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Outburst of comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

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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):
V-band: 34 905 km coma, 11.92 +/- 0.02 mag, 128 061.5 +/- 3144.8 cm
R-band: 32 412 km coma, 11.59 +/- 0.02 mag, 131 364.2 +/- 3424.9 cm

V-R colour index was determined as 0.33 mag a very similar to solar continuum, near typical value for most comets in such distance (0.3 to 0.5 mag).

Coma magnitude profile:
 

Afrho profile:



 

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann - 2015 May 7.41 UT. V-band (left) and R-band (right)