View Full Version : NEO Toutatis 0.05 AU Passage in December

2012-Dec-01, 12:03 AM
NEO asteroid 4179 Toutatis will pass Earth by 0.05 AU on 2012 DEC 12. The 4.5x2.4x1.9 km object is expected to peak at magnitude +10.5 on DEC 16.

Iíve created an equatorial chart, overhead diagram and ephemeris for the asteroid. They can be seen at: www.CurtRenz.com/asteroids

Photos and descriptions of Toutatis would be welcome additions to this thread