Asteroid 2014 JO25 and the Black Eye Galaxy M64

Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
20 April 2017, 0553UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Asteroid 2014 JO25 moving past the background galaxy M64 which is known as the Black Eye Galaxy. The asteroid is moving away from Earth. It is 1.71 million miles from Earth in this image and is moving at 1.618 degrees per hour across Earth's skies. The asteroid streak is 8.1 arc minutes (0.135 degrees) long in this 5 minute image.
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