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Big, bright fast mover (7482) 1994 PC1
#1
Hi All,

This big, bright NEA is currently in Puppis at -49° Dec moving north & brightening. Max brightness is predicted to reach 10.4 mag on Jan 18 @ 1900 EST when it will be in Pisces ~7° Dec. It should be visible from both northern & southern hemispheres, weather permitting. It's already 15th mag & should remain at least that bright until Jan 25.

Here's the predicted path: [attachment=2176]

Good hunting,

Phil S.
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#2
Thanks Phil, hopefully this high level haze will have gone by then.
Win11 Pro, 64gb ddr4 Ram, RTX 2080 Super, i7 11700K, 3 x 1920x1080 280hz Monitors.
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#3
This rock will burn a hole thru the thin stuff at only 5-6LD! Nice chart Phil!! I brought that rock to the attention of our local clubs just after Christmas. For us here in SE Texas on the evening of January 17th, that large (1 mile) rock from space (1994 PC1) will make a nice pass in the south. The moon is full but 84° from the rock's location. Highest ~8pm at magnitude 9-10 moving at a speed of ~1.3'/min. In just 3 hours the rock tracks 4° as it move out of Fornax into Eridanus. Then again as Phil points out, we get another jab at it high in the south in the early evening of the 18th as we track thru and out of Astronomical twilight, now moving 2'/min. Moon 105° away. Finally, a really big boy. But oh my, January weather!

Even on the 19th, this big rock is high in the NW moving quickly along the Andromeda/Pegasus border at 11th mag at end of astronomical twilight.
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#4
Thank Technoking for the chart. That's one wild projection. This one should be brighter than 15th mag for ~3 weeks, like Nereus & 2003 SD220. It's been on the CNEOS list for a while.

Phil S.
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#5
ESA's NEO Coordination Centre has released a Close Approach Fact Sheet at https://neo.ssa.esa.int/-/latest-cafs, also attached for convenience. 


.pdf   Close approach fact sheet for asteroid 7482 1994PC1 (version 1.0).pdf (Size: 1.37 MB / Downloads: 2)
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(2022-01-11, 10:56 PM)razvan Wrote: ESA's NEO Coordination Centre has released a Close Approach Fact Sheet at https://neo.ssa.esa.int/-/latest-cafs, also attached for convenience. 

I've searched the site and have been unable to locate that paper.
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(2022-01-12, 06:44 PM)bigmasterdrago Wrote:
(2022-01-11, 10:56 PM)razvan Wrote: ESA's NEO Coordination Centre has released a Close Approach Fact Sheet at https://neo.ssa.esa.int/-/latest-cafs, also attached for convenience. 

I've searched the site and have been unable to locate that paper.

It's available at the URL I posted, just click on the Download button. This is what I see when I go there:

   
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#8
Thanks but your URL did not post.

Your posted URL is such fine print that my mouse pointer was having a really hard time locking. Got it now. Thanks.
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(2022-01-13, 04:23 AM)bigmasterdrago Wrote: Thanks but your URL did not post.

Your posted URL is such fine print that my mouse pointer was having a really hard time locking. Got it now. Thanks.

That's odd, I see it in normal size (see the attachment). Not sure what happened. Anyway, glad you found it.

   
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#10
Here is a partial screen capture. Not a problem viewing since it is an image. The URL was another matter.

   
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