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 Post subject: Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 am 
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This is a normally-inconspicuous object of the Centaur group, which orbits between Jupiter and Saturn. But it's also well-known for producing outbursts, which make it somewhat brighter. One of these was reported at the end of last month, so last night I had a look for it from my garden.
Although it's fairly low in the sky in Aquarius, I could see it on 90-second exposures with my old Mx716 CCD camera (attached to my C8 telescope operating at f/3.3).
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File comment: Comet 29P on 9-Oct. 40x 90-sec with Mx716 on C8 at f/3.3
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This brings my tally of comet detections up to one hundred - 97 of which have been in the last sixteen years, and half of those in the last three!


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 Post subject: Re: Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:07 pm 
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Excellent :D ....only 3 to go Ross to hit the big 100....well done.


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