PLANETARY DEFENSE MISSIONS

MISSION 2005LW3

Asteroid 2005LW3 is a near-earth asteroid, which measures around 170 meters in diameter. It will come within three lunar distances of Earth on November 23. The asteroid will shine brightly, but it will be moving fast, so don’t miss it! More info here.

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database. In the Recording field be sure the information is entered:

Record duration : 10min
Exposure time : 2000ms
Gain : 30db

Take at least 3 observations.

MISSION 2015RN35

Asteroid 2015RN35 is a near-earth asteroid, which measures around 80 meters in diameter. It will flyby our Earth on December 15. It could be locally devastating, but likely wouldn’t cause widespread destruction if it hit us. More info here.

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database. In the Recording field be sure the information is entered:

Record duration : 10min
Exposure time : 3971ms
Gain : 30db

Take at least 3 observations.

MISSION 2010XC15

Asteroid 2010XC15 is a near-earth asteroid which measures around 180 meters in diameter. It would pose a significant threat to Earth if it were on a collision path with us, but luckily, that is not the case! This asteroid is set to make its close approach on December 27 where it will be only two lunar distances away. More info here.

To observe your target:

Follow the HowTo Guide for A. The target is in the Unistellar app’s database. In the Recording field be sure the information is entered:

Record duration : 10min
Exposure time : 3971ms
Gain : 30db

Take at least 3 observations.

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