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antoniseb
2004-Mar-24, 08:26 PM
There are some nice GIF images of 2004 FH [the tiny very close asteroid] whizzing by the Earth last week. There had been a plan to use the dish at Arecibo to get a radar image of it, but unfortunately there was a power outage at an inopportune time.

Some studies indicate that it has a period of rotation of about 90 seconds.

DippyHippy
2004-Mar-26, 10:07 PM
Have you got a URL for the GIF please anton? :)

antoniseb
2004-Mar-27, 12:59 PM
try here:

http://www.stargazing.com/pub/2004fh_movie.gif

I think there's a better one out there somewhere.

DippyHippy
2004-Mar-27, 10:18 PM
Wow... it varies in brightness a lot, but perhaps that's not surprising.... any idea of the magnitude and the field of view in the image? It seemed to be moving pretty quickly too...