how to photograph asteroids

Started Jun 9, 2006 | Discussions thread
Steve Lathrop Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Easy....

Assuming that you may have actually meant what you said, you can photograph asteroids.

Some asteroids approach the earth fairly closely. The brightest may even achieve naked eye visibility, or possibly I mis-recollect. Back issues of Sky & Telescope magazine at your local library will provide a wealth of information about asteroids, observing asteroids with small telescopes, and photographing asteroids, most likely by using a small telescope.

Unfortunately, for wow-factor pictures of asteroids, you have to be there. There are some photos in back issues of Sky & Telescope taken from spacecraft which have approached asteroids.
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