Flyby of Minor Planet 2010 TD54

Photography & Summary Author: Patrick Wiggins

This animation was put together from images I shot during the recent approach of minor planet 2010 TD54. The target was rotating quickly which is "reflected" (pun intended) by its rapidly changing brightness.

Equipment: Paramount ME, Celestron C-14 operating at f/5.5, SBIG ST-10 binned 3x3 with clear filter. Field of view is about 18x26 arc minutes. Mount set to nearly follow the target. Twenty-three five second exposures shot between 09:01:27 and 09:04:39 UTC.