Eros in Leo | David Schaechter

David Schaechter
Location of photo
Sunnyvale, CA
Date/Time of photo
Jan 15 - 16, 2012
The Orion Short Tube 80 used for imaging, with the Orion Eon 120 used for autoguiding, both on the Orion Sirius Mount. The Orion 6 mega pixel Star Shoot Pro Single Shot Color Camera was used as the imager in conjunction with a Light Polution Filter
On Jan 15-16, 2012, 9th magnitude Near Earth Asteroid Eros traversed the Leo Constellation. The photo is a stacking of 50 200-second exposures that captures the almost 3-hour motion of Eros in the same field as M95, M96, and M105.