Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
12 October 2017, 0327UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Asteroid 2012 TC4 was only about 50,000 miles from Earth when these images were taken and only 2 hours 15 minutes from it's close approach to Earth on October 12 at 0542UT. The images were taken 1/2 hour before the Asteroid set over the Rocky Mountains. The Asteroid was magnitude 13.1 and moving at about 15 degrees per hour. The several images attempt to show the Asteroid from different perspectives.