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    Default Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Asteroid 2012 DA14: how to spot it | Stuart Clark | Science | guardian.co.uk

    anyone staying up tonight to try and catch/photograph this asteroid?

    also not sure if this is related to the meteor that hit russia a few hrs ago...

    Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, over 500 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO) — RT
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    Σ24|35L|Σ50|135L|70-200G2

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    Its tonight?? Damn.
    Hope the sky is clear tho

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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Magnitude +7.4, totally not visible from here.

    Don't bother unless there is an island wide electrical power failure.
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    Any rough indication of the path across our sky har? Is it from south to north?

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    Will be waiting for it at 11 34' 45.86" , +42 00' 23.5"

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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Any rough indication of the path across our sky har? Is it from south to north?

    Yup, at a low zenith angle.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 15th February 2013 at 10:04 PM.
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    Dammit, sky was clouded out. Couldn't see anything.
    Nevermind, PanStarrs is coming up next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival
    Dammit, sky was clouded out. Couldn't see anything.
    Nevermind, PanStarrs is coming up next.
    Ya lor. Got up at 3am. Took a look at the sky, gave up, went back to bed.

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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    How come meteor can hit russia without anyone detecting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants
    How come meteor can hit russia without anyone detecting it?
    So much for anti-ballistic missile defense.

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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    How come meteor can hit russia without anyone detecting it?
    Too many. Too small.
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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    How come meteor can hit russia without anyone detecting it?
    Becos there are sooooo many and sooo small la. [oops, din see the previous post]
    Last edited by La Fontaine; 16th February 2013 at 05:28 PM.
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    Default Re: Asteroid 2012 da 14 and meteor hitting russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    So much for anti-ballistic missile defense.
    It is a different ballgame. Meteor travels at astronomical speed!!!!
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