(meteorobs) Near Earth Asteroid 2000 EW70 cometary?
German amateurs watching the NEA with a 10" Newtonian claim that it
was not a point source but a fuzzy object - confirmation would be
Amateur astronomers excited by close asteroid
Several amateur astronomers have spotted the newly discovered
asteroid 2000 EW70 (see Updates # 181 story 3 and 182 story 3
sidebar) in the vicinity of the Earth by now, both with CCD cameras (it
trails fast) and visually. C. Harder caught it - despite hazy skies - on
March 22nd with a 10" Newton and could see it move within minutes.
And both he and another observer noted that the 13.9 mag. object was
fuzzy and not a point source like near-by stars: It looked more like a
Planetary Nebula. Or were they at the verge of resolving the asteroid's
disk visually? (Harder in astro@naadot net March 22)
http://www.geocities.com/skyweek/mirror/183.html Story 2
Ephemeris: http://www.xs4alldot nl/~carlkop/ew70.html
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