Jakub Cerny and Martin Masek has successfully imaged comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann with FRAM, 30.72 (+/- 8.16) hours after its outburst, which was discovered by Paul Camillieri. The time of outburst was determined by Richard Miles.
Measured total coma diameter. total coma magnitudes and Afrho (10 000 km aperture radius):
Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) was discovered 12. November 2013. One month later, we adde this comet as very interesting object to list of comets for observing program for GLORIA. Reason was a orbit, which shows that this is probably dynamically new comet from Oort cloud, and its activitiy level which suggest chance for nucleusRead more
On the picture there can be seen part of the famous constellation Orion, which is observable in the winter sky (valid for Northern Hemisphere). It was summer in Argentina (southern hemisphere) at the time of imaging by the telescope FRAM.
On the picture above we can see a trio of bright stars, this is the Orion's Belt.
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[ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:11:23 +0000 ]
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