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Photographer:

Mike Olason

Email:

moicylander@centurylink.net

Location of Photo:

Denver, Colorado

Date/Time of photo:

12 December 2017, 0710UT

Equipment:

11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera

Description:

In these images Asteroid 3200 Phaethon was magnitude 10.8 moving to the west across Earth's night sky at 0.26 degrees per hour and was about 10 million miles from Earth. Phaethon is moving past the background Open Star Cluster NGC 1605.

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