Old 29-08-2009, 09:41 AM
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Comet Obs 25th/26th Aug 09

Comet Observations for 25th/26th August, 2009

C/2006 W3 Christensen
2009 August 25.50 UT; m1= 10.1; Dia= 3; DC= 5; 35cm T, f:11 (x122)
No tail, coma elongated to SW.
Comp Star= TYC 1621-737-1; Method= M; Cat= TJ

2009 August 25.57 UT; m1= 7.6; Dia= 5; DC= 3; 7x50 B
No tail, coma seems quite diffuse.
Comp Star= TYC 1621-1245-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 26.57 UT; m1= 9.1; Dia= 5; DC= 6; 20cm T, f:6 (x39)
No tail, coma elongated to NE.
Comp Star= TYC 1620-2547-1; Method= M; Cat= TJ

2009 August 26.58 UT; m1= 7.6; Dia= 9; DC= 3; 7x50 B
No tail, coma diffuse.
Comp Star= TYC 1617-887-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

22P/ Kopff
2009 August 25.50 UT; m1= 11.4; Dia= 2; DC= 6; 35cm T, f:11 (x122)
No tail.
Comp Star= GSC-5819-0984; Method= S; Cat= HS

2009 August 26.57 UT; m1= 9.8; Dia= 4; DC= 5; 20cm T, f:6 (x39)
No tail, bright star nearby in FOV.
Comp Star= TYC 5819-1106-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

217P/ Linear
2009 August 25.71 UT; m1= 10.0; Dia= 4; DC= 5/6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
Tail extension to the SW, 19 long approx, coma seems fainter than last observation, tail traced longer.
Comp Star= TYC 4720-834-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ

2009 August 26.61 UT; m1= 9.9; Dia= 3; DC= 5/6; 20cm T, f:6 (x39)
Tail to the WSW, 18 long approx.
Comp Star= TYC 4720-137-1; Method= S; Cat= TJ
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Old 29-08-2009, 11:22 AM
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for taking the time to post these observations.

I must take a look at 22P/ Kopff -- at least for old-times sake. I remember seeing it a couple of apparitions ago (about the time of Hale/Bopp) and it was a nice comet that time round. From the emphemeris, it won't be bright for long but is currently well placed for southern observers.

So 217P/ LINEAR has a tail eh? Must take a look there too!


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