teatime as I checked my e-mails and ESA’s 2010 WC9 Close-Approach Fact Sheet arrived in my Inbox at 16:09. Informative but no use for planning a UK observing session.

Thankfully other resources such as the Minor Planet Mailing List and some astro magazines tell us in advance. I recorded 2010 WC9 last night and will add something to my Member Page this evening.

Clear skies,

     Alex.