Asteroid 7 Iris -- Surprisingly Bright

I logged onto Slooh.com and enjoyed a great radio show by the "Divas" - Marleen and Tavi. While they talked, the telescope zoomed in on Iris.

I'm not a big observer of asteroids. They usually look like nothing more than a dim star. But not with Iris. Right now we are fairly close to Iris, so it was surprisingly bright -- well, surprisingly to me!

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