April 23, 2014

View Two Bright Asteroids Together !

An interesting event is going on in the sky. Two bright asteroids Ceres and Vesta can be seen together in a same FOV of a telescope or a binocular these days. The separation between them is just 2.5 degrees and it will decrease down to just 9 arc minutes during July 4th and 5th. I don't know this is rare event or not but it is really excited for an amateur astronomer to view two bright asteroids in a same field of view. Ceres is the largest asteroid and Vesta is the third largest, second most massive and the brightest asteroid. Most probably the sky in July will be cloudy so hope for a clear sky during 4th July!!

Rahul Zota

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