As I had no magic gigs last night I popped outside with my telescope and did a little asteroid hunting. Amazing that in less than an hour it is possible to track the movement of small little lumps of rock way out in the asteroid belt, that’s about 2.5 times the distance from the Sun than the Earth is!

Have a look at the video and see if you can spot the asteroids – they get tougher.


These images were taken on 20th January 2017 of asteroids (4) Vesta, (162) Laurentia and (200) Dynamene.

If you are interested in astronomy and want to find out more about buying a telescope you can read an article I wrote about it. (People often see that I post the occasional astronomical related picture on my social media and ask me, so I though it easier just to write a whole article on the subject.)

Can you spot the asteroids in these images?
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