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Eros in Leo Minor - charts

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Eros in Leo Minor - charts

Posted by Graham Relf at 14:45 on 2011 Dec 13

Asteroid charts on the Computing Section's site now cover all oppositions brighter than magnitude 12 up to 2012 Feb 29. The last entry is 433 Eros which will be only 0.18 AU from us at the beginning of February. It is well placed for UK observers now (Dec 13) at magnitude 10.1 in Leo Minor.

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Posted by John ONeill at 11:53 on 2012 Jan 27

433 Eros is heading south in Sextans, so catch it while you can. It will not have a better opposition for many decades to come.I imaged it on 19 Jan 2012. See my image at

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Posted by David Basey at 18:56 on 2011 Dec 14

Graham, thanks for the note, it prompted me to explore the Computing Section's webpages which is something I've never really done before.It's becoming a really useful resource. If anything it seems a shame that the charts and applets are 'buried away' where they are. To my mind they merit a separate home page link, say 'Observing Tools'.David.

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Posted by Graham Relf at 17:04 on 2012 Jan 06

Eros has now crossed into Leo. I managed to photograph its trail last night (the first clear night in weeks here). Result can be seen on Flickr: 433 Eros trail

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Posted by John ONeill at 11:56 on 2012 Jan 27

My website should be Variable Star NightsJohn