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Old 16-08-2009, 09:06 PM
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Comet Obs 13th to 16th August 09

Comet Observations 13th,15th,16th August 2009

C/2008 T2 Cardinal
2009 August 14.38 UT; m1= 12.2; Dia= 2.5; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83)
No tail, coma very diffuse, 15 degrees above SW Horizon.
Comp Star= GSC-7197-0286; Method= S; Cat= HS

2009 August 16.37 UT; m1= 11.2; Dia= 2.5; DC= 3; 25cm L, f:5 (x83)
No tail, bright star nearby, coma small and diffuse.
Comp Star= GSC-7273-1347; Method= S; Cat= HS


C/2008 Q3 Garradd
2009 August 15.41 UT; m1= 10.3; Dia= 4; DC= 3/4; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail, interference from zodiacal light, 10 degrees above West horizon.
Comp Star= TYC 290-657-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 16.37 UT; m1= 9.4; Dia= 6.5; DC= 3/4; 25cm L, f:5 (x83)
No tail, interference from zodiacal light, 25 degrees above West horizon.
Comp Star= TYC 290-40-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ


88P/ Howell
2009 August 14.40 UT; m1= 9.4; Dia= 9.5; DC= 4; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail, coma large and diffuse, interference by zodiacal light.
Comp Star= TYC 5556-699-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 15.42 UT; m1= 10.2; Dia= 5; DC= 4; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail.
Comp Star= TYC 5559-1052-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 16.39 UT; m1= 9.9; Dia= 3.5; DC= 4; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail, background star in coma.
Comp Star= TYC 5560-4-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ





C/2006 W3 Christensen
2009 August 13.44 UT; m1= 7.7; Dia= 6; DC= 6; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail.
Comp Star= TYC 1644-33-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 14.41 UT; m1= 8.3; Dia= 6.5; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail, coma condensed with faint outer edge, coma elongated to SW slightly.
Comp Star= TYC 2155-336-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 15.43 UT; m1= 8.9; Dia= 5; DC= 6; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail, coma elongated to the West.
Comp Star= TYC 1643-111-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 16.40 UT; m1= 8.1; Dia= 5; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail, coma elongated to the West, tight central condensation, stars in vicinity of coma, 25 degrees above North-East horizon.
Comp Star= TYC 1643-449-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ


22P/ Kopff
2009 August 14.49 UT; m1= 10.8; Dia= 5; DC= 5; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail.
Comp Star= TYC 5816-735-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 15.56 UT; m1= 10.9; Dia= 2.5; DC= 4/5; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail, coma elongated to West.
Comp Star= TYC 5816-544-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 16.44 UT; m1= 10.5; Dia= 8; DC= 5; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
No tail, faint background stars in vicinity of coma.
Comp Star= TYC 5816-869-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

217P/ Linear
2009 August 15.61 UT; m1= 11.0; Dia= 2; DC= 5; 20cm T, f:10 (x63)
No tail, bright star in vicinity, coma elongated to SW, 25 degrees above East horizon.
Comp Star= GSC-4710-0103; Method= S; Cat= HS


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