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MP 2021 DW1 close approach 2-4 Mar 2021
Hi All,

My searches of the DBPS for close approaching MPs uncovered a fast mover for next week: 2021 DW1 an Apollo class object. On 3 mar 2021 it's predicted to be 14.7 mag and moving at 106"/min. Here's the OI for 3 Mar:[attachment=1618]

Kenneth, what's your limiting magnitude? Will you be able to observe this one if the weather cooperates? The moon shouldn't interfere. It would be cool if someone's able to observe it.

Phil S.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not sure the DPS is the best tool for finding close approachers, so I thought I'd share some resources that may help.

The MPC has a page here:

This is the upcoming Goldstone observation schedule:

Have fun!
Clear skies,
Head Dude at Skyhound
Thanks, Greg. Those look like very useful websites.

Phil S.

Also 2021 DW1 was on the MPC list & one of the closer approaches. Your ST4v is pretty impressive to be able to find these close approaches on a home computer, Greg. 

Thanks for all your hard work,

Phil S.

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