December 8, 2012

Asteroid Vesta to visit NGC 1647 on 31st December!!

On the evening of 31st December, bright asteroid Vesta will pass close to an open cluster NGC 1647 in Taurus. The asteroid will be barely half degree away from the center of the cluster. Asteroid Vesta currently shines at magnitude 6.25 in Taurus and is easily spotted through binoculars if we know where it is in the sky!

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