Near Earth Asteroid 2001 PJ9 came close to Earth on 2013-Jul-17 at 23:08UT at distance of 0.075 AU. This rock has an estimated diameter of 800 m. The asteroid is getting brighter and reaches mag 15.7 over next 5 days.
Astrometry is needed to support Goldstone radar observations.
NEO 2001 PJ9 is only visible from the northern iTelescopes as it passes through Cassiopeia, Andromeda and Lacerata. It is moving relatively slowly, so the tracking capability of the iTelescopes should be all that is needed.
The asteroid rises around 20:00 from Mayhill, and is only decently high enough to image at around 1-1:30 am.
Close up view of 2001 PJ9 on the night of the 19th. Each time point is one hour. . The rectangle is the field of view of iTelecope 5.
The MPC one line elements are
F3349 18.4 0.15 K134I 342.27601 291.13498 283.90324 10.54026 0.6389488 0.40831656 1.7994428 2 MPO264306 94 4 2001-2013 0.47 M-h 3Eh MPC 0000 (153349) 2001 PJ9 20130429