Asteroid 2006 VV2



 Asteroid 2006 VV2 on its close approach to Earth, distance approx 8.8 lunar distances away. North is at top, asteroid is traveling north to south. Just left of center is galaxy NGC 3270.

Scope was getting to close to the mount to continue, only captured 10 frames with the asteroid. Trimming the edges to get rid of aligment artifacts left only 9 shots of the asteroid. 30 images taken without asteroid combined with min max excluded average, 10 frames with adaptive added, and the two subsets adaptive added together.

Imaging Site: My backyard in San Diego, Ca.

Date: 30 Mar 2007

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N @ f/5

Mount: Takahashi NJP

Guiding: None

Camera: Canon 20Da in raw mode, ISO 400.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of images and exposure: 30 - 121 second images without asteroid. 10 - 121 second images with asteroid. 20 second delay between asteroid images.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: Dark and flat.

Processing with: ImagesPlus and Photoshop.

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