Asteroid 3200 Phaethon near Close Approach to Earth

Mike Olason
Location of photo
Denver, Colorado
Date/Time of photo
17 December 2017, 0011UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
In these images Asteroid 3200 Phaethon was magnitude 11.0 moving to the southwest across Earth's evening twilight at 0.64 degrees per hour and was about 6.41 million miles from Earth. These images were taken in Evening Twilight about 1 hour after Phaethon's close approach to Earth at 2300UT 2017/12/16.
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