Asteroid 2004 BL86

On January 26/27 2015 Asteroid 2004 BL86 had a relatively close flyby. It was only 3 times farther from us than the Moon. This asteroid (with a diameter of about 0.5 km) is the closest known flyby until 1999 AN10 which is estimated to flyby the Earth in 2027.

The asteroid is visible as a small point.

The asteroid is visible as a small point.

 

 

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy photographed on January 19, 2015 from Ørsta, Norway. Photo details: Borg 67FL (F/3.8), Canon EOS 650D, Unitec Swat-200 mount.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy photographed on January 19, 2015 from Ørsta, Norway.
Photo details:
Borg 67FL (F/3.8), Canon EOS 650D, Unitec Swat-200 mount.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy photographed on January 19, 2015 from Ørsta, Norway. Photo details: Borg 71FL (F/3.9), Canon EOS 650D, Unitec Swat-200 mount

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy photographed on January 19, 2015 from Ørsta, Norway.
Photo details:
Borg 71FL (F/3.9), Canon EOS 650D, Unitec Swat-200 mount

Fireball November 10th 2014

 

A reddish- green fireball appeared on the sky above the clouds on November 10, 2014. Image taken at about 19.33 local time. Location Ørsta, Norway. Camera details: Samyang 8 mm fisheye-lens on a Canon T3 (EOS 1100D), Iso: 800, exp: 51 seconds

 

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The Milky Way from Øland, Sweden.

The centre of our own Galaxy here photographed from Øland, Sweden. The sky appears a bit bluish because it wasn’t properly dark when this photo was taken on August 20, 2014.

The centre of the Milky Way. Photgaphed using a modified Canon 1100D, Sigma 17-70mm lens, on an AstroTrac TT320X-AG

The centre of the Milky Way. Photgaphed using a modified Canon 1100D, Sigma 17-70mm lens, on an AstroTrac TT320X-AG