Asteroid Florence (3122) Two Nights from Close Approach to Earth

Photographer
Mike Olason
Email
moicylander@centurylink.net
Location of photo
Denver Colorado
Date/Time of photo
30 August 2017, 0510UT
Equipment
11" SCT f/6.4, 1" Refractor f/4, STF-8300M and ST-402ME CCD Cameras
Description
Asteroid Florence is only 2 nights from it's close approach to Earth at 3AM MDT September 1. In these images the asteroid is magnitude 9 and about 4.6 million miles from Earth. The 7 different images try to show the asteroid in different ways. The asteroid was moving about 1/3 degree per hour across the night sky.
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