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Asteroid 2004 BL86 shortly before earth flyby: This 650 meter wide asteroid will fly by earth on January 26 in  3.1 lunar distances. The image shows the path of the asteroid in the constellation of Carina on January 25 at 20:55 UT.

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Object Asteroid 2004 BL86
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation Asteroid 2004 BL86
Constellation Carina
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 1x10min L, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark+Flat Frame
Guiding No autoguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop.
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 25 Jan 2015
Remark Image from 20:55 UT, 25-1-2015
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