Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)
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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup
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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup

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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup
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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA 16" Astrograph

Imaging cameras: Apogee Aspen CG16070


Dates:Feb. 13, 2017

Frames: 1x120" (2')

Integration: 2'

Avg. Moon age: 17.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.08%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1455771

RA center: 18h 22' 50"

DEC center: -20° 28' 22"

Pixel scale: 2.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.561 degrees

Field radius: 0.504 degrees


Resolution: 1200x1200

Locations: Siding Spring - NSW (Australia), Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia

Description

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann imaged in February 13th, 2017. This periodic comet has being fragmenting en each apparition since 1995. In the approaching of this year only had being detected the fragment C until now, but in 10 February has been discovered other breakup: the new fragment named BT is observed in this image with high condensation and more bright than fragment-mother.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es

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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann breakup, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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