Asteroid 2012 DA14 as Seen from Siding Spring, Australia
This animated set of images, from the telescope known as the iTelescope.net Siding Spring Observatory, shows asteroid 2012 DA14 as the streak moving from left to right in the field of view. The images were taken around 9:40 a.m. PST (12:40 p.m. EST, or 17:40 UTC) on Feb. 15, 2013.
The exposure time was 5 seconds long.
Image courtesy of E. Guido/N. Howes/Remanzacco Observatory