Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
5 May 2017, 0500UT
11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
Asteroid 2014 JO25 is now 29 million miles from Earth and has dimmed to magnitude 16.6. Spiral Galaxy NGC 4177 is in the background as JO25 passes it. Unfortunately the 3/4 illuminated Moon was only 29 degrees away which washed out some of the galaxies features. The insets are 12 images (each 5 minutes) tracked on the asteroid which is circled.