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Comet C/2011 KP36 Spacewatch
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Author:  rwilkinson [ Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Comet C/2011 KP36 Spacewatch

This object was discovered five years ago by the Spacewatch project, and originally classified as an asteroid.
But after cometary activity was observed it got a free transfer to the comet club!

I imaged it a couple of months ago using one of the Spanish iTelescopes:
File comment: Comet C/2011 KP36 on 14-Aug. 2x 200-sec with Planewave 12" CDK at f/7.9,
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But now it's in range from Bolton, rising in the SE in the evenings (right over the brightest area of light-pollution!).
File comment: Comet C/2011 KP36 on 3-Oct. 68x 1-min using MX716 on C8 at f/3.3.
c2011kp36_3oct.png [ 114.62 KiB | Viewed 2101 times ]

Author:  rwilkinson [ Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Comet C/2011 KP36 Spacewatch

Now there's no more bright Moonlight in the evening, I had another look for this faint (12th magnitude) comet. And although last night's sky was not that clear, I still managed to detect it:
File comment: Comet Spacewatch on 22-Oct. 54x 1-min with MX716 on C8 at f/3.3.
c2011kp36_22oct.png [ 192.84 KiB | Viewed 2012 times ]

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