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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

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Observer
Nick James
Time of observation
19/09/2017 - 23:00
Object
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
Equipment
C11 + FLI CCD
Exposure
1620s
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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is due to make an Earth gravity assist flyby on September 22 when it will pass 17,000 above Artarctica. It is currently quite faint (around mag 18-19) but is brightening rapidly. It is just visible on this pair of images taken last night when it was 0.01 au (1.5 million km) away. Predicted positions and magnitudes for the next few days are here.

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