Sunday, July 6, 2014

Close Conjunction of Ceres & Vesta Observed, July 4, 2014

This weekend, asteroids 1 Ceres and 4 Vesta made a close conjunction, only 10' apart. I observed this at Conway Observatory in Lowell, Indiana on the night of July 4, 2014.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/super-close-pairing-ceres-vesta/


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For full details of the observation, and a GIF of the asteroids by my friend Javier, check here.


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Javier's first image of the asteroids.

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