posted on Nov, 10 2011 @ 12:41 PM
Back on topic, for what it's worth I calculated the orbit of YU55 using only my own observational data from the night of the close approach to see
what its trajectory was through the earth-moon system. To avoid having to divulge my exact latitude and longitude online, I used the university of
florida as my observing site for the calculations. It's not really all that close to me, but it's the right state and it's close enough for a
rough orbital determination. In spite of this, and in spite of only having a few hours of data from one observer (me), the result agrees with the JPL
prediction of the asteroid's trajectory. I'll post the full details and video comparison of predicted vs what I detected later tonight.