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Old 06-06-2011, 09:30 AM
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Comet Obs 3rd & 4th June 2011

Comet Observations 3rd & 4th June 2011
29P/ Schwassmann Wachmann
2011 Jun 03.42 UT; m1= 11.9; Dia= 2.5; DC= 3; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
Bright star at edge of coma, no tail, central condensation diffuse, coma elongated to the West, does not enhance with Swan band filter.
Comp Star= ASAS-3 194322+0114.2; Method= S; Cat= AU

C/2009 F4 McNaught
2011 Jun 03.43 UT; m1= 13.5; Dia= 0.8; DC= 4/5; 25cm L, f:5 (x83)
Coma diffuse, small bright central condensation visible in periods of good seeing, no enhancement with Swan band filter.
Comp Star= ASAS-3 114813-8129.9; Method= M; Cat= AU

C/2009 P1 Garradd
2011 Jun 03.77 UT; m1= 9.9; Dia= 3.5; DC= 6; 25cm L, f:5 (x39)
Come has diffuse edges, inner coma brightens gradually to a small, bright, star-like central condensation which appears slightly elongated to the South. No enhancement with Swan band filter.
Comp Star= TYC 5245-886-1; Method= M; Cat= TJ

C/2011 C1 McNaught
2011 Jun 03.78 UT; m1= 11.9; Dia= 2.5; DC= 2; 25cm L, f:5 (x83)
Coma very diffuse, slight hint of brightening to centre but not easily visible, enhances well with Swan band filter, slight interference by zodiacal light, averted vision worked best on this comet.
Comp Star= ASAS-3 010947+1521.0; Method= S; Cat= AU



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I'd just like to point out that 29P has gone through another outburst as well.
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