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31 August 2017, 0836UT
1" Refractor f/4 and ST-402ME CCD Camera
Asteroid Florence (3122) is only one day away from it's close approach to Earth at about 3AM MDT on 1 September in these images. The asteroid is magnitude 8.7 and only 4.5 million miles from Earth in these images. The asteroid is about 2.7 miles wide and moving about 1/3 degree per hour across our night skies.