Saturday, June 1, 2013
Live G+ Hangout on Air - (285263) 1998QE2 pass
Hi and welcome Plussers! Today, its the weekend and we have a 2.7 klm Asteroid making its closest approach to earth for the next 200 years (therabouts), so I thought a good chance to brush up on the G+ Hangout skills. I am a bit slack I don't have any special guests or anything for you. I just thought I might do a little live broadcasting of the action. Enjoy! Here is the image from the session. I'll create a couple of annimations from the rest of the session as soon as I download all the images. I have down loaded all the images now and used the Google Plus Auto-Awesome feature to create an animation of the asteroid. I think there is a slight glitch as it has one of the photos out of order but it does a great job. Also captured here is something that I need to have a closer look at, it seems to a be a sun glint from a satelite. I have checked the original image its too big to be camera fault or a cosmic ray hitting the CCD chip, as it looks solid and fuzzy enough to be outside the atmosphere. (Note Cosmic rays are usually dead give aways as the are very pixelated and that looks way bigger than anyone I have seen before). Cheers.....thanks for joining us.