Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: 2014-03-02

March 6, 2014

The asteroid 2014 DX110 tracked by astronomers

Dear readers and followers,

yesterday night we reported you that an asteroid of 30 meters of diameter will be close to Earth. This asteroid called 2014 DX110 has been tracked and taken in picture by astronomers. You will find also a video, enjoy

Credit image : L. Elenin

 Credit image: Slooh

Stay tuned

March 5, 2014

Tonight check out the asteroid 2014 DX110 closer than the Moon

Dear readers and followers,

Tonight, at 10 pm CET (1 p.m. PST) Wednesday March 5th, an asteroid will very close to Earth. Actually closer than the distance from Earth to the Moon. 
This time, the asteroid called 2014 DX110 is estimated to be around 30 meter of diameter and its closest approach to our planet will be around 350,000 km. NASA is used to detect, track and characterizes space comets and hazardous asteroids. A dedicated program called Near-Earth Object Observation, also named Spaceguard has been created by the space agency in order to present dramatic event. This kind of event is quite usual, actually around 20 times a year said +NASA . 

Last month, a hazardous asteroid with a diameter estimated to 3 times the size of a football field and called 2000 EM26 passed close to Earth. This time due to weather conditions, none observation gears could take some great picture of the asteroid.

Credit image: Daily Galaxy

This time we hope that official observation places and amateur astro-photographers could take some impressive picture of the asteroid 2014 DX110.

Live video by +Slooh of the asteroid tracking :

Stay tuned for pictures from all around the world


Great picture capturing Milky Way and Venus in South Australia

Credit image: Dave Gen

The picture has been taken with a Nikon D3100 uding a Sigma 18-250mm lens and PP Lightroom 5 from South Australia over over Sellicks Hill.

March 4, 2014

Amazing panoramic picture of the milky way taken in the Mountains of New Hampshire

Credit image: Christopher Georgia

The picture has been built with 15-shot panoramic image north of Franconia Notch State Park, N.H. on July 2013. The photographer used a Nikon D3s camera, Nikon 14-24mm lens at 15mm, exposure 22 seconds x 15, f/2.8 and ISO 2500, to capture the photo.

March 3, 2014

Amazing video of Bulgaria night sky

Credit image: Nikola Petrov and Emil Ivanov

A whole night at Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory, Bulgaria in September 2010. 
The frames are taken each 25 seconds. The video combines 764 individual images with a Canon 40 D camera with 20mm Sigma lenses at F/1.8.