Appulse of (1) Ceres and (4) Vesta

Forums Asteroids Ceres and Vesta in 2014 Appulse of (1) Ceres and (4) Vesta

Alex Pratt

This rare event occurred at a difficult time for mid-northern latitude observers, with the asteroids very low down in the SW in the summer twilight.

Local obstructions blocked the view from my observatory, although I managed to record them by setting up a portable mount in another part of the garden. July 5/6 was bright and sunny, then as the twilight darkened the forecast ‘clear sky’ turned into thick cloud.

 The night of July 6/7 was better, which produced the attached pic.

 Clear skies,