248590 wMeteor0239

Chasing hundreds of Near Earth Objects is exciting, primarily because we are watching and refining orbits of those which may hit the earth at some point. HOWEVER, even more exciting are the many times our cameras record a beautiful galaxy or other unexpected treat in our efforts. Here is NEO 248590 (faint, nearly dead center) recorded in a 55-sec. exposure from ASO on April 27 at 09:39 CDT; also captured was a bright and fast moving METEOR skipping across the earth's atmosphere, like a rock skipping on a still stuff.

Looking at the angle of motion, I suspect that this was an April Lyrid meteor.

Doc Clay
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