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29 August 2017, 0728UT
11" SCT, 1" Refractor, STF-8300M and ST-402ME CCD Cameras
Asteroid Florence (3122) is now only 4.6 million miles from Earth with close approach on 1 September at 4.4 million miles. In these images the asteroid is magnitude 9.2 and moving about 1/3 degree per hour across Earth's night skies. The images show different ways of looking at the asteroid with different telescopes and CCD cameras.