2012 DA14 captured on its way out from its very close encounter with Earth.
The NEO was 8th magnitude and moving at 1,645"/minute when these images were obtained and was nine times closer than the Moon. At its closest at 19:24 UT on 15th Feb. 2013 it had come inside the geostationary satellite ring but by the time these images were taken 80 minutes later it had already passed back outside.
|2012 DA14 1hour and 20 minutes after closest approach to Earth|
Exposures were limited to 0.2 seconds to stop the asteroid from trailing so the images could be used to measure the object's position.
A few gaps in thickening clouds only allowed a short run of images to be captured between 20:43 - 21:00 UT, before the sky completely clouded over.