2013 NJ comes out to play

Well, after weeks of cloud, I get a break just when I needed it! NEO 2013 NJ has been on my hit list for a while and its a deep southern object, not unlike 2012 DA14 for that matter, and a reasonable mag 14. These Earth skimming rocks are quite fast moving and at 2.5 Lunar distances this one is going at nearly an arc min every min – which means it can be seen clearly moving in real time.

Here’s the Youtube: It’s been gettingĀ a fair pounding thanks to a plug on Universe today and a retweet by the MPC

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